Mission

“The Charter High School for Architecture + Design is a learning community committed to an innovative program integrating the design process with the mastery of a strong liberal arts education. The school offers each student the opportunity for success and the preparation for life-long learning and responsible citizenship. CHAD is a thoughtful academic environment that engenders love of learning, intellectual curiosity, and new ways of seeing, and prepares students for higher education.”

  • 9-12

    Grades Served

  • January 15, 2018

    Application Deadline

  • Citywide

    Enrollment Type

Academic Highlights

College Preparation
We hire a full time college admissions counselor.

Design
All students take design classes in every grade.

Design Majors
The six design majors include: Architecture, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Industrial Design, Environmental Design, and Design Technology.

Partnerships
Our school partners with numerous professional design and architecture organizations that provide mentoring opportunities for our students.

Course Offerings

Architecture, Boat Building, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Spanish

Extracurricular Activities

Basketball, Bowling, Comic Con, Cooking Club, Fashion Club, Screen Printing, Student Council/Government, Video Gaming

Reports

  • Annual Charter Evaluation (ACE)
    Developed annually by the Charter Schools Office (CSO) for all Philadelphia brick-and-mortar charter schools (except those up for renewal), these reports provide information on three main areas of charter school performance: academic success, organizational compliance and viability, and financial health and sustainability.
    2018 | 2016 | 2015
  • Notices
    Notices of Deficiency are issued  to schools regarding significant instances of non-compliance or poor performance that may affect student well-being or access. Notices of Deficiency clarify actions schools must take in order to resolve the deficiency.
    2018: Pending | 2016: Unresolved
  • Annual Independent Financial Audits
    Financial audits are produced annually by independent auditors for all charter schools in Pennsylvania. All charter schools are required to have an independent financial audit completed every year.
    2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014
  • School Performance Profile (SPP)
    Developed annually by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), these reports provide an overview of student academic performance in every Pennsylvania public school, including traditional District schools, charter schools, cyber charter schools, and career and technology centers. 
    2016-2017
  • School Progress Report (SPR)
    Developed annually by the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) for all traditional District and charter schools in the city, these reports provide information on schools’ achievement, progress, climate, and, for high schools, college and career readiness.
    2016-20172015-2016 | 2014-2015 | 2013-2014

Timeline

  • 1999

    Initial Charter

  • 2003

    Charter Renewed

  • 2008

    Charter Renewed

  • 2013

    Charter Renewed

  • 2018

    Nonrenewal Recommended