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Overall
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Math
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Science
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Reading
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Attendance
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College Bound
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School Details

  • School TypePublic Charter Citywide
  • Grade LevelsK-12
  • Waiting List Size
  • Enrollment1228
  • PrincipalDr. Alberta O'Brien
  • Phone Number215-533-6700
  • School Emailaobrien@communityacademy.org
  • SEPTA RoutesMFL (Tioga), Bus (56)
  • Address 1100 East Erie Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19124
  • NeighborhoodJuniata Park
  • Application DeadlineJanuary 31st, 2019
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Mission

Our mission is to effectively serve urban youth in search of a positive school experience in a supportive environment. CAP is dedicated to offering a quality education while also responding to the non-academic student issues that can have a...

Our mission is to effectively serve urban youth in search of a positive school experience in a supportive environment. CAP is dedicated to offering a quality education while also responding to the non-academic student issues that can have a significant impact on academic and overall emotional/social functioning. We aim to be responsive to students' academic, social and emotional needs so that they may graduate from high school, attend higher education and become productive members of the community. Students are challenged to explore their personal and academic potential, and to internalize personal responsibility for choices and actions. Teachers are supported in their efforts to be academically creative with students, and all CAP staff work to foster the development of trusting and respectful relationships with and between students. All staff strive to create a school environment that supports positive attitudes and is free from violence, abuse and intimidation.

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Points of Pride

1. CAP has successfully been educating students from Philadelphia for 39 years. The school offers eight AP classes: Art, Calculus, Politics and Government, American History, English Literature, English Composition, and Spanish. CAP also has a...

1. CAP has successfully been educating students from Philadelphia for 39 years. The school offers eight AP classes: Art, Calculus, Politics and Government, American History, English Literature, English Composition, and Spanish. CAP also has a culinary arts program that culminates in receiving a food handler licensure. 2. Our dedicated Guidance Department works closely with students and their parents during the financial aid process. The class of 2018 received almost $3 million in scholarships and grants. Six students from the class received full four-year scholarships to universities, including Drexel University, La Salle University, Villanova and Lehigh. 3. CAP’s students demonstrate high levels of success. Our high school's Latin Dance Group has come in second three times at the Puerto Rican Day Parade. The Chess team has highly performed in state competitions and performed in national ranking competitions. Our elementary school came in third place in the citywide Dancing Classrooms Philly competition. 4. Our HS Envirothon team represented Philadelphia County in the state Envirothon competition. The elementary school Reading Olympics teams both won blue ribbons at the citywide Philadelphia Reading Olympics reading competition for the 8th straight year. 5. We have Experiential Education Classes that culminate in an overseas experiences as well as partnership with North Carolina Outward Bound. 6. CAP has a full music and art program that spans all grades from K-12.

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Admissions Policy

Applications for admission is now open for the 2019-2020 school year. You are welcome to download an application from our website or pick one up from our main lobby from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Applications for admission is now open for the 2019-2020 school year. You are welcome to download an application from our website or pick one up from our main lobby from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Safety & Culture

CAP prides itself on providing a safe environment that is conducive to learning. We have a comprehensive code of conduct. Students wear uniforms and are expected to adhere to all policies. Providing a safe and secure environment for students to...

CAP prides itself on providing a safe environment that is conducive to learning. We have a comprehensive code of conduct. Students wear uniforms and are expected to adhere to all policies. Providing a safe and secure environment for students to learn and grow is a primary goal. To this end, CAP employs its own security personnel, trained and certified by Temple University criminal justice training programs, who monitor all aspects of on-campus behavior and access to the building. Comprehensive CCTV coverage of the campus and access control technology further assist their efforts to always be on the lookout for the safety and well-being of our students. CAP is a bully-free community, and all students learn how to handle difficult situations appropriately. We have an Emotional Support Team (EST) staffed by a psychiatrist (MD), a licensed therapist, a social worker, a pediatric nurse and a certified medical assistant; a daycare program for faculty and students; a comprehensive Special Education Department of coordinators and teachers and two school psychologists (one bilingual Spanish/English); English Language Learner (ELL) support services; and a team of reading specialists. Emotional Support Team services include but are not limited to psychiatric assessments, individual and group counseling, affect management, social skills, anti-bullying, conflict resolution, teen parent support, de-escalation techniques, gender and ethnic groups, grief support and small group instruction.

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Accreditations & Honors

CAP has been accredited K-12 by the Middle States Association of Colleges and school since 1995. HACU Member, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.

CAP has been accredited K-12 by the Middle States Association of Colleges and school since 1995. HACU Member, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 14.1%
White 0.9%
Hispanic 81.1%
Asian 2.8%
Other 1.1%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 51.8%
Male Students 48.2%

Special Education

Special Ed 19.1%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 92%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 7%

Students Per Grade

Kindergarten Students
50
1st Grade Students
90
2nd Grade Students
90
3rd Grade Students
63
4th Grade Students
64
5th Grade Students
65
6th Grade Students
64
7th Grade Students
64
8th Grade Students
63
9th Grade Students
158
10th Grade Students
151
11th Grade Students
166
12th Grade Students
140
Total Students
1228

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
1.1

Academics

College Rate

College Rate 60%

AP Class Offerings

  • Biology,
  • Calculus AB,
  • English Language,
  • English Literature,
  • Politics,
  • Spanish,
  • Drawing,
  • US History,
  • AP Class Other

Activities & Programs

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs

  • Voc Other

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Instrumental,
  • Visual Arts,
  • Choir,
  • Drum Line,
  • Drill Team,
  • Other Instrumental,
  • Poetry,
  • Literature,
  • Film,
  • Other

Sports Programs

  • Basketball,
  • Soccer,
  • Baseball,
  • Softball,
  • Cross Country,
  • Girls Basketball,
  • Bowling,
  • Girls Soccer,
  • Girls Volleyball,
  • Sports Other

Other Sports

Running Club Middle School Basketball

Running Club Middle School Basketball

Other Activities

High School: National Honor Society; Promethean Reader, literary magazine; Poetry Cafe; Art Show; Forensics Club; Mystery Science Club; Drama Club; Latin Dance Group; Chess Club and Chess Team; Restaurant Club; International Club; Book Club; Anime...

High School: National Honor Society; Promethean Reader, literary magazine; Poetry Cafe; Art Show; Forensics Club; Mystery Science Club; Drama Club; Latin Dance Group; Chess Club and Chess Team; Restaurant Club; International Club; Book Club; Anime Club; YuGiOh Game Club; Yearbook Club; Envirothon Competition; MESA Prosthetic Arm Challenge, Coding Club; Yoga Club; Photography Club Elementary: National Junior Honor Society; Reading Olympics, Games Club, Yoga Club, Jewelry Club, Game Club, Talent Show, Junior Choir, Photography Club, Puzzle Club; Math Club, Sports Club, Coding Club, Student Council

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Electives

Media and Technology Course, which includes the CAP News Broadcast; 60's Cultures and History; Creative Writing; Journalism; Music, Art, Art History, Piano, Violin, Music Technology, and Public Speaking

Media and Technology Course, which includes the CAP News Broadcast; 60's Cultures and History; Creative Writing; Journalism; Music, Art, Art History, Piano, Violin, Music Technology, and Public Speaking

Language Programs

  • French,
  • Spanish

Parent Programs

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

Parent Involvement

Parent involvement is crucial to the health and well-being of a child. CAP is dedicated to providing quality education to the urban youth of Philadelphia. In order to effectively accomplish this, we aim to develop and maintain effective partnerships...

Parent involvement is crucial to the health and well-being of a child. CAP is dedicated to providing quality education to the urban youth of Philadelphia. In order to effectively accomplish this, we aim to develop and maintain effective partnerships with parents of the children we serve. We currently have 2 voting board members who are parents. We have a yearly calendar filled with ongoing parent meetings and workshops.

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Before and After Care

  • Before Care,
  • After Care,
  • Extended Programming

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