Charter Sector Re-Opening 2020-21

All Schools in Pennsylvania are required to adopt and publish Health and Safety Plans prior to re-starting in person instruction. The Charter Schools Office (CSO) is compiling links to each plan as well as high level information on school re-opening.

Please note:

  • Plans for students’ return to buildings differ by School and are subject to change. Detailed information can be found on schools’ own websites.
  • For the most up-to-date information, please contact the school directly. You can find the school’s contact information by visiting our page here and clicking on the appropriate school link. Updates will be made as provided.
  • ‘TBD’ implies information is to be determined at a later time, according to the school. ‘N/A’ implies updates are currently not applicable, per school note.

Instruction Learning Model Guide

Remote Learning – Total remote learning for all students.

Scaffolded Learning – Some students are engaged in in-person learning, while others are distance learning (i.e., some grade levels in-person, other grade levels remote learning).

Blended Learning – Blended reopening (also referred to as Hybrid) that balances in-person learning and remote learning for all students (i.e., alternating days or weeks).

In-Person Learning – Total reopen for all students and staff; some students/families may opt for distance learning out of safety/health concerns.

Last updated: May 6, 2021

SchoolCurrent Learning Model First Day of In-Person Instruction (Anticipated)Description of Learning Model (Brief)Date To Revisit In-Person Plans (Anticipated)Health and Safety Plan (School Website)
Ad Prima Charter SchoolScaffolded Learning04/05/2021Priority: grades K-1 and students with special needs to return to in-person instruction five days weekly.N/ALink
Alliance For Progress Charter SchoolRemote LearningTBDBlended Model: additional updates forthcoming.02/16/2021Link
Antonia Pantoja Charter SchoolRemote LearningTBDBlended Model: applicable to all grades with the exception of students with special needs.03/08/2021Link
Belmont Charter SchoolBlended and Scaffolded Learning02/10/2021Blended and Scaffolded Models: additional updates forthcoming.N/ALink
Boys' Latin of Philadelphia Charter SchoolRemote LearningN/ARemote Model: applicable to grades 6-12.N/ALink
Christopher Columbus Charter SchoolRemote LearningTBDUpdates forthcoming.02/15/2021Link
Community Academy of Philadelphia Charter SchoolScaffolded Learning02/23/2021Scaffolded Learning Model: applicable to grades 10-11; students in grades K-9 returned to Blended Model. Students in grades K-12 in need of intervention returned to in-person learning. N/ALink
Deep Roots Charter SchoolBlended Learning04/19/2021Blended Model: additional updates forthcoming.03/09/2021Link
Esperanza Academy Charter SchoolRemote LearningTBDUpdates forthcoming.02/26/2021Link
Eugenio Maria De Hostos Charter SchoolRemote LearningTBDBlended Model: applicable to all grades with the exception of students with special needs.03/08/2021Link
First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter SchoolScaffolded Learning04/19/2021Scaffolded Model: students in grade K to return to Blended Model (A/B). Cohort A to attend two days weekly, M-T; cohort B to attend two days weekly, TH-F. W will be asynchronous for K-8.N/ALink
Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter SchoolBlended Learning04/14/2021Blended Model: grades K-8 will return to in-person learning one day weekly, W or TH.02/17/2021Link
Franklin Towne Charter Elementary SchoolRemote LearningTBDPriority: grades K-2 and students with special needs to return to Blended Model. Subsequent grades to be determined.TBDLink
Franklin Towne Charter High SchoolRemote LearningTBDBlended Model (A/B): Instructional days and Friday asynchronous/ intervention.TBDLink
Freire Charter SchoolFCMS: Scaffolded Learning | FCHS: Scaffolded and Blended LearningFCMS: 02/19/2021; FCHS: 02/09/2021FCMS: Priority: students in need of intervention to return to in-person learning, 9:00-12:00 PM every fifth day. FCHS: Priority: students in need of intervention to return to Scaffolded and Blended Model, 9:00-12:00 PM one day weekly, T-FN/ALink
Global Leadership Academy at HueyRemote LearningTBDUpdates forthcoming.04/01/2021
Global Leadership Academy Charter SchoolRemote LearningTBDUpdates forthcoming.04/01/2021
Green Woods Charter SchoolBlended Learning02/04/2021Blended Model M,T,TH,F: grades K-4 (A/B); grades 5-8 (A/B).N/ALink
Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter SchoolScaffolded Learning04/12/2021Scaffolded Model: students in grades K-2 to return to in-person learning M-TH and will receive remote asynchronous instruction on F; grades 3-8 to remain remote and receive full instruction.N/ALink
Imhotep Institute Charter SchoolRemote LearningN/ARemote Model: applicable to grades 9-12.N/ALink
Independence Charter SchoolScaffolded Learning03/09/2021Priority: students with special needs in grades K-8 to return to weekly instruction four days weekly; remaining students and those in K-3 have the option to remain in-person.N/ALink
Independence Charter School WestScaffolded Learning04/19/2021Scaffolded Learning: applicable to students in grades K-2 in addition to select students in grades 3-7.N/ALink
Inquiry Charter SchoolScaffolded Learning02/08/2021Scaffolded Model (A/B): grades K-2 to return February 8th, M-TH; grades 3-5 to return February 22th, M-TH. Students may opt to remain remote.N/ALink
Jacquelyn Y. Kelley Discovery Charter SchoolBlended Learning03/01/2021Blended Model: Kindergarten to return to in-person learning M-F, 8:30-3:30PM; grades 1-5 to return four days weekly, M,T,TH,F on half-day schedules; grades 6-8 will only be in-person on W.N/ALink
John B. Stetson Charter School Remote LearningTBDBlended Model: applicable to all grades with the exception of students with special needs.03/08/2021Link
Keystone Academy Charter SchoolRemote LearningTBDUpdates forthcoming.02/18/2021Link
KIPP DuBois Charter SchoolScaffolded Learning04/26/2021Scaffolded Model: applicable to grades K-9. Students in grades K-8 who opted for in-person learning attend four days weekly, M-TH and are remote on F; students in grades 9 who opted for in-person learning attend four days weekly, M, T, TH, F and are remote on W. N/ALink
KIPP North Philadelphia Charter SchoolScaffolded Learning03/01/2021Scaffolded Model: applicable to grades K-9. Students in grades K-8 who opted for in-person learning attend four days weekly, M-TH and are remote on F; students in grades 9 who opted for in-person learning attend four days weekly, M, T, TH, F and are remote on W. N/ALink
KIPP Philadelphia Charter SchoolScaffolded Learning03/01/2021Scaffolded Model: applicable to grades K-9. Students in grades K-8 who opted for in-person learning attend four days weekly, M-TH and are remote on F; students in grades 9 who opted for in-person learning attend four days weekly, M, T, TH, F and are remote on W. N/ALink
KIPP West Philadelphia Charter SchoolScaffolded Learning03/01/2021Scaffolded Model: applicable to grades K-9. Students in grades K-8 who opted for in-person learning attend four days weekly, M-TH and are remote on F; students in grades 9 who opted for in-person learning attend four days weekly, M, T, TH, F and are remote on W. N/ALink
KIPP West Philadelphia Preparatory Charter SchoolScaffolded Learning04/19/2021Scaffolded Model: applicable to grades K-9. Students in grades K-8 who opted for in-person learning attend four days weekly, M-TH and are remote on F; students in grades 9 who opted for in-person learning attend four days weekly, M, T, TH, F and are remote on W. N/ALink
Laboratory Charter School of Communication and LanguagesRemote Learning08/2021Remote Model: applicable to all grades.TBD
Lindley Academy Charter School at BirneyScaffolded Learning04/19/2021Scaffolded Model: grades 3-5 to return in-person April 19th; grades 6-8 to return April 26th; grades K-2 to return May 3rd.N/ALink
Mariana Bracetti Academy Charter SchoolRemote LearningTBDUpdates forthcoming.TBDLink
Maritime Academy Charter SchoolScaffolded Learning02/11/2021Scaffolded Model: grades 1-4, students with special needs, and students in need of intervention are currently in-person; grades 5-6 to return March 1st, grades 7-12 to remain remote. All students have the option to remain remote.N/ALink
Mastery Charter School at ClevelandBlended Learning03/01/2021Blended Model: applicable to all grades.N/ALink
Mastery Charter School at ClymerBlended Learning03/01/2021Blended Model: applicable to all grades.N/ALink
Mastery Charter School at DouglassBlended Learning03/01/2021Blended Model: applicable to all grades.N/ALink
Mastery Charter School at Gratz Blended Learning03/01/2021Blended Model: applicable to all grades.N/ALink
Mastery Charter School at Hardy WilliamsBlended Learning03/01/2021Blended Model: applicable to all grades.N/ALink
Mastery Charter School at Harrity ElementaryBlended Learning03/01/2021Blended Model: applicable to all grades.N/ALink
Mastery Charter School at LenfestBlended Learning03/01/2021Blended Model: applicable to all grades.N/ALink
Mastery Charter School at MannBlended Learning03/01/2021Blended Model: applicable to all grades.N/ALink
Mastery Charter School at Pastorius-Richardson ElementaryBlended Learning03/01/2021Blended Model: applicable to all grades.N/ALink
Mastery Charter School at Pickett Blended Learning03/01/2021Blended Model: applicable to all grades.N/ALink
Mastery Charter School at Shoemaker Blended Learning03/01/2021Blended Model: applicable to all grades.N/ALink
Mastery Charter School at SmedleyBlended Learning03/01/2021Blended Model: applicable to all grades.N/ALink
Mastery Charter School at Thomas Blended Learning03/01/2021Blended Model: applicable to all grades.N/ALink
Mastery Charter School at WisterBlended Learning03/01/2021Blended Model: applicable to all grades.N/ALink
Mastery Prep Elementary Charter SchoolBlended Learning03/01/2021Blended Model: applicable to all grades.N/ALink
Math, Civics, and Sciences Charter SchoolBlended Learning05/06/2021Blended Model: applicable to students in grade 12 on T, TH.Link
Mathematics, Science, and Technology Community Charter School (MaST I)Blended Learning02/22/2021Priority: students with special needs to return February 22nd. Blended Model: grades K-2 to return March 1st, grades 3-8 to follow, and grades 9-12 in April.N/A
Mathematics, Science, and Technology Community Charter School (MaST II)Blended Learning02/22/2021Priority: students with special needs to return February 22nd. Blended Model: grades K-2 to return March 1st, grades 3-8 to follow, and grades 9-12 in April.N/A
Mathematics, Science, and Technology Community Charter School (MaST III)Blended Learning02/22/2021Priority: students with special needs to return February 22nd. Blended Model: grades K-2 to return March 1st, grades 3-8 to follow, and grades 9-12 in April.N/A
Memphis Street Academy at J.P. JonesBlended Learning04/19/2021Blended Model: applicable to grade 5 only.N/ALink
Multicultural Academy Charter SchoolScaffolded Learning05/03/2021Scaffolded Model: students that opt for in-person instruction will return four days weekly; other students to remain remote.N/ALink
New Foundations Charter SchoolBlended Learning03/01/2021Priority: students in grades K-3. Blended Model: applicable to grades K-12. Students who opt out will remain remote.N/ALink
Northwood Academy Charter SchoolBlended Learning04/19/2021Blended Model (A/B): applicable to grades K-8. Students may opt to remain remote.N/ALink
Olney Charter High SchoolRemote LearningTBDBlended Model: applicable to all grades with the exception of students with special needs.03/08/2021Link
Pan American Academy Charter SchoolScaffolded Learning04/19/2021Scaffolded Model: 40% of students will return four days weekly, M-TH; remaining students will continue to receive remote instruction on same days. All students will receive remote learning on F.N/ALink
People for People Charter SchoolScaffolded Learning04/05/2021Scaffolded Model: grades K-2 to return April 5th two days weekly, M-T or W-TH; grades 3-6 to return April 12th; grades 7-8 to return April 19th. Not applicable to students who opted to remain remote. All students will be remote Fridays.N/ALink
Philadelphia Academy Charter SchoolScaffolded Learning02/16/2021Scaffolded Model: (A/B): group A to return to M, T; group B on TH, F; grades 9-12 to remain remote.N/ALink
Philadelphia Electrical and Technology Charter SchoolRemote LearningTBDUpdates forthcoming.06/2021Link
Philadelphia Hebrew Public Charter SchoolBlended Learning03/15/2021Blended Model (A/B): students in grades K-2 to return to Blended Model four days weekly, M, T, TH, F for half days. Students may opt to remain virtual.N/ALink
Philadelphia Montessori Charter SchoolIn-Person Learning03/08/2021In-Person Model: grades K-5 to return five days weekly.N/ALink
Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter SchoolBlended Learning03/08/2021Blended Model: grades K-5 and students in need of intervention to return to in-person learning March 8th; grades 6-8 and students in grades 9-12 in need of intervention to return March 15th. Subsequent grades to return April 12th. N/ALink
Preparatory Charter School of Mathematics, Science, Technology and CareersRemote LearningTBDPriority: grade 9 and students in need of intervention.TBDLink
Richard Allen Preparatory Charter SchoolRemote LearningTBDPriority: students with special needs, english language learners and students in need of intervention.TBDLink
Russell Byers Charter SchoolScaffolded Learning02/04/2021Scaffolded Model: grade K and students with special needs to return February 4th; grades 1-3 to return February 16th.N/ALink
Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter SchoolRemote LearningN/ARemote Model: applicable to grades K-12.N/ALink
Southwest Leadership Academy Charter SchoolBlended Learning04/19/2021Blended Learning: students were able to choose between in-person instruction four days weekly, two days weekly, or full remote instruction. Students in need of intervention will be given priority with regards to in-person instruction.N/ALink
Tacony Academy Charter SchoolScaffolded Learning04/19/2021Scaffolded Learning: students in grade K returned to Blended instruction two days weekly (A/B). Cohort A attends M-T; cohort B attends TH-F. Students in grades 1-2 and 7-9 will return May 10th; all students in grades K-9 will return by May 17th.N/ALink
TECH Freire Charter SchoolScaffolded Learning03/01/2021Priority: students in need of intervention to return to in-person learning, 8:30-12:00PM one day weekly, T,TH,F.N/ALink
The Philadelphia Charter School for the Arts & Sciences at H.R. EdmundsBlended Learning03/08/2021Blended Model: applicable to grades K-8.N/ALink
Universal Charter School at AlcornRemote LearningTBDUpdates forthcoming.03/01/2021Link
Universal Charter School at AudenriedRemote LearningTBDUpdates forthcoming.03/01/2021Link
Universal Charter School at BlufordRemote LearningTBDUpdates forthcoming.03/01/2021Link
Universal Charter School at CreightonRemote LearningTBDUpdates forthcoming.03/01/2021Link
Universal Charter School at DaroffRemote LearningTBDUpdates forthcoming.03/01/2021Link
Universal Charter School at VareRemote LearningTBDUpdates forthcoming.03/01/2021Link
Universal Institute Charter SchoolRemote LearningTBDUpdates forthcoming.03/01/2021Link
West Oak Lane Charter SchoolRemote Learning09/2021N/AN/ALink
West Philadelphia Achievement Charter SchoolScaffolded Learning04/12/2021Priority: grades K-1 and students with special needs to return to a Blended Model.N/ALink
Wissahickon Charter SchoolScaffolded Learning04/26/2021Priority: students in grades K-8 who meet specific criteria to receive remote instruction at school location. Grade K to return to in-person instruction on April 26th; subsequent grades to be determined.N/ALink
Young Scholars Charter SchoolBlended Learning02/08/2021Priority: students with special needs and students in need of intervention. Blended Model: effective for grades 6-8, M-TH.N/ALink
YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter SchoolScaffolded Learning02/2021Scaffolded Model: students in the construction training track will have the option for in-person learning.02/19/2021Link