Friendship Public Charter School is a thriving network of college preparatory public charter schools. Recognized as a high performing charter organization -- with campuses receiving the highest performance rating offered in the District of Columbia – we serve students across multiple DC communities.
Since our founding in 1997, we have grown to serve over 4,000 students from pre-kindergarten through 12thgrade and we more than doubled the number of communities in which we are located. We have a team of hundreds of dedicated staff who work every day to provide our students with the experience they need to succeed in college and in life – and their work has resulted in student achievement that has gained national recognition.
When you join Friendship, you are part of a family that encompasses your colleagues and the families we serve. You join a group of people who share the same passion for our students’ success and for our collective ability to prepare every student for college completion. You join a group of people who share the belief that every child can achieve anything.
• Preventive work with students, staff, and families;
• Providing consultation to school staff and parents to facilitate student educational, social, and emotional growth;
• Obtaining information concerning the effects of environment, including family, cultural, and economic disadvantages that may be adversely affecting student progress;
• Conducting home visits that encourage home/school communication;
• Working collaboratively with the Student Support Team (SST) to develop plans of assistance for students at risk of academic and/or behavioral difficulty;
• Coordinating school and community services;
• Serving as the home-school-community liaison responsible for effective resource utilization and positive relations with stakeholders;
• Serving as a mediator within the school;
• Communicating with other agencies involved with students;
• Attending court hearings as a Friendship PCS representative; and
• Making appropriate referrals for community resources.
• Conducting social work evaluations and other related assessments for initial evaluations and re-evaluations.
• Providing related services as prescribed by Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), including social skills, life skills, and transitional skills that can be transferred from school to community.
• Participating in MDT, IEP, manifestation determination, and other related meetings.
• Working collaboratively within the classroom setting to implement student IEPs.
• Collecting data for the purpose of monitoring social/emotional progress and evaluating effectiveness of services.
• Providing technical assistance on strategies that improve outcomes for special education students.
• Coordinating the design and implementation of behavior intervention plans and functional behavior assessments.
• Keeping thorough records of each student receiving services.
• Completing student progress reports.