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New Preschool Class

Briya Pre-K program adapts to better serve students The preschool program at Briya’s Ontario Road location has been expanded and improved for this school year. Instead of having one large preschool class, as the site did previously, preschoolers are now divided into two slightly smaller classes. This enables Briya to serve more students, and the… Continue Reading New Preschool Class

Dept of Ed Visit

US Department of Education leaders visit Briya Dr. Libby Doggett, Deputy Secretary for Policy and Early Learning at the US Department of Education, visited Briya’s Georgia location on September 29. Sharon Darling, President and Founder of the National Center for Families Learning, and other senior advisors from the Department of Education were also in attendance.… Continue Reading Dept of Ed Visit

AEFL Week 2014

Briya student advocates for family literacy, wins essay contest Briya student Elisabeth Hando stepped up to advocate for herself and others during Adult Education and Family Literacy (AEFL) Week, September 22-26. Hando, a native French speaker from Cameroon, started as an Advanced II student at Briya this year. As an assignment in her Digital Literacy… Continue Reading AEFL Week 2014

Medical Assistants Recognized

Medical assistant students recognized, welcomed In an evening of celebration, students in the first and second classes of Briya’s medical assistant program participated in a recognition and induction ceremony. The class of 2014 was acknowledged for finishing their MA program coursework and for completing or being in the process of completing their 160-hour externship. These… Continue Reading Medical Assistants Recognized

We Are Briya!

Briya students practice English and computer skills by developing how-to videos This summer, Briya’s Advanced English and Digital Literacy classes participated in a video project designed to help students improve their English and technology skills through videos that teach fellow students how to act in real-world situations. The completed videos can be found here. In… Continue Reading We Are Briya!

Briya in the Post!

Washington Post writer Michael Alison Chandler recently visited Briya Public Charter School and wrote a terrific piece about our unique model.

Briya’s innovative Two-Generation Program featured in Washington Post

Briya’s innovative Two-Generation Program,  is featured in the Education section of the Washington Post. “The District’s Briya Public Charter School enrolls parents and young children together in the same school, a novel effort to improve children’s prospects by building the skills of those who are closest to them,” the article states. “The school has posted promising… Continue Reading Briya’s innovative Two-Generation Program featured in Washington Post

Briya’s First Grads

On June 25, for the first time, Briya Public Charter School students were awarded high school diplomas bearing the Briya name and logo. Six students donned cap and gown for the graduation ceremony. These Briya students spent many years studying English, math, computers, parenting, critical thinking and life skills  in order to earn their diplomas… Continue Reading Briya’s First Grads

Community Schools

Briya PCS Builds Community Schools Program As one of six groups awarded DC community school grants for the 2013-14 school year, Briya is ramping up services to meet families’ diverse needs both in and out of the classroom. In January, social worker Stephanie Mintz joined Briya’s staff as community schools coordinator. Stephanie’s role is to… Continue Reading Community Schools