Mission

“Esperanza Academy Charter School is dedicated to providing a quality education that prepares critically thinking, socially capable, spiritually sensitive, and culturally aware young adults who can use English, Spanish and technology for success in the 21st Century.”

  • 2, 6-12

    Grades Served

  • November 21, 2018

    Application Deadline

  • Citywide

    Enrollment Type

Academic Highlights

AP Courses
We offer AP Art Studio, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, Government, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, World History, and U.S. History.

Curricular Majors
Our curricular program allows students to choose from one of 12 majors, and provides our students with internships and training opportunities, such as EMT training for our health science majors, community internships for our entrepreneur students, and law internships for our criminal justice students.

Perspectives of Latino and African-American Literature
Our 9th grade English and Social studies class, Perspectives of Latino and African-American Literature and History, allows our students an in-depth study of their culture, while providing them with the necessary skills that align to the common core and prepare them for success on the Keystone Exams.

Junior Seminar
We have a junior seminar class that provides data-driven, individualized, differentiated instruction to students in their areas of weakness to help them reach proficiency on the Algebra 1, Literature, and Biology Keystone Exams.

Course Offerings

(MS) Art, Physical Education, Health
(HS) Anatomy and Physiology Honors, Physics, Business Technology/Finance, Entrepreneurship, Computer Graphics, Drawing and Painting, Film, Advanced Film, Engineering Design, Yearbook, Drama, Technology Apprenticeship, EMT Training, Choir Ensemble, String Orchestra, Principles of Engineering, Criminal Justice and Law, Debate/Mock Trial, Health Sciences, Journalism, Senior Choreography, Environmental Science, Forensics, Visual Arts, Band, Foundation of Education

Extracurricular Activities

(MS) Visual Arts, Robotics, AMLA (Music), Writing with Technology, Chess, Performing Arts, Media Arts, Science Club
(HS) Dance Ensemble, Homework Zone, Media Arts, No Place for Hate, Math, Forensics, Yoga Club, Student Council, Robotics, Chess, Poetry Slam, Baseball, Basketball, Softball, Cross Country, Volleyball, Cheerleading

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.
    2017 | 2016 | 2015
  • 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.
    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.
    MS: 2016-20172015-2016 | 2014-2015
    HS: 2016-2017 | 2015-2016 | 2014-2015

Timeline

  • 2000

    Initial Charter

  • 2004

    Charter Renewed

  • 2009

    Charter Renewed

  • 2010

    Charter Amendment: Enrollment Increase, Grades Added

  • 2012

    Charter Amendment: Enrollment Increase

  • 2014

    Charter Renewed

  • 2015

    Charter Amendment: Name Change

  • 2019

    Next Renewal Review