WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Friendship Public Charter School Online (Friendship PCS Online), an online public education option for students in grades K through 8, is accepting My School DC lottery applications for the 2016-2017 school year. Families must submit an application through MySchoolDC.org before March 1, 2016 in order to be eligible for potential enrollment at Friendship PCS Online.
Friendship PCS Online is the District of Columbia's only online elementary and middle school, and it is the newest program of Friendship Public Charter School, which operates 11 public charter schools in DC, with the goal of providing a world-class education that motivates students to achieve high academic standards and enjoy learning.
Friendship PCS Online is a tuition-free option for students who seek alternatives to a traditional brick-and-mortar education, as well as a more individualized approach to learning. Teachers communicate with students and parents via phone, email. Lessons and learning activities occur both online and in the home classroom.
"Friendship Public Charter School Online is a program tailored to families who are interested in becoming more involved in their children's education," said Donald L. Hense, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Friendship Public Charter School. "Our teachers partner with parents to ensure each student receives an individualized education that allows for flexibility and differences in learning style."
With more than 700 lessons per subject available through the online curriculum, students can dive deeply into areas of interest – which is especially beneficial for advanced learners, who often do not have the option of moving ahead in a traditional classroom filled with many students. At Friendship PCS Online, students' individual learning styles are recognized and the mastery-based curriculum provides more individualized instruction. Parent involvement is key to a students' success in the home learning environment.
Friendship PCS Online will host several online and in-person events for families to learn more about the school and meet with faculty members and staff. More information on these events, the school, and how to submit a My School DC lottery application can be found at http://fpcso.k12.com/.
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, 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 http://fpcso.k12.com/.
SOURCE Friendship Public Charter School Online