Friendship Armstrong is home to our Reggio Emilia Learning Center, which uses art, nature, literature, dramatic play,
language, writing, and music to spark students’ intellect, creativity, and self-confidence.
Named after the area in Italy where the concept was developed, Reggio Emilia is an early-learning model that has
earned worldwide acclaim. Friendship continues to develop this learning approach by combining the creative process
of Reggio with our rigorous early-education curriculum, which incorporates culturally responsive learning tools and
new technology into every classroom.
Guided by a community of seasoned and supportive teachers, Armstrong students build strong foundations in
mathematics, science, social studies, English, and language arts while developing the skills essential to high
achievement such as hard work, critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork.
Equally important, Armstrong’s on-campus Parent Center ensures that our most valuable learning partners –
our parents – are consistent figures in our classrooms and at extended-learning and after-school events.
Friendship Public Charter School operates a thriving network of college preparatory public charter schools. Headquartered in Washington, DC. Friendship serves over 4,800 students in preschool to grade 12 and guides a growing network of alumni to college completion annually. Nearly 70% of students are deemed “at-risk” due to family poverty, homelessness or other complex risk factors and 100% of students are deemed eligible for free and reduced lunch due to community poverty. 98% are African American or Latino. The mission of Friendship Public Charter School (FPCS) is to prepare students to become ethical, literate, well-rounded and self-sufficient citizens by providing a world-class education that motivates students to reach high academic standards, to enjoy learning, to achieve success, and to contribute actively to their communities
The Dedicated Aide works with an instructional team consisting of the lead teacher, a special education teacher and/or paraprofessional. The dedicated aide – special education may work to support the program, ensuring consistency for identified children throughout the day. This individual provides individual instructional support for a child/children with Individualized Educational Plans (IEP) using intensive, research-based strategies under the direct supervision of the lead teacher.
FPCS’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, veteran status, status as a special disabled veteran, or any other protected criteria as established by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to recruitment and hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, layoff, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment. Employment decisions at FPCS are based solely upon relevant criteria, including an individual’s capabilities, qualifications, training, experience and suitability.