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New Foundations Charter School includes K-8 grades at the following location:
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New Foundations Charter School: High School Campus
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School Details

  • School TypePublic Charter Citywide
  • Grade Levels9-12
  • Waiting List Size4000
  • Enrollment700
  • PrincipalMr William Schilling
  • Phone Number215-344-6410
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (84)
  • Address 4850 Rhawn Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19136
  • NeighborhoodHolmesburg
  • Application DeadlineFebruary 17th, 2016
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Mission

The mission of NFCS is to provide students with the academic, social and emotional foundations and skills necessary to become high-achieving, socially competent stewards of their communities. The founders of NFCS will ensure a commitment to lifelong...

The mission of NFCS is to provide students with the academic, social and emotional foundations and skills necessary to become high-achieving, socially competent stewards of their communities. The founders of NFCS will ensure a commitment to lifelong learning and achievement for all our students by creating an atmosphere of caring that pervades every aspect of school life and promotes attachment to and responsibility for all members of our school community.

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Points of Pride

Strong academics. Focus on college and career development. Nationally recognized service learning program. Caring School Community model. National Honor Society and Junior National Honor Society. Growing athletic department. Community garden. Strong...

Strong academics. Focus on college and career development. Nationally recognized service learning program. Caring School Community model. National Honor Society and Junior National Honor Society. Growing athletic department. Community garden. Strong after-school and summer programs. High college acceptance and scholarship rates.

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Admissions Policy

NFCS runs on a public lottery system. An application must be filled out online through our website by the deadline. For more information, please see the Admissions page of our website.

NFCS runs on a public lottery system. An application must be filled out online through our website by the deadline. For more information, please see the Admissions page of our website.

Safety & Culture

NFCS is always reflecting and making strides to improve the learning environment at our school, including working with families, involving students in decision making and engaging the community in programs.

NFCS is always reflecting and making strides to improve the learning environment at our school, including working with families, involving students in decision making and engaging the community in programs.

Accreditations & Honors

NFCS received a variety of awards and designations based on community and school based projects. Some of these includes K-12 Project Lead the Way School, Lowe's Toolbox for Education, 21st Century Community Learning Center, Pro-Wellness capacity...

NFCS received a variety of awards and designations based on community and school based projects. Some of these includes K-12 Project Lead the Way School, Lowe's Toolbox for Education, 21st Century Community Learning Center, Pro-Wellness capacity building initiatives, Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Program, Service Learning School of Success, and Farm to School Network partner

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School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 13.8%
White 64.2%
Hispanic 15.5%
Asian 4.3%
Other 2.2%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 53.6%
Male Students 46.4%

Special Education

Special Ed 8.4%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 60.2%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 0.7%

Students Per Grade

9th Grade Students
240
10th Grade Students
200
11th Grade Students
140
12th Grade Students
120
Total Students
700

Safety Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
1

Academics

SAT Reading

SAT Critical Reading 441
PA Average 497

SAT Math

SAT Math 425
PA Average 504

SAT Writing

SAT Writing 437
PA Average 480

SAT Total

SAT Total Score 1303
PA Average 1481

ACT English

ACT English 19.1
PA Average 22.1

ACT Math

ACT Math 20.1
PA Average 22.8

ACT Reading

ACT Reading 21.2
PA Average 23

ACT Science

ACT Science 20.2
PA Average 22.2

ACT Compsite

ACT Composite 20
PA Average 22.7

College Rate

College Rate 75%

AP Class Offerings

  • Biology,
  • Calculus AB,
  • Chemistry,
  • Computer Science A,
  • English Language,
  • English Literature,
  • Environmental Science,
  • Physics B,
  • Psychology,
  • Spanish,
  • US History

Activities & Programs

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs

  • Computer Systems,
  • Graphic Communications,
  • Health,
  • Biotechnology,
  • Computer Technology,
  • Communication,
  • Engineering,
  • Information Systems,
  • Horticulture,
  • Criminal Justice,
  • Web Info,
  • Voc Other

Arts Programs

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

Sports Programs

  • Basketball,
  • Soccer,
  • Baseball,
  • Softball,
  • Track and Field,
  • Cross Country,
  • Wrestling,
  • Cheerleading,
  • Girls Basketball,
  • Girls Track and Field,
  • Indoor Track,
  • Girls Indoor Track,
  • Lacrosse,
  • Girls Soccer,
  • Girls Volleyball

Other Activities

SAT and other test prep, internships, school paper, Service Learning Ambassadors and Mentors, student council, mentoring, Healthy Eating Action Team, and anything else students and teachers can think of!

SAT and other test prep, internships, school paper, Service Learning Ambassadors and Mentors, student council, mentoring, Healthy Eating Action Team, and anything else students and teachers can think of!

Electives

A variety of Electives are provided as options for courses and qualifying students can sign up for these electives, including Advanced Placement, and career related electives such as Intro to Nursing, Intro to Criminal Justice, Engineering, Computer...

A variety of Electives are provided as options for courses and qualifying students can sign up for these electives, including Advanced Placement, and career related electives such as Intro to Nursing, Intro to Criminal Justice, Engineering, Computer Science, Public Speaking, Journalism, and more are offered for 10th, 11th and 12th graders.

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Language Programs

  • French,
  • Spanish

Parent Programs

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

Parent Involvement

All NFCS families are encouraged to provide 20 hours of service to the community for each students. These hours can be met through volunteering and participating in school related activities. There are many faculty and HSA sponsored family nights...

All NFCS families are encouraged to provide 20 hours of service to the community for each students. These hours can be met through volunteering and participating in school related activities. There are many faculty and HSA sponsored family nights related to social and academic topics. The High School is the home to a College and Career Family Resource Center.

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Before and After Care

  • Before Care,
  • After Care,
  • Extended Programming

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