Mission

“Sankofa Freedom Academy is a college perparatory K-12 freedom school that promotes respect for scholarship, servant leadership, conflict resolution, and cultural democracy. Through the use of Africana pedagogy and culturally responsive methodologies, Sankofa Freedom Academy engenders in its students, staff, and community a love for learning, pride in heritage, and a commitment to personal and societal transformation.”

  • K-12

    Grads Served

  • April 1, 2019

    Application Deadline

  • Citywide

    Enrollment Type

Academic Highlights

Social Studies
International service projects to Africa and Jamaica, local and national service learning and social justice projects.

Art
We offer Cultural Arts, Cultural Movement and Dance, Music, and Theater.

English/Language Arts
We offer Senior Exhibition, SAT Prep, Media Literacy, and AP English Class.

Math
We offer Integrated Mathematics.

Course Offerings

60’s Cultures and History, AP English Language and Composition, African American Studies, African Dance and Drumming, Art, Band, Biology, Chemistry, Computer, Drumming, Environmental Science, Geography, History Of Philadelphia, Integrated Mathematics, Media Literacy, Media and Technology, Music, National Honor Society, Physical Education, Reading, Rites Of Passage, SAT Prep, Senior Project, Servant Leadership, Spanish

Extracurricular Activities

African Drumming, After School Program, Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Community Service, Credit Recovery, Dance, National Honor Society, SAT Prep, Student Council/Government, Talent Show, Track and Field, Tutoring, Volleyball

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: 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 | 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:  2016-2017 | 2015-2016 | 2014-2015 | 2013-2014
    HS:  2016-20172015-2016 | 2014-2015 | 2013-2014

Timeline

  • 2009

    Initial Charter

  • 2012

    Charter Renewed

  • 2015

    Charter Amendent: Location Change

  • 2017

    Charter Renewed

  • 2022

    Next Renewal Review