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It’s no secret that people all over the world are feeling the extraordinary ripple effect of the novel coronavirus as quarantine methods are still being observed to cope with the global pandemic. One area in our life that’s been highly affected is our education system. As schools remain shut down, students, educators and parents are adapting to virtual spaces and online meetings to continue learning.
One thing that we can be grateful for, though, is that even in these challenging times, there are still plenty of tools, tips and resources that parents and students can use to have quality education.
In Washington, D.C., there’s Friendship Public Charter School Online (FPCSO), a partnership between Friendship Public Charter School and K12, that offers an individualized, tuition-free public education experience for students in grades K-8 who reside within the District of Columbia.
What’s great about FPCSO is that their program has always been designed to be worked on while at home or/and offered as an online program, so the curriculum and instruction are already established versus the traditional brick-and-mortar online schools where they still have to figure out online programs to offer their students.
About Friendship Public Charter School Online (FPCSO)
- With an award-winning, highly interactive curriculum from K12, the leading online K–12 curriculum provider and an AdvanceED accredited company, Friendship PCS Online offers students in DC the chance to learn in the ways that are right for them. They offer engaging, high-quality and individualized approach to learning led by Washington D.C.-certified teachers who help guide and track every child’s progress through the curriculum.
- Lessons in the FPCSO are delivered through a platform called the Online School, as well as through more traditional methods. Materials like books, CDs, and even science lab supplies are delivered right to your doorstep.
- Student-to-student interaction is emphasized as well, so that your child will always be well educated and well socialized.
- As a public charter school authorized the Public Charter School Board, Friendship Public Charter School Online is part of the public school system and is available tuition free. The K12 curriculum is provided free of charge, as well as a loaner computer system, printer, and Internet stipend for families who qualify.
Enrollment for the 2020–2021 school year is now open!
Enrollment at Friendship Public Charter School Online (Friendship PCS Online) for 2020-2021 school year is now open! GO HERE to follow the step-by-step enrollment process or you can call 202-729-8287 to talk to an Enrollment Specialist.
Need more information?
To learn more about Friendship Public Charter School Online, you can GO HERE where you can also see/hear what other students are saying, see sample lessons and more!
I think it is great that there ars different schooling options available. This sounds like a great option for area locals.
Wow! This is such a great initiative. My friends should check this out as they have kids and looking for options.
I am actually glad that my kids are in their 30’s and I have no problems with homeschooling them 🙂
This is a great option with everything going on right now. Thank you for sharing this valuable resource.
DC’s Friendship Public Charter School Online is so cool! I’ll check this out. My nephews will love it!
we tried with my oldest and it didn’t work for her. we found out she needs in person teaching. i do have other friends that use it and their kids do amazing.
Sounds good. Online schooling infrastructure requires a lot of effort. But it’s definitely a move we will welcome!
with the way of things at the moment, online learning is definitely the way to go right now
Gret to know that there are options now for the children and parents to choose! Thank you for sharing.
This is a super informative post. Thanks dor sharing! I might share with people who it can relate to!
This is a great initiative, especially now that children can’t go to school. An online public school is a great choice.
Online schooling doesn’t work for all students, but it is good that there are options like friendship out there for children who learn well using this method.
I imagine the enrollment numbers are up for online schooling in these uncertain times. This is a terrific alternative since online learning is what they do.
This sounds like an awesome option to consider!
That sounds awesome. A great options for parents to choose from!
This online school seems like it would be very helpful! I’m glad we have a school like this, thanks for sharing this with us!
Online schools are such a problem during this pandemic.
I wish more countries would find ways for education to be more accessible.
This is great! I’m glad there are options for parents and students to continue learning.
Great cooncept. I hope every educational institution considers this option. One of the most important need during a global pandemic.
Ahh, free schooling during this time would be such a blessing where I’m from! Glad that quality is given importance even for public schools and that they’re really making an effort to shift to doing this online.
I wish more countries would make online schooling available. Many have risen to the challenge and given parents and learners a viable alternative to face to face education, but sadly even more have not.
Tha ks for sharing the information, pandemic has caused so much confusion regarding admission process
It’s an option that we will consider when we’ll have make our choice!
Sounds like great charter school . Yes I too need to decide to put which form instrctions for my kids now.
Sounds like this school is super prepared and has a strong program for kids.
This looks good since school is starting very soon. Thanks for sharing this. It is very helpful.
We are about to start school soon. It is NOT something I want to happen n person right now, but it’s out of my hands.
I am so glad that there are options like this for kids to learn when we aren’t sure what the schools are going to do.
This is definitely worth looking more into. Things are changing way faster than we would like them to.
Our schools will be offering digital learning this year. I’m grateful that they are keeping the kids and the staff safe.
This is a great choice for parents that want to keep their kids at home this year!
Thank you for sharing this information, we could all use it as a stepping stone to making some decisions.
Most of the schools are doing online classes now. This looks good, hopefully students will be benefitted!
I’m glad there’s some good online schooling. I’m not sure if I feel school is going to be safe for kids to attend quite yet.
That sounds like a pretty amazing online school.
Thanks for sharing! This is a very informative post.
This could be a great opportunity for my kids! I should check this out!
This sounds like a great online school. I think it’s great to find places like this for kids that are going to be doing online schooling. This sounds like a great option too.
Thanks for sharing this important information with the world.
My boys want to go back to school. This is an option that I need to explore for them.
Great, what a lovely post. I always remember safety 1st. Thanks for sharing
i imagine many parents will be choosing charter and homeschool groups this coming year. good luck to all of them.
This is exactly what we need these days. Education is so important, but so is safety. If we can have both, we’re sitting pretty.
This will be perfect for all those that need a program for at home learning. Thank you for sharing because I will probably need this for my kids.
That sounds awesome! Our son’s going to have remote learning this semester. Until things get better, he’ll stay at home.
This is incredible! Do you know if it’s open to kids in Canada?
This sounds like a great program, and it’s nice that it’s so affordable so that more kids have access to it. Thanks for sharing!
This is nnniiiccceeeee….the only worrying part left is our security online. Are our learners safe?
In a moment of uncertainty, also linked to the world of school, every mother should read this blog post! Great program!
That is a good solution for kids right now. It’s so important to make sure everyone has the options they need during the pandemic.
With this program, the kids can be busy and learn more while we await the world to recover. Education shouldn’t be abandoned because of this pandemic.
That is such a nice educational resource for those kids and parents residing in that location. Hopefully things will get under control and traditional learning in schools can resume, safely, of course.
Today was the last day you could sign up for online classes here in SC. Our two will be staying home this year.
This is an awesome program. It’s so important to adapt to the times.
This looks like a good option for school! I know my daughter will start off virtual and then hopefully go to in person.
I think safety is the biggest factor on my list this year. With so much going on out there, I want to know my kids are safe and protected.
Finding a place where our kids can learn safely is so important. I am still wondering what both of my kids will do this September when school is supposed to start.