Mission

“All students draw upon their passion, motivation and life experience to become independent, adaptive problem solvers, powerful thinkers, effective communicators, and meaningful contributors to the larger community. Our school community is committed to leveraging every resource to ensure all students are prepared for college and career success.”

  • K-12

    Grades Served

  • January 28, 2019

    Application Deadline

  • Citywide

    Enrollment Type

Academic Highlights

English/Language Arts
Our school uses the American Reading Company program with our K-8 students. Each student receives 50 minutes of WIN time daily. Additionally, students read independently for thirty minutes each day with one on one student-teacher meetings. Our school also has two certified Reading Specialists that work with small groups daily.

Science
Our school offers Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science and Life Science/Ecology.We also offer an after school STEM program and hold a school wide Science Fair every winter. Every student in grades 3-8 completes a science project.

AP/Honors Program
Our school has a feeder program for Honors and AP classes. During the summer months, we offer a Boot Camp for our highly motivated students. It offers the students an opportunity to fine tune their studies to be better prepared for advanced courses.

Arts
Our school’s arts/athletic program is extensive. We offer music, art, technology, health/phys ed, brass instruments, violins, ballroom dancing, theater, basketball, softball, baseball, wrestling and running. Our school encourages students to find their talent in life and gives the opportunity to perfect it as part of their educational programming.

Course Offerings

AP English Literature and Composition, AP United States Government and Politics, Art, Basketball, Biology, Chemistry, Conflict Management, Digital Publishing and Design, Ecology, Financial Literacy, French, Health, Humanities Through Film, Media and Technology, Meditation and Yoga, Mindfulness, Music, National Honor Society, Nutrition and Food Prep, Photography, Physical Education, SAT Prep, Spanish, Theatre, Web Design, Yearbook

Extracurricular Activities

Academic Enrichment, After School Program, Anime Club, Ballroom Dancing, Band, Baseball, Basketball, Boat Building, Chess Club, Choir, College and Career Readiness, Community Service, Healthy Eating, Homework Support, Latin Dance, Music, National Honor Society, SAT Prep, STEM Club, Softball, Students Run Philly Style, Theater Club, Violin Club, Wrestling, 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.
    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.
    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: 2016-20172015-2016 | 2014-2015
    HS: 2016-20172015-2016 | 2014-2015

Timeline

  • 2000

    Initial Charter

  • 2004

    Charter Renewed

  • 2009

    Charter Renewed

  • 2014

    Charter Renewed

  • 2019

    Renewal Recommended