Mission

“The Preparatory Charter School of Mathematics, Science, Technology and Careers (Prep Charter High School) will provide a nurturing and challenging atmosphere in which students in grades nine through twelve will acquire the knowledge and experience they need to prepare them to become productive members of society. The Prep Charter High School will simultaneously help its students achieve high academic standards and develop essential career skills while giving them extensive experiences in service to their community. In this way, the Prep Charter High School will also serve to strengthen the Philadelphia community by deepening the commitment between the community and its young people.”

  • 9-12

    Grades Served

  • March 1, 2019

    Application Deadline

  • Citywide

    Enrollment Type

Academic Highlights

Foreign Language
We mandate 3 years of language

Dual Enrollment
Seniors can test into classes at the Community College of Philadelphia.

Career Development
One day a week, all students work outside of our building.

AP Classes
We offer AP Spanish and AP Government.

Course Offerings

Algebra I & II, AP Spanish Language and Culture, African American Studies, Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Chemistry, Drama, English I-IV, Geometry, Health, Integrated Mathematics, Intermediate Math, Spanish I-III, World History, Art, Senior Seminar

Extracurricular Activities

Art Club, Baseball, Basketball, Biology Club, Book Club, Cheerleading, Chess Club, Football, Gay Straight Alliance, Lego Club, Music, National Honor Society, Ping Pong, Recycling Club, Running Club, Soccer, Softball, Step Team, Student Council/Government, Tutoring, 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.
    2018 | 2017 | 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.
    2017 Status: Unresolved
  • 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.
    2016-2017 | 2015-2016 | 2014-2015 | 2013-2014

Timeline

  • 2002

    Initial Charter

  • 2007

    Charter Renewed

  • 2012

    Charter Renewed

  • 2017

    Charter Renewed

  • 2022

    Next Renewal Review