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MaST Community Charter School
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School Details

  • School TypePublic Charter Citywide
  • Grade LevelsK-12
  • Waiting List Size7055
  • Enrollment1322
  • PrincipalMs. Phyllis Santiago (Upper School) & Dina Davis (Lower School)
  • Phone Number267-348-1100
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (14, 20, 67)
  • Address 1800 East Byberry Road
    Philadelphia, PA 19116
  • NeighborhoodSomerton
  • Fax267-348-1218
  • Application DeadlineJanuary 31st, 2016
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Mission

MaST creates innovative pathways for students pursuing knowledge focused on mathematics, science and technology. MaST is a STREAM (STEM plus arts and robotics) model. We challenge our students to use their minds well; set high world-class standards...

MaST creates innovative pathways for students pursuing knowledge focused on mathematics, science and technology. MaST is a STREAM (STEM plus arts and robotics) model. We challenge our students to use their minds well; set high world-class standards for student achievement; bring teachers, students, families and community together to better educate everyone; and create a pathway for student learning and development.

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Points of Pride

-2015 and 2016 Title I Distinguished School for High Achievement -P21 Stem School - 5 AP course offerings - Dual enrollment offerings with college partners -One-to-one device ratio per student with more than 1,600 devices implemented - HS iPad...

-2015 and 2016 Title I Distinguished School for High Achievement -P21 Stem School - 5 AP course offerings - Dual enrollment offerings with college partners -One-to-one device ratio per student with more than 1,600 devices implemented - HS iPad Program grades 9 to 12 - First-grade one-to-one iPad program - Futuristic library media center that offers students access to an HD video studio/motion capture/animation, floor projection iPad system and 3D printer - STREAM program that incorporates multiple levels of science and engineering - Lego robotics program - Full-size telescope housed in an astronomy dome on the roof - Middle school and HS robotics - Virtual fitness center where students participate in Wii fitness activities - New futuristic makerspace. - STREAM Camp, a unique camp that emphasizes innovative learning - Teacher Innovator Award -- PBS/Henry Ford -- 1st Place

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Admissions Policy

Interested applicants must apply to the school. If there are more applications than available seats, a lottery will be held. The application process opens in October and ends in February. The lottery is held in late February.

Interested applicants must apply to the school. If there are more applications than available seats, a lottery will be held. The application process opens in October and ends in February. The lottery is held in late February.

Safety & Culture

MaST has implemented full bullying programs each year and has moved to using Raptor for background checks of every person who enters the school. The system does an ID check against the Megan's Law list to make sure each individual is clear to...

MaST has implemented full bullying programs each year and has moved to using Raptor for background checks of every person who enters the school. The system does an ID check against the Megan's Law list to make sure each individual is clear to enter the school without putting children at risk. MaST now also uses a finger-scanning system for eating lunch and checking things in and out. It helps avoid lost money or stolen passcodes. In addition, doors are always locked.

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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate 2.3%

Accreditations & Honors

2015-2016 - #27th Best High School in PA - U.S. News and World Report 2015-2016- Top Charter School PA - Niche.com 2013-2014- Governor's Award for Excellence in Academics - Scored a 90 in SPP rating 2014- Daily News - Recognition article - "...

2015-2016 - #27th Best High School in PA - U.S. News and World Report 2015-2016- Top Charter School PA - Niche.com 2013-2014- Governor's Award for Excellence in Academics - Scored a 90 in SPP rating 2014- Daily News - Recognition article - "Philly's coolest school is high-tech heaven" 2013- "Head of The Class" - NE Times 2012 Top 30 schools in PA by US News and World Report 2012 Top Charter School in Philadelphia by Philadelphia Magazine -2011 Top Ten Schools in Philadelphia by Philadelphia Magazine -2007 National Charter School of the Year by the U.S. Department of Education's Center for Education Reform; 2009 PennFuture Award as a Green Building Leader;

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School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 7.7%
White 71.5%
Hispanic 7.8%
Asian 10.4%
Other 2.6%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 51.3%
Male Students 48.7%

Special Education

Special Ed 14%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 41.4%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 1.7%

Students Per Grade

Kindergarten Students
75
1st Grade Students
101
2nd Grade Students
109
3rd Grade Students
109
4th Grade Students
107
5th Grade Students
87
6th Grade Students
85
7th Grade Students
109
8th Grade Students
109
9th Grade Students
112
10th Grade Students
114
11th Grade Students
105
12th Grade Students
100
Total Students
1322

Safety Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
1.7

Academics

SAT Reading

SAT Critical Reading 513
PA Average 497

SAT Math

SAT Math 498
PA Average 504

SAT Writing

SAT Writing 488
PA Average 480

SAT Total

SAT Total Score 1499
PA Average 1481

ACT English

ACT English 23.4
PA Average 22.1

ACT Math

ACT Math 23.5
PA Average 22.8

ACT Reading

ACT Reading 24.7
PA Average 23

ACT Science

ACT Science 22.7
PA Average 22.2

ACT Compsite

ACT Composite 24
PA Average 22.7

College Rate

College Rate 75%

AP Class Offerings

  • Biology,
  • Calculus AB,
  • Chemistry,
  • Psychology,
  • World History,
  • AP Class Other

Activities & Programs

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs

  • Biotechnology,
  • Communication,
  • Engineering,
  • Web Info,
  • Voc Other

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Instrumental,
  • Visual Arts,
  • Choir,
  • Other Instrumental,
  • Dance,
  • School Plays,
  • School Musicals,
  • Film,
  • Jazz,
  • Orchestra

Sports Programs

  • Basketball,
  • Soccer,
  • Baseball,
  • Softball,
  • Cheerleading,
  • Girls Basketball,
  • Girls Soccer,
  • Girls Volleyball,
  • Sports Other

Other Sports

Intramurals

Intramurals

Other Activities

Student newspaper, The Panther Times; Creative Kids Club; Math 24; high school yearbook; Student Council HS and MS; SADD; enrichment; Drawing/Portfolio; Club 7; National Honor Society;Do It Club; Drama Club; Club Ophelia; Band/Orchestra/Pep...

Student newspaper, The Panther Times; Creative Kids Club; Math 24; high school yearbook; Student Council HS and MS; SADD; enrichment; Drawing/Portfolio; Club 7; National Honor Society;Do It Club; Drama Club; Club Ophelia; Band/Orchestra/Pep Band/Guitar Band; Art club; Video club; Environmental Club;Culture Club; Dance Club; Choir; Recorder ensemble; Garden Club; Astronomy club; Fitness Club; Yoga Club; Girls in STEM program; Lego Club, School Store, Before and Aftercare;Film Club; Program Nights, Title I nights, Technology Nights, STREAM Camp, School App Published for updates and updated for iPad, iPhone, Android, Google Apps school, Panther Pride Program,and The Panther Press Newsletter

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Electives

Exploring Design Technology/Innovation Introduction to Product Design Product Design II 3D Animation Robotics I Robotics II Anatomy Video Production I Video Production II HS Music Appreciation Spanish I Spanish II Intro To Engineering Video...

Exploring Design Technology/Innovation Introduction to Product Design Product Design II 3D Animation Robotics I Robotics II Anatomy Video Production I Video Production II HS Music Appreciation Spanish I Spanish II Intro To Engineering Video Journalism Online Learning Elective (Multiple Options) BioTech Intro to Sociology Gaming Design (Motion Capture)

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Language Programs

  • Spanish,
  • Additional Languages

Parent Programs

  • Parents Home and School Association,
  • Parents School Advisory,
  • Parents Classroom Volunteers,
  • Parents After School Volunteers

Parent Involvement

Volunteering in Classrooms, School Dances, Candy Sale, Lunch with Big Guy, Raffle, Gold-Outing, Field Trips, Title I Nights, Association of MaST Parents, Parent Liaison Committee, Programs Nights, Open House, Movie Nights, School-wide Events (Plays,...

Volunteering in Classrooms, School Dances, Candy Sale, Lunch with Big Guy, Raffle, Gold-Outing, Field Trips, Title I Nights, Association of MaST Parents, Parent Liaison Committee, Programs Nights, Open House, Movie Nights, School-wide Events (Plays, Musicals, Sporting Events, Technology nights, back to school nights), general fundraisers, teacher appreciation day, fields days, and many other school functions. Parents are welcomed to become involved in the process through school community hours.

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Before and After Care

  • Before Care,
  • After Care,
  • Extended Programming

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