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Math
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Reading
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School Details

  • School TypePublic Charter Citywide
  • Grade Levels9-12
  • Enrollment270
  • PrincipalMr. James Higgins
  • Phone Number215-227-0513
  • School Emailoffice@macs.k12.pa.us
  • SEPTA RoutesBSL (Erie), Bus (16, 23, 53, 56, H, XH)
  • Address 3821 North Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19140
  • NeighborhoodTioga
  • TuitionNone
  • Application DeadlineJanuary 31st, 2018
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Mission

The mission of MACS is to educate the whole child by providing a safe environment with strict discipline in which students can learn and teachers can instruct while emphasizing the importance of parental involvement in the educational process. The...

The mission of MACS is to educate the whole child by providing a safe environment with strict discipline in which students can learn and teachers can instruct while emphasizing the importance of parental involvement in the educational process. The vision of our school is to effect positive change in a multicultural society by developing well-rounded, highly educated, thoughtful individuals who embody the core values of MACS.

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Points of Pride

For over a decade, 100 percent of our seniors have been accepted to post-secondary educational institutions, many with full or partial scholarships. The class of 2018, with a total of 54 students, collectively earned nearly $6 million in college...

For over a decade, 100 percent of our seniors have been accepted to post-secondary educational institutions, many with full or partial scholarships. The class of 2018, with a total of 54 students, collectively earned nearly $6 million in college scholarship offers! Our largest classes have 25 students, and most have far fewer. Our Arts program is one of our greatest points of pride. Our eclectic Music program (Rock, R&B, Pop) puts on 2 concerts per year; our amazing Drama program puts on 2 shows a year, including a Spring Musical. Our ESD and enrichment classes help students make up skill gaps in math and reading. All students are required to perform 20 hours of community service per year, and many students exceed this total.

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Admissions Policy

To apply, print out an Application of Intent from our website: www.macs.k12.pa.us. Applications are also available at the school. Complete the application and submit it to the Main Office (mail, email, fax, or hand deliver). Upon submission of the...

To apply, print out an Application of Intent from our website: www.macs.k12.pa.us. Applications are also available at the school. Complete the application and submit it to the Main Office (mail, email, fax, or hand deliver). Upon submission of the application, the student will be entered into the school's lottery, to be held on January 12. Parents/guardians and students will also be invited to attend a voluntary information session so that parents can decide whether or not our school is a good fit for their child. The full application process is described on our website: www.macs.k12.pa.us

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Safety & Culture

MACS, at its very core, is built on a foundation of integrity, dignity, mutual trust and intellectual honesty. This foundation represents the highest possible expression of shared values among every member of the MACS family. MACS has a strictly...

MACS, at its very core, is built on a foundation of integrity, dignity, mutual trust and intellectual honesty. This foundation represents the highest possible expression of shared values among every member of the MACS family. MACS has a strictly enforced zero-tolerance policy for bullying and/or violence of any kind, creating a safe space where teachers can teach and students can learn. We also have highly trained school police on site at all times.

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Accreditations & Honors

For 2 straight years we have been recognized as a Title I Distinguished School by the PA Department of Education, placing our performance in the top 5% of all Title I schools statewide!

For 2 straight years we have been recognized as a Title I Distinguished School by the PA Department of Education, placing our performance in the top 5% of all Title I schools statewide!

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 96.3%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 0.7%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 58.9%
Male Students 41.1%

Special Education

Special Ed 14.1%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 75%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 2.2%

Students Per Grade

9th Grade Students
93
10th Grade Students
68
11th Grade Students
55
12th Grade Students
54
Total Students
270

Academics

College Rate

College Rate 62%

AP Class Offerings

  • English Literature

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

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

Sports Programs

  • Sports Other

Other Sports

Chess Club Co-ed Soccer Club Running Club

Chess Club Co-ed Soccer Club Running Club

Other Activities

National Honors Society Performing Arts (Music and Drama) Chess Club Science Club Yearbook Committee Student Council

National Honors Society Performing Arts (Music and Drama) Chess Club Science Club Yearbook Committee Student Council

Electives

Art Music Drama Psychology Film Studies Creative Writing Physics Dance

Art Music Drama Psychology Film Studies Creative Writing Physics Dance

Language Programs

  • Spanish

Parent Programs

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

Parent Involvement

In addition to the Home and School Association, parents can become involved in a number of ways. MACS offers a monthly Parent University to help parents help their students succeed. We have a Parent Resource Center with computers, a printer, and a...

In addition to the Home and School Association, parents can become involved in a number of ways. MACS offers a monthly Parent University to help parents help their students succeed. We have a Parent Resource Center with computers, a printer, and a lending library of every textbook and novel used in every class. The Title I Committee advises the school regarding use of Title I funds. Parent committees also advise the school on an ongoing basis regarding school changes and improvements.

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Before and After Care

  • Extended Day,
  • Extended Programming

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