🎭 News Alert 🎭 The DC PCSB unanimously voted for City Arts & Prep to join Friendship PCS in the fall at our Armstrong Elementary & Middle campus! Can you say more dance, theater, music, poetry and prose! More budding composers, writers, actors, producers, sculptors, dancers and dreamers – more Arts Ed for D.C. students! Stay tuned for more news on City Arts at Friendship!
2019 DC STEM Fair Winners Advance to International STEM Competition More than 150 District of Columbia Top STEM Students in Grades 6-12 Competed in Annual Event
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Solar panels, cryptography, and safety zippers were among the winning topics for projects at the 2019 DC STEM Fair held in Washington, DC on March 16.
The DC STEM Fair provides an opportunity for District of Columbia public, public charter, parochial, private, and homeschool students in grades 6-12 to showcase their knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) in a diverse array of projects. “The DC STEM Fair gives students across the District of Columbia the chance to demonstrate their knowledge and skill in science, technology, engineering and math and show their peers and the DC community what they are passionate about,” said State Superintendent Hanseul Kang. “Our students work incredibly hard to learn challenging concepts and ideas, and it’s exciting to see the creative ways in which they apply the knowledge and skills they’ve gained. I want to thank all the students who competed in the 2019 DC STEM Fair and all the parents, judges and volunteers who helped make the event a success. Congratulations to all the junior- and senior-level winners!”
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Congratulations to Sarah Frayer, one of our Woodridge teachers for receiving the National University System Sanford Teaching Award for being an inspirational teacher! Ms. Frayer was surprised today in her classroom by the media and representatives from National University System with a $10,000 award check!!
Today, Councilman David Grosso joined #FPCSTechPrep students and staff to celebrate their 2017-18 #Tier1 status – the highest school performance ranking given by the DC Pcsb! Tech Prep is not only among the city’s Top 5 public charter high schools, its scholars consistently demonstrate they are #collegeready AND earn far more college course credits before high school graduation!
Friendship Public Charter School (FPCS) is proud to announce that its elementary, middle and high schools have earned the distinction of Tier 1 – the highest performance rating given by the D.C. Public Charter School Board (DCPCSB). The DCPCSB today unveiled the results of the 2018 Performance Management Framework (PMF), an evaluation tool created to assess and monitor public charter school performance.
“Congratulations to our scholars, parents, teachers and staff at Friendship Blow Pierce Elementary, Friendship Chamberlain Elementary, Friendship Woodridge International Elementary and Middle, and Friendship Tech Prep High. Your commitment to great teaching and learning inspires us all,” said FPCS CEO Patricia A. Brantley.
Parents: A 2015 study by ACT found that College & Career Clubs increased the odds of college enrollment 85%. Friendship’s new College & Career Club℠ starts Friday, December 7, 2018 and is open to all 7th-9th graders at Blow Pierce, Chamberlain, Collegiate, Southeast, Tech Prep and Woodridge. All College & Career Club meetings will be held on Early Release Fridays from 1-3 pm at the Friendship Community Office – bus transportation will available from some schools.
All Club meetings will be activity-based, very engaging, and led by Collegiate’s Early College students and Tech Prep’s Peer Leaders. Each week the Club will focus on the following five (5) domains:
1) College & Career Preparation and Readiness; 2) Academic Preparation; 3) Leadership Development; 4) Social and Emotional Learning; and 5) Professional Etiquette.
There are limited slots available, so click here to complete an Interest Form.
When D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced in August the results from the 2018 Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) student assessments, another year of improvement was tempered by another year of low proficiency overall. Only three in ten D.C. students meet or exceed expectations in math and English language arts. The outcomes for students who meet the D.C. definition of “at-risk” were even lower, with just 17 percent of those students meeting the proficiency standard citywide. While this trend holds true for some D.C. schools, there are DCPS and public charter schools at all grade levels demonstrating that there is no limit to how high scholars can achieve. EmpowerK12 is proud to honor them with 2018 Bold Performance School Awards. Friendship Chamberlain, Blow Pierce and Tech Prep are among this year’s 17 school award winners.
The entire Friendship community applauds our 2018 Bold Performance award-winning schools! Your hard work, dedication and unmitigated belief that every scholar can achieve to the highest standards has yielded extraordinary results. On behalf of our students, parents and staff, we thank you and we applaud you!