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Chairman's Welcome

The results are in. Friendship Public Charter School students soar, consistently demonstrating significant academic gains across all grade levels. We are proud of our students' hard work. Their tremendous effort is evident in rising test scores, high graduation and college acceptance rates, and numerous awards and honors.
Friendship  seeks to be a truly effective system of public charter schools. We take seriously our responsibility to provide the best education possible to the students whose parents have chosen our school community.
On each Friendship campus, students benefit from innovative, research-based classroom instruction, 21st-century technology, attractive school facilities, and an exceptional team of caring teachers, administrators, and staff.
Friendship's formula for student achievement begins with early childhood and elementary programs driven by high academic standards that yields tangible results. We believe that every child in every classroom can learn if given the right supports, adequate resources, and caring educators. We are proud to report that students attending Friendship's elementary campuses are raising the achievement bar by accelerating student learning.
Science, technology, arts and college exploration define Friendship's middle and high school programs. Our students participate in multinational robotics competitions and Advanced Placement seminars and have access to college-preparatory programs, including the District's first Pre-Early College and Early College programs.95% of Friendship students graduate on time and 100% are accepted to college each year, most with scholarships in hand.

Friendship's accomplishments are a resounding testament to the promise of public education. Our impact proves that urban public schools can be successful.

We welcome your interest in Friendship and invite you to explore our website or come and see one of our campuses in action.
Committed to serving children,
Donald L. Hense
Chairman, Board of Trustees

Learn about our founder Mr. Hense.