This is a New School
School opening scheduled for fall 2018. This school will enroll grades K-4 for the 2018-19 school year and continue to grow each year, eventually serving grades K-8.
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Deep Roots Charter School
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Math
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Reading
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School Details

  • School TypePublic Charter Citywide
  • Grade LevelsK-8
  • Waiting List SizeAs of June 22, 2018: Kindergarten (46); 1st Grade (12); 2nd Grade (6); 3rd Grade (23); 4th Grade (15)
  • Enrollment300
  • PrincipalMr. G. Logan Blyler
  • Phone Number(267) 399-3727
  • School Emailinfo@deeprootscs.org
  • SEPTA RoutesMFL (Tioga), Bus (3, 5, 25, 89)
  • Address 3556 Frankford Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19134
  • NeighborhoodHarrowgate
  • TuitionNone
  • Application DeadlineApril 1st, 2017

Mission

Deep Roots Charter School’s (DRCS) mission is to teach disciplined learners and to empower them to grow and serve in their community, in college and beyond. We will fulfill this mission through the core values or practice, service, and purpose....

Deep Roots Charter School’s (DRCS) mission is to teach disciplined learners and to empower them to grow and serve in their community, in college and beyond. We will fulfill this mission through the core values or practice, service, and purpose. Practice because each and every individual in our school community, from student to leadership, will engage in deliberate practice, and value this as the path to excellence. Service because our service-learning model will be discipline based; it will require students to have a presence in the community, and reflect on their experiences regularly. Purpose because we want to empower our students to uncover their unique gifts and talents, and apply them towards an outward purpose about which they are passionate. The focus of our DRCS community is college preparatory, preparing students for success at a selective institution. The driving force in our community is world class teaching in every classroom. We will be utilizing the extended school day and extended school year.

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Admissions Policy

Deep Roots Charter School (“Charter School” or “DRCS”) is a tuition-free public school. DRCS is open to all students in Pennsylvania with certain preferences, in accordance with Charter law. DRCS has established procedures to ensure that potential...

Deep Roots Charter School (“Charter School” or “DRCS”) is a tuition-free public school. DRCS is open to all students in Pennsylvania with certain preferences, in accordance with Charter law. DRCS has established procedures to ensure that potential students and their families are fully informed of the school’s mission, design, and expectations. Once a student is enrolled in DRCS, he/she will not be required to re-enroll for subsequent school years. Enrollment Period and Admissions Lottery: Formal recruitment of incoming students begins each January for the following school year. All grades are subject to the same enrollment and lottery process. DRCS staff advertises open registration to students residing within the Philadelphia city limits via signs, flyers, recruitments events, partnerships with community organizations, and internet postings. DRCS staff and volunteers will also engage in door-to-door canvassing efforts in the DRCS catchment to recruit students throughout the year. Interested families may submit applications beginning October 15th through the DRCS website, by emailing DRCS an enrollment form, by faxing an enrollment form, or by dropping one off at one of the schools. The deadline for applications is April 1st of the preceding school year. A student is eligible for admission to the DRCS if he or she is a resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. A non-Philadelphia resident may be admitted only if there are no Philadelphia resident students applying for that particular grade, after fulfillment of the enrollment preferences. Non-resident students’ per pupil allotment must be paid by the district in which the non-resident student resides. Accurately completing this Enrollment Form means that you will be contacted if your child is selected in our lottery. Turning in this form does NOT mean your child is automatically enrolled in Deep Roots Charter School (DRCS). By signing and submitting this Enrollment Form, you agree that all information on this form is true and without fraud. If your child is enrolled by using false or misleading information on this form, it may result in the discharge of your child(ren) from the school. *Enrollment Forms MUST be submitted to Deep Roots Charter School by April 1, 2018. If by April 1, 2018 DRCS receives more Enrollment Forms than available seats, we will hold a randomized lottery in early April to determine admission. If fewer students apply than available seats, DRCS will continue to accept Enrollment Forms on a first-come, first-serve basis until all slots are filled.

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School Details & Data

Students Per Grade

Kindergarten Students
60
1st Grade Students
60
2nd Grade Students
60
3rd Grade Students
60
4th Grade Students
60
Total Students
300

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Visual Arts

Sports Programs

  • Sports Other

Other Sports

Martial arts curriculum for all grades.

Martial arts curriculum for all grades.

Language Programs

  • Spanish

Parent Programs

  • Parents Home and School Association,
  • Parents School Advisory

Parent Involvement

Please email pcac@deeprootscs.org for information about our parent and community advisory council meetings.

Please email pcac@deeprootscs.org for information about our parent and community advisory council meetings.

Before and After Care

  • After Care,
  • Extended Day

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