Friendship is one of the District of Columbia’s largest and highest-performing public charter school networks, with 16 schools serving over 4,500 students in prekindergarten through 12th grade.
We provide a world-class education that prepares students for college success and a career of their choice. Friendship empowers students to achieve high academic standards, enjoy learning, and develop as ethical, well-rounded and self-sufficient citizens who contribute actively to their communities.
perpetually exceeds district and national averages
go on to a four-year college or other institution of higher learning
offers students the chance to earn up to 60 college credits or an associate’s degree at no cost while in high school
earned since 2008
enroll in an AP or honors class
with over 800 staff members
May 22, 2020
We are excited to share important information and dates for summer and the new school year. As our city recovers from COVID-19, Friendship has been working hard to prepare options that support great teaching and learning in all settings – online and in-person. We are proud of how our students, families and school staff rose to the challenge this spring and we are planning even better experiences for summer and the new school year.
Friendship plans to begin School Year 2020-21 on August 31, 2020, if in line with public health guidelines at that time. This link below provides important dates as we finish this school year and get ready for the new school year.
Friendship Online is D.C.’s only citywide online school for grades K-12. Powered by online education partners K12 and Edmentum, students can attend full-time online next school year. Prefer an option where students return to the school buildings once it’s safe? Check out a traditional Friendship campus.
To learn more, email GoOnline@friendshipschools.org
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Friendship Public Charter School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment in, its programs and activities. For more information, click here.