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Plan approved for D.C.'s largest charter school

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The DC Public Charter School Board has approved what could become the District's largest charter school.

The California nonprofit Rocketship Education had submitted an application to open eight campuses in the District, serving a total of 5,200 students and surpassing Friendship Public Charter Schools as the largest charter school operator in the city.

In its meeting this week, the charter board approved the creation of two Rocketship schools, with a maximum capacity of 1,300 students, to open in fall 2015. After the first school has been open for two years and if the first two campuses are in the top tier of D.C. charters, Rocketship can begin adding one campus with up to 650 students each a year until it reaches the eight campuses it wants.

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