Mission

“Our mission is to provide a bicultural academically enriched program in English that enables students to make the most of their individual talents.”

  • 5-8

    Grades Served

  • Rolling

    Application Deadline

  • Neighborhood

    Enrollment Type

Academic Highlights

Literacy
Our Literacy curriculum is infused with the American Reading Company (ARC). Programs include 100 Book Challenge initiative and Breakfast and Books (program where students and parents meet monthly over breakfast to read to each other).

Mathematics
Students learn and practice math task analysis skills that they utilize to tackle any type of word problem that they may encounter.

Science
Science Bits program pilot in Science in 5th -8th grade. School wide science fair. Coding class is where students learn how to computer program resulting in students creating their own fully functioning video games over the course of a semester.

Expressive Art Classes
Students spend 6 weeks exploring multiple expressive arts classes, such as physical education, art, computer, music, media, and coding.

Course Offerings

Art, Coding, Computer, Health, Media Literacy, Music, Physical Education

Extracurricular Activities

Art Club, Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Drama, Drum Line, Flag Football, Golf, Guitar, Photography Club, Reading Enrichment, School Musicals, Soccer, Softball, Talent Show, Track and Field, Volleyball, Yearbook

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 | 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.
    2018: Pending | 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. 
    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

  • 2010

    Initial Charter

  • 2016

    Charter Nonrenewal Recommended

  • 2017

    Charter Nonrenewal Update