New and Returning Students

Democracy Prep Congress Heights will not serves students after the 2018-19 school year. Current students are encouraged to apply for new schools through the MySchoolsDC citywide application process or enroll in their in-boundary school.
Lottery information can be found at .  Student in-boundary schools can be identified at

On Dec 19, 2018, the PCSB voted to revoke the charter for Democracy Prep Congress Heights, meaning the school will be closing at the end of this school year, in June 2019.  Students will therefore not be able to re-enroll at Democracy Prep Congress Heights, and will need to find new schools to attend for the 2019-2020 school year.  Information about the lottery {and neighborhood school??} options for next year can be found here.

for returning students

Re-enrollment for returning students for the 2019-2020 school year will begin in Spring 2019:

Parents/guardians of current students wishing to attend the school in the upcoming school year, must notify the school by completing  the re-enrollment by the spring deadline and all applicable related paperwork by the school specified deadline. Forms and reminders will be sent home. Parents’/guardians’ current students who miss the deadlines may be required to submit an application through MySchoolsDC to be considered for re-enrollment pending seat availability. Former students who have withdrawn do not receive preference in the lottery or on the waitlist.
All students must have complete the proof of residency process to enroll in school. Failure to complete and submit proof of residency will result in a student being unable to enroll in the school. 

  • On/about February 2019:  Returning students complete Intent to Return forms for 2019-20.  

  • On/about March - April 2019:  Returning students are required to complete online registration prior to the start of open enrollment. Students who fail to re-enroll during this period will not be guaranteed a space and will be considered a new applicant.  

  • On/about April 2019:  Returning students begin to submit their proof of Residency

This page will be updated with more details in February 2019 once re-enrollment begins.

for new students

Congress Heights PCS participates in the MySchoolDC Lottery and all new families must register on the MySchoolDC website to begin the enrollment process for School Year 2019-2020. Please visit for more information regarding the DC Common Lottery.  

The lottery application deadline is March 1, 2019.

MySchoolDC Lottery Results will be released on March 29, 2019.  Please note that to attend Congress Heights PCS you must meet the DC Residency Requirements which can be found at

All students must complete the proof of residency process to enroll in school. Failure to complete and submit proof of residency will result in a student being unable to enroll in the school. 

New Student Registration

Matched families will receive email notifications both from MySchoolDC, as well as Congress Heights PCS.  The email from Congress Heights PCS will come from regarding online registration.  

In addition to the online registration, there are several items that must be received onsite.  Please see the checklist below for a complete list of required documents.

Enrollment Checklist

  • Online Registration (link received via email)

  • MySchoolDC Enrollment Form

  • Residency Verification Form (with supporting documents)

  • State issued ID for Legal Guardian

  • Birth Certificate

  • Most recent Report Card (Final School Year Report Card is required by June 30, 2019)

  • DC Universal Health Certificate

  • DC Oral Health Certificate

  • Request for Student Records Form

  • Transfer/Withdrawal Form from current school (Required by June 30, 2018)

All documents are due May 1, 2019, unless otherwise indicated.