Mission

“The mission of the Laboratory Charter School of Communication and Languages is to provide a program that will prepare students to communicate effectively in more than one language and to see the world from three perspectives: global, international and national. The school will promote excellence in oral and written communication, mastery of more than one language, proficiency in computer issues, appreciation of cultural diversity, concern for international and global issues, and commitment to lifelong learning. It will be characterized by excellence in teaching; instructional methods that connect learning to the real world and practical applications; and close cooperation among communities, parents and teachers.”

  • Apply Philly Charter Participant

    This school accepts applications through Apply Philly Charter only

  • City-Wide Enrollment

    School enrolls from across Philadelphia

  • January 25, 2021

    Application Deadline

  • K-8

    Grades Served

  • Remote Learning

    Total remote learning for all students

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.
    2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 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.
    2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014
  • Future Ready PA Index
    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. 
    Link
  • 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.
    2018-19 | Click here to access reports from prior years

Timeline

  • 1998

    Initial Charter

  • 2002

    Charter Renewed

  • 2007

    Charter Renewed

  • 2012

    Charter Renewed

  • 2017

    Charter Nonrenewal Recommended

  • 2018

    Charter Nonrenewal Update

  • 2018

    Charter Renewed

  • 2020

    Amendment Recommended