What grades are offered by Friendship Public Charter School Online?
Friendship PCS Online currently offers full-time enrollment for grades K–8.
What subjects will my child study?
Language arts, math, science, history, art, and health/PE are the core courses. There are also other courses in the appropriate grade levels, such as music and world languages.
Does the program provide textbooks and other instructional materials?
Yes, we provide educational materials that are needed to complete the program. These books and materials are sent to students directly. The number of books and types of materials depends on the student’s grade level and courses.
Can my child work at their own pace?
The elementary and middle school programs are a combination of self-paced work and scheduled lessons and activities. The programs are flexible within the parameters specified by law.
What happens if my student completes a course mid-year?
Teachers work closely with students to help pace the curriculum to meet the student's goals for advancement.
How much time do students spend on the computer?
We expect that students will spend no more than 15 to 30 percent of their school time on the computer in grades K–5 and 50 to 70 percent in grades 6–8. We believe in a balanced approach toward education. Computers help us provide you with effective assessment, planning, and time-management tools. Computers also act as powerful teaching tools that can motivate, stimulate, and inform children about the world around them. They do not, however, replace a solid education. Rather, they help facilitate one. That's why we use a unique multimedia approach that also includes traditional books, workbooks, and instructional materials.
Do you provide curriculum for special needs children?
Depending on a child's IEP, we can tailor our curriculum to meet your student's needs. To discuss your child's needs with us, please contact our office and we will put you in touch with our special education team.
Can you accommodate the accelerated learning needs of my advanced learner?
The beauty of our elementary and middle school programs is that they are flexible enough to meet children where they are in any given subject and take them where they want to go. Our teachers will work directly with parents and students to ensure proper placement into the curriculum.
How do students interact socially?
Students spend time with classmates online and through school outings, field trips, and other activities. Students can also participate in school and Stride K12 online national clubs to connect with peers who share similar interests.
Will this program intrude into my home?
Home visits are not part of the program, unless you ask your teacher to come to your home (which is completely optional), and there are no cameras or other intrusions.
How do I enroll my student?
*Course materials vary by course and school.