WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Students at Friendship Public Charter School Online (Friendship PCS Online) will start classes for the 2018-2019 school year on August 20, by simply turning on their computers. A full-time, online public charter school authorized by the DC Public Charter School Board, Friendship PCS Online serves DC students in Kindergarten through 8th grade.
Combining innovative technology with a rigorous curriculum led by DC-certified teachers, Friendship PCS Online provides students with a personalized learning experience. Students take a full course load across core subjects of math, science, English language arts, history, art, music and physical education.
From live classes and one-on-one instruction to chat sessions and family phone calls, dedicated teachers work in close partnership with parents and students to support academic success. The online platform enables students to enjoy a safe learning environment, and connects them with classmates and inspired teachers throughout the District.
“Enrolling in Friendship PCS Online was the best decision for my family,” says parent and educator Domonique Williams. “The curriculum is strong, families and teachers are true partners in the education of each student, and you have an entire community invested in the success of your child.”
Students enroll in online public school for a variety of reasons, including advanced learning, a safe, bullying-free environment, and the ability to balance their education with extracurricular pursuits or medical needs. Friendship PCS Online offers a public school option for students that lays a foundation for educational success as they enter high school, and prepares them for college and career opportunities into the future.
Throughout the year, Friendship PCS Online fosters a sense of community by bringing students and staff together for in-person field strips, community service opportunities and social events throughout the city, and by organizing virtual clubs around shared interests.
Friendship PCS Online is still accepting post-lottery applications for enrollment. Families are encouraged to attend an online or in-person information session hosted by the school. To learn more about enrollment and for a schedule of information sessions visit fpcso.k12.com, or download the K12 enrollment app for iOS and Android devices.
About Friendship Public Charter School Online
Friendship Public Charter School Online (Friendship PCS Online), an online public charter school authorized by the Public Charter School Board, is a high-quality education program for Washington, DC students in grades K through 8. Friendship PCS Online is the District of Columbia’s only virtual elementary and middle school. In partnership with K12, Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation's leading provider of K-12 proprietary curriculum and online education programs, Friendship PCS Online gives students the chance to learn in the ways that are right for them. For more information, visit fpcso.k12.com.