“The mission of Tacony Academy Charter School is to enhance, support, and promote creative and critical thinking as well as the problem solving skills of school-age learners in the making of original inventions as amazing solutions to puzzling problems while mastering Pennsylvania and national standards.”

  • K-12

    Grades Served

  • January 27, 2020

    Application Deadline

  • Citywide

    Enrollment Type

Academic Highlights

Social Emotional Learning
A school-wide program for Social Emotional Learning which engages students by allowing them to have a voice in school. It is research based as a program and includes class meetings, cross grades buddies, cooperative learning, and unity builders.

Science labs at both campuses allow for hands on discovery opportunities. Partnerships with the Tesla Science Foundation and The Franklin Institute provide extension programming.

Our K-8 campus offers band, orchestra, rock band, keyboard lab, guitar lab, and other opportunities for creative problem solving. Our Hs campus has a partnership with Settlement Music School for music programming on our campus.

Art classes in our K-12 program highlight elements of innovation, technology, and design which brings art and invention together.

Course Offerings

AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Psychology, AP US Government, Chinese, Spanish, Environmental Science, Instrumental Music, Problem Solving, Art, Music

Extracurricular Activities

Academic enrichment, art club, band, baseball, basketball, book club, chess club, typing, coding, debate, mock trial, robotics, National Honor Society, Model UN, Healthy Eating, Girls on the Run, track, soccer


  • 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.
    2019 | 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. 
  • 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


  • 2009

    Initial Charter

  • 2012

    Charter Renewal

  • 2015

    Charter Amendment: Additional Location

  • 2017

    Charter Renewal Recommended

  • 2022

    Next Renewal Review