2014 Spring Break Camp: Blow Pierce Campus

ImageStudents at Blow Pierce had a PLETHORA of FUN during the 2014 Spring Break Camp, but each day for one hour, students were in Intervention. CompassLearning is helping our students move to the next level. The cafeteria was turned into a Computer Lab from 8:30 – 9:30 am, and our students, even in the midst of ALL of the FUN, were getting a chance to MOVE to the next LEVEL!

Continue to keep up the great work students!!!


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Taking the LEAD!

Some very hard working and dedicated 8th grade Algebra Honors students from Friendship Tech Prep Academy are in the lead to win the NSBE competition for their toothpick tower project! If they win, they will have the opportunity to present it at NSBE’s booth at the USA Science and Engineering Festival in late April. Congratulations students!

Check out pictures of the group with their project!



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With the DC CAS approaching, students from Friendship Southeast Elementary & Tech Prep academies want fellow students to HYPE Up! A project of Friendship Cares, Friendship News Network reporters made a short but helpful video discussing the importance of staying healthy and well rested for in preparation for DC CAS. They also explained the meaning of “H.Y.P.E“:

H- Help

Y- Yourself

P- Perform

E- Excellent

HYPE!!! Other tips that were offered included watching educational videos, eating nutritious foods, and more! For the full report, head to Friendship News Network!


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THINK BIG! Innovating and Inspiring for the SY 14-15!

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March is Women’s History Month!

 imageThroughout the month of March, we will be sharing facts about some of America’s most prominent women in honor of Women’s History Month! Join us on Facebook and Twitter as we explore the history surrounding the lives of these inspiring women.


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Friendship Collegiate Academy Science Bowl Team – 4th Place out of 9

Congratulations to Mr. Sean Lewis, Chemistry Teacher and the Science Bowl Sponsor at Friendship Collegiate Academy and the FCA Science Bowl Team: Daniel Spruill, Monique Fernandez, Jeremy Lee, and Aamina Carter for competing at the Science Bowl Competition this past Saturday, February 22nd at the U.S. Department of Energy.

For fun, the students held up the hand sign from the popular novel and movie The Hunger Games, which signified their understanding of the socioeconomic disparities existing between schools represented at the competition. The team finished 4th after Wilson, National Cathedral Math & Science, and BASIS PCS.

This was an awesome first showing by our scholars! Mr. Lewis had the opportunity to discuss contributing factors for strong STEM programs with other coaches.ImageImageImageImage


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Friendship Collegiate Academy Hanover College Scholarship Recipients

It is with great pleasure to congratulate three Friendship Collegiate Academy seniors, who were selected as recipients of significant scholarships offered by Hanover College

Takima Jonson has been offered a full tuition room and board Benjamin Templeton scholarship worth approximately $140,000 over 4 years to Hanover College. Cora Smallwood and Tynisha Little have been offered the Jordan scholarship, which is valued at approximately $85,000 over 5 years .

In addition to the financial support, Benjamin Templeton and Jordon Scholars receive a mentor who is a member of the Hanover College administrative staff. Mentors volunteer their time and higher education experience to serve as both an academic and personal support system. Scholars meet their mentor weekly to stay abreast of all upcoming academic responsibilities and campus involvement and leadership opportunities. 98% of Benjamin Templeton scholars graduate within 4 years.

The Director of the Templeton Scholars Program, Monica Greene, flew into D.C. to surprise and present the scholarship awards to our three students.

Congratulations scholars!!!!



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