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Building Community at Friendship Academy of the Arts

November 20, 2017

In October, schools around the state of Minnesota were let out early for a long MEA Weekend. MEA stands for the annual Minnesota Educator Academy Conference, which is the largest professional development opportunity for educators in Minnesota. While teachers and staff at Friendship used this opportunity to grow professionally- we also optimized this break as a chance to grow as a community […]

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September 16, 2017

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Friendship Academy Of The Arts Named One Of The Best In The Nation

September 1, 2017

U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr., announced today that Friendship Academy of the Arts has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School.  Friendship Academy of the Arts is one among 279 public and 50 private schools and one of five schools in the state of Minnesota receiving this honor.  Read more…  

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Grant Funding Awarded For Next Year

December 13, 2016

The Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi Foundation for Children has awarded more than $21 million in grants since 1999. More than 80 percent of that total has supported educational programs and organizations, read more…

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Friendship Academy Of The Arts Named One Of The Best In The Nation

September 28, 2016

U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr., announced today that Friendship Academy of the Arts has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School.  Friendship Academy of the Arts is one among 279 public and 50 private schools and one of five schools in the state of Minnesota receiving this honor.  Read more…  

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Welcome!

September 13, 2016

Dear Parent(s): Welcome, Welcome, Welcome to all of our 2016-2017 Friendship Academy families! It is with great pleasure to welcome all of the FAA families to the 2016-2017 school year.  Our theme this year is “Nurturing Genius.”  …read more    

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A Testament to the Power of Student, Teacher and Family Relationships

September 1, 2016

Every weekday morning at 8:20 am, Dr. Charvez Russell, executive director of Friendship Academy of the Arts (FAA), a K-6 charter school in the Longfellow neighborhood of South Minneapolis, joins his students…read more

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Joe Nathan column: Sharing stories of successful schools

January 13, 2016

In this season of sharing, it’s time to do a much better job of learning from some of Minnesota’s most effective district and charter public schools. Whether named by the U.S. or Minnesota departments of education or a state association, educators have developed terrific ideas that can help more students succeed. One place to begin is the U.S. Department of […]

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2014-2015 MCA-III Assessment Results

August 3, 2015

Click on the link below to see results. FAA.AssessmentResults.14.15

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Friendship Academy’s 2015 Wax Museum

Friendship Academy’s 2015 Wax Museum

April 9, 2015

Friendship Academy student’s put on a stellar performance this year with the annual live interactive Wax Museum. If you did not have a chance to come you really missed a treat! This year we had record number of people in attendance.  This year people met some greats like Oprah, Michael and Janet Jackson, James Brown, Ethel Norwood, Bessie Griffin, Harriet […]

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