Mission

“To provide out-of-school youth in Philadelphia with the broadest range of tools, supports and opportunities available to become self-sufficient, responsible and productive citizens in their community.”

  • 12th Grade

    Grades Served

  • July 31, 2018

    Application Deadline

  • Citywide

    Enrollment Type

Academic Highlights

Language Arts
Our students have opportunities to express themselves through original writing assignments that build their writing competencies in authentic contexts. Some write memoirs and others write ethnographies about places that have shaped them.

Math
Our math classes focus on developing students’ mathematical thinking and problem-solving skills. All students practice working in groups to solve a Big Problem, a multi-step problem in which they work together with minimal teacher guidance to apply content they’ve learned.

Research (Science and Social Studies)

Our Science and Social Studies classes engage students with meaningful projects that help them develop their research competencies while tackling important social issues. For example, Science students have been exploring climate change, while Social Studies students have been exploring gentrification. In both classes, students use research methods to investigate these topics in depth.

Certifications
We offer the following certifications: Child Development Associate, Home Health Aide, Starbucks Customer Service Excellence Training (CSET), and NCCER Core Curriculum.

Course Offerings

Academics: Language Arts, Mathematics, General Science, Social Studies; Vocations: Business, Child Development, Construction, Nursing
Community Service: Researching My Community

Extracurricular Activities

Adventure Club, After School Program, Anime Club, Art Club, Basketball, Book Club, Chess Club, College Interests, Cooking Club, Cosmetology Club, Dance, Drone Photography Club, Fishing Club, Football, Horseback Riding, LGBTQ Club, Men’S Group, Music, Newspaper, Poetry Slam, Running Club, STEAM (Science) Club, Soccer, Spanish Club, Step Team

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
  • 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.
    2016 Status: Resolved | 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 | 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

Timeline

  • 1997

    Initial charter

  • 2001

    Charter renewed

  • 2006

    Charter renewed

  • 2011

    Charter renewed

  • 2016

    Charter renewed

  • 2021

    Next renewal review