Friendship Public Charter School

Summer Learning Academy Paraprofessional

Friendship Public Charter School


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.  Our mission 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. For 25 years, with the support and guidance of our exceptional faculty, our students have risen to the challenge with high graduation rates, college acceptances and unparalleled success academically and socially.


The Friendship Summer Learning Academy Paraprofessional falls under the direction and supervision of the respective Summer Learning Academy Teacher and Summer Learning Academy Principal. The Summer Learning Academy Para-Professional assists in the instruction of students and in facilitating students' learning activities so that they attain the established curriculum goals. He/She must foster the success of all students by facilitating the development, communication, implementation and evaluation of a shared vision of learning that reflects excellence during Friendship Summer Learning Academy.



  • Strong written, oral communication and human relations skills. 
  • Knowledge of current, effective Friendship Pubic Charter School instructional and learning practices especially those utilized for remedial instruction.
  • Knowledge of Friendship Public Charter School curriculum and ability to implement in a classroom setting
  • Displays effective multi-tasking and time management skills.
  • Ability to work closely and positively with students and parents regarding student development, both academically and socially.

Academic Achievement

  • Supervises students in a variety of school related settings.
  • Assists the classroom teacher in the delivery of an effective instructional program.
  • Works with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce the learning of information or skills initially introduced by the teacher.
  • Assists teachers and/or students in the implementation of enrichment or remedial work in independent study, in undertaking laboratory activities, in accomplishing computer software activities, and in other situations.
  • Assists in administration of the different forms of student assessments based on assessment calendar.
  • Communicates high standards for teaching and learning to students in an interesting, stimulating, and effective manner.
  • Uses data to make clear, observable changes in teaching.
  • Communicates student academic and behavioral progress to parents and other team members.
  • Integrates technology into their teaching and professional activities.


  • Communicates a clear vision of excellence and continuous improvement consistent with Friendship Summer Learning Academy goals. 
  • Effectively communicates the mission of the Friendship Summer Learning Academy to peers, students and families.
  • Works as a team member, sharing common planning, professional development, curriculum design, and teaching responsibilities.
  • Creates and maintains a classroom environment that promotes self-esteem and is conducive to effective teaching and learning.
  • Establishes standards of classroom conduct and administers them in a fair, equitable, and consistent manner.
  • Maintains effective discipline and fosters a safe learning environment and school climate.
  • Promotes and able to effectively communicate and develops interpersonal relations among staff, parents, students and community members.
  • Handles all discipline cases in accordance with the Friendship Public Charter School’s Code of Conduct.
  • Utilizes established channels for handling routine procedures, resolving problems/concerns and making suggestions.

Enrollment & Operational

  • Demonstrates punctuality and dependability consistently.
  • Adheres and enforces attendance policies and procedures.
  • Adheres to all procedures and practices prescribed in the Teacher, Student, and/or Parent Handbooks.


  • Ensures completion of Friendship Summer Learning Academy survey given to all students and/or parents for the purpose of continual improvement.
  • Assists with submission of Friendship Summer Learning Academy Portfolio based on outlined requirements.
  • Participates in weekly feedback meetings with SLA Principals.

Professional Development

  • Actively engages in all required professional development and other aspects of professional growth in order to cultivate current knowledge in regards to student learning and development.
  • Participates in weekly staff meetings and professional development activities.


  • Operates and cares for equipment used in the classroom for instructional purposes.
  • Helps students master equipment or instructional materials assigned by the classroom teacher.
  • Assists with monitoring appropriate use and care of equipment, materials and facilities.


  • At least 1 year of successful teaching experience at one or more levels.
  • Teaching experience in a summer school program is preferred.
  • Associate’s degree in applicable field of education from an accredited college or university or 60 hours of college credits.

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.


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