Mission

“All students learn the academic and personal skills they need to be truly prepared for postsecondary success and able to pursue their dreams.”

  • K-12

    Grades Served

  • January 28, 2019

    Application Deadline

  • Citywide

    Enrollment Type

Academic Highlights

English/Language Arts
Students engage in close reading, high-level discussion and a range of writing activities to learn how to think independently and critically, and express themselves through writing and speaking.

Math
Students learn both how to solve a math problem and why the solution works. The curriculum includes a focus on math facts and formulas as well as teaching students to think about math conceptually.

Career and Technical
Sophomores complete an internship to discover various careers, practice job interviews techniques and learn how to write a resume.

Character Education
Core values of kindness, respect, responsibility, teamwork and hard work are the foundation of our school culture.

Course Offerings

AP Calculus AB, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP US History, AP World History, African American Studies, Art, Art & Design, String Orchestra, Basketball, Biology, Science and Society, Philosophy and World Religions, PLAAY, Character Development, Chemistry, Choir/Choral Music, Drawing and Painting, Environmental Science, Instrumental Music, Music, Physical Education, Spanish 1, 2 and 3, Engineering 1, 2 and 3, Public Speaking, Women’s studies, Creative Writing, Ceramics, World Religions.

Extracurricular Activities

After School Program, Aftercare, Art Club, Band, Baseball, Basketball, Boys Club, Chess Club, Choir, Cross Country, Dance, Drum Line, Field Hockey, Fitness Training, Flag Football, Football, Gay Straight Alliance, Orchestra, Running Club, Snider Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Student Council/Government, Track and Field, Yearbook, Step team, Drama Club, Game Club, Calligraphy and Cursive Club, Crafting Club, MGDs & DIVAS, KPop Club

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.
    2018: Pending | 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 | 2017 | 2016 | 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 | 2013-2014
    HS: 2016-20172015-2016 | 2014-2015 | 2013-2014

Timeline

  • 2005

    Initial Charter

  • 2010

    Charter Renewed

  • 2011

    Amendment: New Grades

  • 2015

    Charter Renewed

  • 2020

    Next Renewal Review