Friendship will begin offering an exciting new program this fall! The Advanced Scholars Program (ASP) will be available to qualified 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. The purpose of this innovative program is to provide advanced learning opportunities that promote inquiry, creativity, and problem solving in areas of students' strengths and interests. The ASP will allow students to be challenged at both an accelerated pace and an appropriate academic level.
Features of the program:
- Georgia Common Core Standards used to develop integrated thematic units in a compacted curriculum format
- Student driven instruction enhanced by technology and research
- Project-based learning reflecting students' interests and learning styles
- Emphasis on creativity, critical thinking and problem solving
- Achievement grouping to differentiate and better meet the needs of all students
The program committee will use a holistic approach to examine student qualifications and to determine eligibility for the ASP. Criteria include academic achievements. motivation, and teacher recommendations. You will be notified by letter if your child qualifies for the program.
- FES earned a 90.2 CCRPI score. This is the new accountability instrument for grading schools replacing the old No Child Left Behind system. This score reflects the 2011-2012 school year.
- 87% of our 5th grade students met or exceeded expectations on the state writing assessment.
- FES also had two winners (Kindergarten and 5th grade) in the Georgia Young Authors Writing Contest sponsored by the Department of Education. These two students are currently competing at the state level.
Friendship would be unable to attain these outstanding achievements without an exceptional faculty and staff, supportive parents, and dedicated students. Together, FES can be very proud of our school and its accomplishments.
Congratulations to Adrianna and Connor for being winners in the YGA contest for Hall County. Good luck at the state level!