Mission

“Our mission is to effectively serve urban youth in search of a positive school experience in a supportive environment. We are dedicated to offering a quality education while also responding to the non-academic student issues that can have a significant impact on academic and overall emotional and social functioning.”

  • K-12

    Grades Served

  • 1/31/2019

    Application Deadline

  • Citywide

    Enrollment Type

Academic Highlights

Science
We take pride in our science curriculum offerings and integrate the knowledge with life experiences. In addition to core Physics, Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Chemistry classes, students may take electives in Environmental Science, AP Biology.

Math
Our robust math program has core courses of Algebra I and II, Geometry, and Elem Functions that help students to foster mastery of basic skills. Students are offered Economics, Intro to Engineering, Intro to Programming, PreCalculus and AP Calculus AB.

English/Language Arts
Core courses use high quality fiction and non-fiction texts to promote critical thinking as well as essential writing, speaking, listening, and research skills. Electives include Creative Writing, Journalism, AP English Language & Composition, and AP Literature & Composition.

Music and Art
Our school takes pride in offering music K-12, including choral and instrumental courses as well as offering a music technology elective. The art program offers sections of Art History, General Art, Studio Art, and AP Studio Art: 2-D Design. Students share their artistic talents with the school community at the Winter & Spring Concerts and the Annual Art Show.

Course Offerings

AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP English Literature and Composition, AP English Language and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Studio Art: 2-D Design, AP US Government, AP United States History, Anatomy and Physiology, Art, Ballroom Dancing, Biology, Chemistry, Coding, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Science, French, Media and Technology, Music, Nutrition and Food Prep, Piano, Public Speaking, Spanish, Studio Art

Extracurricular Activities

Aftercare, Amnesty International, Art Club, Ballroom Dancing, Baseball, Basketball, Book Club, Bowling, Calligraphy, Chess Club, Choir, Coding Club, Dance, Drill Team, Envirothon Competition, Financial Literacy, Guitar Club, Humane Society, Latin Dance, Literary Magazine, Math Club, Mesa Prosthetic Arm Competition, Mystery Science Club, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Reading Olympics, Restaurant Club, Robotics, Running Club, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis Club, Violin Club, Volleyball

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 | 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.
    2017 Status: 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.
    K-8:  2016-2017 | 2015-2016 | 2014-2015
    HS:  2016-20172015-2016 | 2014-2015

Timeline

  • 1997

    Charter Opened

  • 2001

    Charter Renewed

  • 2006

    Charter Renewed

  • 2013

    Charter Nonrenewal/Revocation

  • 2015

    Charter Renewed

  • 2020

    Next Renewal Review