Friendship Collegiate Academy Public Charter School

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Friendship Collegiate Academy Public Charter School
4095 Minnesota Avenue, NE
Washington, D.C., 20019
United States
Coordinates 38°53′51″N 76°56′47″W / 38.8975°N 76.9463°W / 38.8975; -76.9463Coordinates: 38°53′51″N 76°56′47″W / 38.8975°N 76.9463°W / 38.8975; -76.9463[1]
Established 2000
School board DC Public Charter School Board
Oversight Friendship Public Charter Schools
Principal Peggy Jones
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1353 (in 2008-09)[2]
Nickname Knights

Friendship Collegiate Academy Public Charter School is a public high school in Washington, D.C.. Established in 2000, the school serves students in grades 9-12 and is part of the Friendship Public Charter School network.


Friendship Collegiate Academy opened on September 5, 2000.


Collegiate Academy is located in the former Carter G. Woodson Junior High School,[3] across the street from the Minnesota Avenue Washington Metro station.


Collegiate Academy offers a comprehensive curriculum including honors and Advanced Placement courses.[4] An Early College program allows students starting in the ninth grade the opportunity to take college courses and earn up to two years of college credit as they complete their diploma.[5] A Career Academy program offers courses in three focus areas: Arts and Communications, Engineering and Technology, and Health and Human Services.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Student groups and activities include art club, choir, community service club, debate club, drama club, Friendship News Network, the Leadership Criminal Justice Program, National Honor Society, robotics team, science club, student government association, world language club, and yearbook.

The Collegiate Academy teams, known as the Knights, compete in girls & boys basketball, baseball, cheerleading, football,[6] soccer, track and field, and volleyball.


  1. ^ "Friendship Primary Charter School Collegiate Academy at Carter G Woodson School". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  2. ^ "Friendship Collegiate Academy Public Charter School - Woodson Campus". DC Public Charter School Board. 
  3. ^ Fisher, Marc (2000-09-05). "Charter Schools A Gleam of Hope For Students". Washington Post. p. B1. "This is Edison Friendship Collegiate Academy, a public charter high school opening next week in what was once Carter Woodson Junior High School..." 
  4. ^ Tipler, Eric (2007-05-20). "AP in the City: District Students Rise to the Challenge". Washington Post. p. B8. 
  5. ^ Strauss, Valerie (2006-06-13). "Pairing a Diploma With Associate's Degree". Washington Post. 
  6. ^ Goldenbach, Alan (2008-09-02). "Knights Have Finally Arrived". Washington Post. p. E8. 

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