Virtual Start of School Extended to November 6th

Guided by our commitment to your health and safety, and our promise to deliver an exceptional learning experience, Friendship will extend its virtual start of school until at least November 6. The first day of school remains August 31. We’ve been collecting information from our parents who have expressed a need for an in-person school option. To meet this need, we will offer in-person instructional support through “learning hubs” located on designated Friendship campuses. The learning hubs will be staffed by Friendship team members who opt to support this school option. Please look out for a staff interest survey in the next few days. Additionally, we will frequently assess the District’s health metrics and other conditions to inform our planning and eventual return to school buildings.

It is important you know how deeply we appreciate your continued feedback. Our conversations through surveys, webinars and individual discussions have not only raised important questions, they affirm what we know all too well – our students, families and staff are the ties that bind our learning community. Every step of the way, we need to hear your observations, concerns, ideas and input. Please continue to contact us at WeCare@friendshipschools.org or 202.281.1777.

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Providing World-Class Education in D.C.

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.

About Friendship

  • CONSISTENT GRADUATION RATE

    perpetually exceeds district and national averages

  • of high school graduates

    go on to a four-year college or other institution of higher learning

  • OUR EARLY COLLEGE PROGRAM

    offers students the chance to earn up to 60 college credits or an associate’s degree at no cost while in high school

  • MORE THAN $85 MILLION
    IN SCHOLARSHIPS

    earned since 2008

  • 60% of high school students

    enroll in an AP or honors class

  • Over 4,500 students
    on 16 campuses

    with over 800 staff members

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News & Information

Virtual Start of School Extended to November 6th

Guided by our commitment to your health and safety, and our promise to deliver an exceptional learning experience, Friendship will extend its virtual start of school until at least November 6. The first day of school remains August 31. We’ve been collecting information from our parents who have expressed a need for an in-person school option. To meet this need, we will offer in-person instructional support through “learning hubs” located on designated Friendship campuses. The learning hubs will be staffed by Friendship team members who opt to support this school option. Please look out for a staff interest survey in the next few days. Additionally, we will frequently assess the District’s health metrics and other conditions to inform our planning and eventual return to school buildings.

It is important you know how deeply we appreciate your continued feedback. Our conversations through surveys, webinars and individual discussions have not only raised important questions, they affirm what we know all too well – our students, families and staff are the ties that bind our learning community. Every step of the way, we need to hear your observations, concerns, ideas and input. Please continue to contact us at WeCare@friendshipschools.org or 202.281.1777.

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Start of Year Update for Students and Families

Friendship will start the 2020-21 school year virtually and remain virtual for at least the first four weeks of school through October 2. We will frequently assess the District’s health metrics and other conditions to inform our planning and eventual return to school buildings. Read more >

Calling all Middle and High School Students!
Now more than ever, education is the great equalizer. How has Friendship delivered on the promise of equal access and educational excellence during these challenging times? Show @edreform your answer in a YouTube video, and you could win a $45,000 scholarship! Submissions are due by July 24th.

Events

Blow Pierce: Instructional supplies/ technology distribution

08/10/2020 - 08/28/2020
725 19th St. NE Washington, D.C. 20002
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Woodridge virtual Parent Orientation session

08/13/2020 - 08/13/2020
2959 Carlton Ave. NE Washington, D.C. 20018
3rd grade – 8th grade zoom links and passwords will be emailed for your specific grade levels.

Blow Pierce: Student/Parent virtual Orientation Session

08/15/2020 - 08/15/2020
725 19th St. NE Washington, D.C. 20002
For Grades ( Kindergarten – 8th grade)

Blow Pierce: Student/Parent virtual Orientation Session

08/15/2020 - 08/15/2020
725 19th St. NE Washington, D.C. 20002
For Grades ( Pre-School/Pre-Kindergarten)

Southeast Virtual Parent Orientation session

08/18/2020 - 08/18/2020
645 Milwaukee Pl., SE Washington, D.C. 20032
Zoom Meeting ID: 942 0042 2100 Passcode: Scholar

Collegiate virtual Parent University

08/18/2020 - 08/18/2020
Address: 4095 Minnesota Ave NE, Washington, DC 20019
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