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Overall
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Esperanza Academy Charter High School
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Math
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Science
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School Incidents
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Reading
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Attendance
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College Bound
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High Academic Growth
High Academic Growth
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School Details

  • School TypePublic Charter Citywide
  • Grade Levels9-12
  • Waiting List Size640
  • Enrollment769
  • PrincipalMr. Jorge Calixto
  • Phone Number215-457-3667
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (4, 47, 56, 57)
  • Address 301 West Hunting Park Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19140
  • NeighborhoodHunting Park
  • Fax215-457-4381
  • TuitionN/A
  • Application DeadlineNovember 22nd, 2017
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Mission

Esperanza Academy prepares critically thinking, socially capable, spiritually sensitive and culturally aware young adults who can use English, Spanish and technology as tools for success in the 21st century.

Esperanza Academy prepares critically thinking, socially capable, spiritually sensitive and culturally aware young adults who can use English, Spanish and technology as tools for success in the 21st century.

Points of Pride

1. Esperanza Academy Charter High School outperforms every neighborhood high school in Philadelphia on the School Progress Report by a wide margin regardless of peer group and also outperforms all district-run schools within our peer group. 2....

1. Esperanza Academy Charter High School outperforms every neighborhood high school in Philadelphia on the School Progress Report by a wide margin regardless of peer group and also outperforms all district-run schools within our peer group. 2. Esperanza Academy has maintained a graduation rate over 90 percent for the past six years. 3. Since 2010, over 65 percent of graduates have gone onto college within two years of their high school graduation date, demonstrating a freshman-to-sophomore college persistence rate of 78 percent. This is 10 percent above the national average. 4. Esperanza Academy students have achieved the sixth highest AP scores out of 82 high schools measured by the SPR, and we have more Advanced Placement (AP) course offerings than any other charter school in Philadelphia. 5. For four consecutive years (2011 to 2015), Esperanza Academy’s English Language Learner population has had higher 11th-grade Keystone/PSSA proficiency rates than English Language Learners in the School District of Philadelphia and the state overall. Some years the Academy outperformed the state and the School District of Philadelphia by as much as 30 percentage points. 6. Esperanza Academy Charter High School has been nationally recognized by U.S. News and World Report for three consecutive years with a silver or bronze medal, ranking us within the top 9 percent of high schools nationwide.

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Admissions Policy

We accept any student who resides in the city of Philadelphia. Any interested parent or student may apply; a lottery will be held if more applications are received than spaces.

We accept any student who resides in the city of Philadelphia. Any interested parent or student may apply; a lottery will be held if more applications are received than spaces.

Safety & Culture

We have an excellent school climate. All staff members receive training regarding the code of conduct and discipline procedures. Our Safety Climate Officers are CPR certified and attend additional training as needed.

We have an excellent school climate. All staff members receive training regarding the code of conduct and discipline procedures. Our Safety Climate Officers are CPR certified and attend additional training as needed.

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 3%
White 0.3%
Hispanic 96.6%
Asian 0.1%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 52.1%
Male Students 47.9%

Special Education

Special Ed 17.3%

Gifted Education

Gifted 0.4%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 97%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 22.9%

Students Per Grade

9th Grade Students
223
10th Grade Students
194
11th Grade Students
173
12th Grade Students
179
Total Students
769

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
3.7

Academics

College Rate

College Rate 47%

AP Class Offerings

  • Biology,
  • Calculus AB,
  • Chemistry,
  • English Language,
  • Spanish,
  • US History,
  • World History,
  • AP Class Other

Activities & Programs

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs

  • Health,
  • Engineering

Arts Programs

  • Instrumental,
  • Theater,
  • Visual Arts,
  • Dance Instr,
  • Choir,
  • Other Instrumental,
  • Dance,
  • Ceramics,
  • School Plays,
  • Literature,
  • Film

Sports Programs

  • Basketball,
  • Baseball,
  • Softball,
  • Cross Country,
  • Cheerleading,
  • Girls Basketball

Other Activities

National Honor Society, 21st Century After School Program that include: Student Council, Computer Zone, Dance Ensemble, CARE Club, Community Service, Home Ec, Lacrosse, Photography Club, Animal Awareness, Video Game Club, Film, Basketball, Baseball,...

National Honor Society, 21st Century After School Program that include: Student Council, Computer Zone, Dance Ensemble, CARE Club, Community Service, Home Ec, Lacrosse, Photography Club, Animal Awareness, Video Game Club, Film, Basketball, Baseball, Bowling, Softball, Sign Language Club, Knitting Club, Cross Country, Fitness Club, Fashion Club, Forensics Club, ESL, Football, Cheerleading, Entrepreneurship, Journalism: Esperanza Post (school paper), Yearbook, Art, Intramural Sports Program, Mentoring and Tutoring programs.

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Electives

We offer 13 majors of study that include: Liberal Arts, Dance, Drama, Entrepreneurship, Film, Music (Instrumental), Music (Voice) Teacher Education, Technology, Visual Arts, Engineering, Journalism, Health Sciences, and Criminal Justice. We have a...

We offer 13 majors of study that include: Liberal Arts, Dance, Drama, Entrepreneurship, Film, Music (Instrumental), Music (Voice) Teacher Education, Technology, Visual Arts, Engineering, Journalism, Health Sciences, and Criminal Justice. We have a dual enrollment program through Esperanza College of Eastern University. Students have access to Economics, Forensics, and Introduction to Psychology.

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Language Programs

  • Spanish,
  • Additional Languages

Parent Programs

  • Parents School Advisory,
  • Parents After School Volunteers

Parent Involvement

Parents volunteer during school activities, college and career events, and participate in workshops that empower parents to use our student management system. Parents also serve on the 21st Century Advisory Council and have representation on the...

Parents volunteer during school activities, college and career events, and participate in workshops that empower parents to use our student management system. Parents also serve on the 21st Century Advisory Council and have representation on the school board. In addition, we provide workshops to equip our parents to support their students in literacy and math. We offer parent workshops who have students who speak English as their second language.

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Before and After Care

  • Extended Day,
  • Extended Programming

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