The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), formerly known as the State Education Office (SEO), is a high-performing, transparent agency that sets proactive policies, exercises vigilant oversight, and directs resources that guarantee residents educated in the District of Columbia are among the highest performers in the nation and are fully prepared for successful postsecondary learning and employment in the creative economy.
In accordance with the District of Columbia Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, District of Columbia Official Code Section 2-1401.01 et seq., (Act), the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived:
Gender Identity or Expression
Source of Income
Place of Residence or Business
Sex (Gender or Sexual Harassment)
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is also prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.
Equal Employment Opportunity Rules Governing Complaints of Discrimination in the District of Columbia Government, Title 4 DCMR Chapter 1 and Chapter 5 protect your job-related benefits which include but are not limited to:
More detailed information on the Human Rights Act of 1977 is available here.
In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VI”), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”), Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (“The Age Act”), applicants for admission and employment, students, parents, employees, sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment, and all unions or professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreements with DC International School are hereby notified that DC International School does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, status as a victim of an interfamily offense, or place of residence or business.
Students, parents and/or guardians having inquiries concerning DC International School compliance with Section 504 or the ADA as it applies to students or who wish to file a complaint regarding such compliance should contact:
For inquiries or to file a complaint regarding DC International School compliance with ADA, Section 504 as it relates to employees or third parties, and compliance with Title VI, Title IX, and the Age Act as it relates to students, employees and third parties contact: