At Carlos Rosario, we appreciate the busy schedules of adult students. We offer a variety of class schedules to ensure you are able to meet your work and family responsibilities while pursuing your educational goals. View our class offerings arrow.
The Carlos Rosario School’s award-winning model for adult education includes language and skills classes (English as a Second Language, GED in English and Spanish, Computer Literacy, etc.), citizenship test preparation and career training courses in health, IT, culinary arts, and education along with support services such as mental health.
It was the first adult charter school in the United States. In 2004 Carlos Rosario opened a new building at 1100 Harvard Street, Columbia Heights, NW. In 2006 Carlos Rosario Career Center and Carlos Rosario Charter School merged to become Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School. Architect: Snowden Ashford.
Carlos Rosario helped establish the bilingual program in the D.C. public schools in 1968 and the Program of English Instruction for Latin Americans (PEILA) at the Gordon Adult Education Center in 1969 that was later renamed the Carlos Rosario Center. Carlos Rosario stated that people referred to him as "The Godfather" because he was the builder Born: 1922, Ciales, Puerto Rico.
Where D.C. Has Failed on Adult Education, Charter Schools Fill the Void Carlos Rosario, which enrolled 2,000 students at the time, was one of the adult education centers closed that year.