Friendship Public Charter School Online Prepares for 2016-2017 School Year

— D.C.’s only virtual elementary and middle school welcomes back
students August 22 —

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Friendship Public Charter School Online (Friendship
PCS Online
), an online public education option for students
in grades K through 8, will begin their 2016-2017 school year on August
22. This marks 13 years of providing the only online public charter
school in Washington, D.C.

Friendship PCS Online is a tuition-free option for families who want an
alternative to traditional brick-and-mortar education and a more
individualized approach to learning. Through this unique program,
students can access lessons virtually and are guided through an
extensive support system. Washington, D.C.-certified teachers work
closely with parents to provide instruction and monitor progress through
daily communication with students via email, phone, and online classroom

Friendship PCS Online is the District of Columbia’s only online
elementary and middle school, and is a program of Friendship
Public Charter School
, which operates 11 public charter schools in
D.C., with the goal of providing a world-class education that motivates
students to achieve high academic standards and enjoy learning.

“We’re excited to welcome our families to a brand new school year,” said
Donald L. Hense, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Friendship Public
Charter School. “We believe Friendship PCS’ online program to be an
excellent choice for families who are interested in playing a more
active role in their children’s education. With the support of our
highly qualified teachers, every child’s unique learning style is
assessed to assure the success of each individual student.”

The K–8 program includes more than 75 online courses in various
subjects, including language arts/English, history, math, science,
music, art, and world languages. With hundreds of lessons per subject,
students can dive into topics that they find most interesting, offering
advanced learners a unique opportunity to move ahead at their own
accelerated pace.

Throughout the school year, students, families and teachers gather
locally to celebrate successes, socialize, and learn more about the
school. To find out more about the program or to view upcoming events
for current and prospective families, visit

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 (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s largest provider of 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


For Friendship Public Charter School Online
Donna Savarese,