“The staff at Olney Charter High School, an ASPIRA school, is committed to establishing and preserving an empowering, uniformed, and caring educational setting where teaching and learning are rigorous. We inspire our students to become global thinkers and conscious leaders as they actively persevere towards excellence.”

  • 9-12

    Grades Served

  • January 27, 2020

    Application Deadline

  • Neighborhood

    Enrollment Type

Academic Highlights

Art, Music
We provide a diverse range of arts courses including performance based classes such as Band, Choir, Acting, and Piano as well as introductory music, art, computer graphics, and drama classes. Our visual art classes include AP 3-D Design, an Art Studio class, Adapted Art for our special education population and ESL Art for our English Language Learners.

English/Language Arts

Our curriculum is aligned to the Common Core State Standards, and includes various genres related to the goals within the standards. Students start every ELA class with differentiated independent reading session, and receive targeted instruction in close-reading and writing skills. Our 9th through 12th grade ELA classes are all offered at honors and general education levels, and are co-taught for students with IEPs, co-taught for English Language Learners, and adapted for students with IEPs.

Physical Education/Health
Our HPE program provides students with the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive program consisting of skill development, team sports, and fitness activities. The students also have opportunities to become involved in life-long physical activities through our health, cross training & weight training curriculum.

With a focus on Keystone Eligible Content, we are preparing our students for college and career readiness. A recent revamp of our math curriculum includes standardized unit exams to assess how students are progressing towards Keystone readiness. 9th through 11th grade math classes are all offered at the honors, general education, co-taught for students with IEPs, co-taught for English Language Learners, and adapted for students with IEPs. Our 12th grade math electives are AP Statistics, Precalculus honors, Statistics and Consumer Math.

Course Offerings

Anatomy & Physiology, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Statistics, African American Studies, Alg. I, Alg. II, AP Spanish, Art, Art Studio, Band, Beginners English (ELL), Biology (Honors), Chemistry (Honors), Child Care, Choir/Choral Music, Computer Graphics, Consumer Math, Cross-Fit, Domestic Maintenace, Drama, English I – IV, French, Functional Math, Functional Reading, Geometry, Health, Hospital Skills, Interpersonal Relational Skills, Latin American History, Music, Physical Education, Physical Science, Physics, Personal Financial Literacy, Pre-Calculus (Honors), Public Speaking (ELL), Senior Seminar, Spanish, Statistics (AP), Vocational Skills, Weight Training, World History, Yearbook

Extracurricular Activities

Anime Club, Baseball, Basketball, Black History Club, Chess Club, Debate, Drama, Electro-Music Club, Football, Game Theory Club, Gay Straight Alliance, Girls In Action, Girls In Medicine, Improv Club, Journalism, Music, Peer Mentoring Club, Robotics, Scrabble, Secret Life Of Vets, So Expressive Youth Coalition, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball


  • 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 | 2017 | 2016
  • 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.
    2017: Resolved | 2016: Resolved
  • 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 | 20172016 | 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. 
  • 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


  • 2011

    Initial Charter

  • 2016

    Charter Nonrenewal Recommended

  • 2017

    Charter Nonrenewal Update