“The mission of The Jacquelyn Y. Kelley Discovery Charter School (JKY DCS) is to provide Kindergarten through eighth grade education to children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The mission of JYK DCS is to engage students in an educational plan that builds from a prior knowledge base, is connected to discoveries outside the classroom, and is supported by foundational values of personal and community responsibility. JYK DCS will prepare children for life by nurturing habits of thought and actions to last a lifetime.”

  • Enrollment Application

    This school is not an Apply Philly Charter participant. Please visit the school’s website to learn more about their application process

  • City-Wide Enrollment

    School enrolls from across Philadelphia

  • March 31, 2024

    Application Deadline

  • K-8

    Grades Served


  • 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.
    2022 (Renewal) | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2016  | 2015
  • 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. Charter school fiscal years (FY) span from July 1 to June 30th. For example, FY20 is July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.
    FY22 | Click here to access reports from prior years
  • Future Ready PA Index
    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. 


  • 2003

    Initial Charter

  • 2008

    Charter Renewed

  • 2013

    Charter Renewal Recommended

  • 2018

    Charter Renewed

  • 2023

    Renewal Recommended