Mission

“Pan American Academy Charter School’s mission is to prepare bilingual, internationally-minded inquirers.”

  • K-8

    Grades Served

  • January 28, 2019

    Application Deadline

  • Citywide

    Enrollment Type

Academic Highlights

Dual Language
We implement a 50:50 one-way language immersion program. 50% of the courses are conducted in English, the other 50% in Spanish. Our goal is to graduate bilingual students who can read, write and speak proficiently in English and Spanish.

International Baccalaureate
Students are engaged in an inquiry based approach to learning whereby they develop new understandings conceptually. The program strives to develop concepts of personal, local and global significance upon which children can make meaningful connections to the world around them.

Primary Years Program (PYP) and Middle Years Program (MYP)
The PYP framework focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both at school and beyond. By choosing to implement the PYP, we develop students’ academic, social and emotional wellbeing, focusing on international- mindedness and strong personal values.  The PYP nurtures independent learning skills, encouraging every student to take responsibility for their learning.
The MYP is designed to immerse students in highly engaging inquiry-based learning and prepare them for global mindedness. Instruction is based on specific questions that not only align to the objectives of the content area but relate to bigger concepts in the world. Inquiry is used in all subject areas to expand student knowledge and understanding of the world around them.
IB learners strive to be caring members of the community who demonstrate a commitment to service making a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.

Arts Education
Students participate in creative projects and are exposed to a broad range of styles of art and artists. Our arts education is supported by partnerships such as the Walnut Street Theatre, Dancing Classrooms Philly, the Pennsylvania Ballet, Opera Philadelphia, and the Kimmel Center

Design & Thinquiry
STEM-based classes that encourages students to develop problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration skills. International Baccalaureate helps students develop an appreciation of the impact of design innovations for life, global society and environments by using and applying technology effectively as a means to access, process/communicate information, model/create solutions, and to solve problems.

Course Offerings

Art, English Language Arts, Math, Music, Science, Social Studies, Spanish Language Arts, Thinquiry, Design, Language & Literature – English, Language & Literature – Spanish, Individuals and Societies, Visual Arts, Physical & Health Education

Extracurricular Activities

Academic Enrichment, After School Program, Ballet, Ballroom Dancing, Dance, Latin Dance, Math Club, Tutoring, Writing Club, Yearbook, Volleyball, Basketball, Track and Field, 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.
    2018 | 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
  • 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.
    2016-2017 | 2015-2016 | 2014-2015

Timeline

  • 2008

    Initial Charter

  • 2013

    Charter Renewed

  • 2016

    Charter Amendment: Enrollment Increase

  • 2017

    Charter Amendment: Additional Location

  • 2018

    Renewal Recommended