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Overall
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MaST Community Charter School
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Overall
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Math
This rating represents the percentage of students performing in each of the four performance bands for this subject, as measured by the most recently available standardized test data. For reference, the performance bands are as follows: (1) Below Basic; (2) Basic; (3) Proficient; and (4) Advanced. We then compare this school's performance to other schools in Philadelphia, with a 10 representing the highest academic performance. Note: this rating was calculated using data from the 2016-17 school year. Learn More
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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
This rating represents the percentage of annual graduates who enroll in any postsecondary institution in the first fall following their graduation date. Schools are then divided into equal-sized groups to create ratings from 1 to 10, with 10 representing the highest college enrollment rates. Note: this rating was calculated using data from the 2016-17 school year. Learn More

School Details

  • School TypePublic Charter Citywide
  • Grade LevelsK-12
  • Waiting List Size11,300
  • Enrollment1427
  • PrincipalMr. John Swoyer
  • Phone Number267-348-1100
  • School Emailinfo@mastccs.org
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (14, 20, 67)
  • Address 1800 East Byberry Road
    Philadelphia, PA 19116
  • NeighborhoodSomerton
  • TuitionFree
  • Application DeadlineJanuary 28th, 2019
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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

- 2017 National Blue Ribbon School - 2015 and 2016 Title I Distinguished School for High Achievement - P21 Stem School - 6 AP course offerings - Dual enrollment offerings with college partners - One-to-one device program - Futuristic library media...

- 2017 National Blue Ribbon School - 2015 and 2016 Title I Distinguished School for High Achievement - P21 Stem School - 6 AP course offerings - Dual enrollment offerings with college partners - One-to-one device 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 - Middle school and High School Robotics - Virtual fitness center where students participate in Wii fitness activities - New futuristic Makerspace. - STREAM Camp, a unique camp that emphasizes innovative learning

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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, through Apply Philly Charter, opens in September 28th and ends on January 28th. The lottery is held...

Interested applicants must apply to the school. If there are more applications than available seats, a lottery will be held. The application process, through Apply Philly Charter, opens in September 28th and ends on January 28th. The lottery is held in February.

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Safety & Culture

MaST has implemented 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...

MaST has implemented 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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Accreditations & Honors

2017 National Blue Ribbon School 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...

2017 National Blue Ribbon School 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 8.4%
White 69.2%
Hispanic 9.2%
Asian 9.8%
Other 3.4%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 51%
Male Students 49%

Special Education

Special Ed 13.3%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 42%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 0.9%

Students Per Grade

Kindergarten Students
100
1st Grade Students
104
2nd Grade Students
104
3rd Grade Students
110
4th Grade Students
112
5th Grade Students
110
6th Grade Students
111
7th Grade Students
106
8th Grade Students
107
9th Grade Students
135
10th Grade Students
116
11th Grade Students
111
12th Grade Students
101
Total Students
1427

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
1.7

Academics

College Rate

College Rate 86%

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 Spanish I Spanish II Intro To Engineering Video Journalism Online Learning...

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