Our Mission

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The mission of Friendship Public Charter School is to provide a world-class education that motivates students to achieve high academic standards, enjoy learning and develop as ethical, literate, well-rounded and self-sufficient citizens who contribute actively to their communities. Being one of the best charter academy and best online charter schools in the DC is our ultimate goal.

Beginning with just two locations in 1998, Friendship now spans 16 campuses, including online, for students in grades Pre-K3 to 12. Our rigorous curriculum, exemplary instruction, resource-rich forums and total commitment to student advancement have made Friendship one of D.C.’s top charter systems.

The road to college can be daunting. But thanks to 20 years’ experience guiding students to and through higher education, Friendship, one of the best virtual charter schools and best online charter schools, has developed one of the most comprehensive roadmaps for student success anywhere. Our culture is driven by great educators, academic rigors that cultivate curiosity and confidence, and the belief that every child can achieve to the highest standards. Friendship empowers students to grow and thrive as scholars.

The Friendship system’s knowledge-building approach to student instruction has produced remarkable results: Tier I elementary and middle schools. A robust Advanced Placement program. The district’s first Early College charter high school. Graduation and college acceptance rates that are tough to top anywhere.

Beyond the classroom, extended learning and athletic programs round out the whole student. Friendship’s award-winning teams know the tough and the technical, from resilience in robotics to grit on the gridiron. After graduating with Friendship, one of the best charter academy and best online charter schools, they will enter a fast-paced world with a running start.

With our deeply rooted commitment to the D.C. community, Friendship is uniquely equipped to take an extraordinary journey with students and their families. We are proud of our challenging approaches, insistence on accountability, high academic expectations and relentless emphasis on college completion. That’s because we’ve seen the results. We know what students can accomplish with the right opportunities and environment.

But don’t let us convince you. Let our growth and longevity tell the story. Our students’ success shows what a world-class education looks like.

Friendhsip Charter school online principal

Principal, Online School.

1351 Nicholson St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20011


A long-time educator, Mr. Sloane worked for the Manassas City Public Schools in Virginia for 12 years. In 2006, Mr. Sloane transferred to virtual learning with the Community Academy Public Charter School Online Campus, where he served as a teacher and an Academic Administrator before becoming Head of School in 2009. In 2015, he joined the Friendship Public Charter School team to start the Friendship PCS Online campus. Since the opening of Friendship Online, the student population has grown by 125% in just four short years. He continues to enjoy working with students and parents to make virtual learning a great option for the residents of Washington, D.C. Mr. Sloane graduated from the University of Virginia College at Wise in 1991. He completed his Master’s program work at Marymount University in 1994.

Senior Principal, Collegiate Academy.

4095 Minnesota Ave NE, Washington, DC 20019


Dr. Jones was named Senior Principal in July 2011, after having served as Principal, Academy Director and Teacher. Jones has taught Math, Physics and General Science in Prince George’s County Public Schools, DCPS, TechWorld Public Charter School and Sunrise Academy. Dr. Jones also assumed the role of Principal at Friendship Tech Prep High where the school saw substantial improvement under her leadership. She has a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from George Washington University, a Masters in Teaching Mathematics from the University of the District of Columbia, a Masters in Leadership from Arizona State University and a Doctorate from Bowie State University.


The core values of Friendship, one of the best online charter schools and best
virtual charter schools, are listed below. These are characteristics that must be demonstrated by every member of the Friendship PCS community. Students will see the core values posted throughout Friendship PCS and will be expected to recite them.


Be honest and fair to others


Choose right over wrong. Accept consequences for your actions.


Know that you can achieve.


Help others.


Find your purpose and stay true to it.


Face challenges by seeking understanding – not with anger and violence.


Do not allow anyone, not even yourself, to steer you off the road to success. Be determined to achieve.


Hold others in high regard and understand that you can learn from them. See each person’s value.

D.C.’s only award-winning, fully virtual,
tuition-free elementary and middle school

Friendship Online charter schools


As a full-time, tuition-free public charter school for grades K-8, Friendship Online Academy offers students a highly tailored learning environment. We combine the award-winning curriculum from K12 — America’s K-12 online education leader — with passionate teachers, personalized support and weekly real-time instruction to provide an outstanding education for your child. The key is our individualized approach, which makes the most of each child’s potential. Students can learn at their own pace, allowing them to build the foundations they need to meet rigorous academic standards. With top-notch instruction from regionally certified teachers and support from dedicated parents, as well as student outings, field trips and clubs, our online academy surrounds your child with the resources he or she needs for success. With compelling, high-interest courses that introduce a variety of possible career paths, as as well as opportunities for advanced learners, Friendship Online truly puts the world at your student’s fingertips. When a child receives an individually tailored education, it’s remarkable what can happen. Families do not pay tuition for a student to attend an online public school. Common household items and office supplies such as printer ink and paper are not provided. Our enrollment consultant can help you address your technological and computer needs.

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edition of Learning Without Limits!

One of my favorite times is the start of the new school year at Friendship.

It’s a little bit of homecoming and a little bit family reunion. Whatever back to school means to you, it is great to see all of our exceptional scholars and amazing educators back in our classrooms.

The hallways are filled with laughter, stories of summer adventures, and posting pictures with best friends…..

Friendship Online Academy is a Part of the Larger Friendship Family.