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Northwood Academy Charter 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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School Details

  • School TypePublic Charter Citywide
  • Grade LevelsK-8
  • Waiting List Size850
  • Enrollment792
  • PrincipalCindy Carey
  • Phone Number215-289-5606
  • SEPTA Routes75, 89, J
  • Address 4621 Castor Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19124
  • NeighborhoodFrankford
  • TuitionSubsidized
  • Application DeadlineJanuary 28th, 2019
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Mission

The mission of Northwood Academy Charter School is to educate the whole child by providing the academic, social, and emotional foundations and successes necessary to become contributing community members who possess the skills, desire and confidence...

The mission of Northwood Academy Charter School is to educate the whole child by providing the academic, social, and emotional foundations and successes necessary to become contributing community members who possess the skills, desire and confidence to lead meaningful lives. Northwood Academy Charter School is committed to creating and sustaining a learning sanctuary that is built upon integrity and dedicated to high achievement and purposeful experiences.

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Points of Pride

Top PSSA score- select HS acceptance for 90%+ graduates; High student and staff retention; Numerous Extra Curricular Events and School celebrations; Schoolwide Service Learning Initiative

Top PSSA score- select HS acceptance for 90%+ graduates; High student and staff retention; Numerous Extra Curricular Events and School celebrations; Schoolwide Service Learning Initiative

Admissions Policy

Interested students must submit an application. If there are more applications than available seats, a lottery will be held. Catchment preference in kindergarten only: H.R. Edmunds and L.Carnell.

Interested students must submit an application. If there are more applications than available seats, a lottery will be held. Catchment preference in kindergarten only: H.R. Edmunds and L.Carnell.

Safety & Culture

Employs a Dean of School Culture in addition to an upper-and lower- school principal.

Employs a Dean of School Culture in addition to an upper-and lower- school principal.

Accreditations & Honors

AYP: 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011

AYP: 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 66.3%
White 6.4%
Hispanic 22.5%
Asian 1.8%
Other 3%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 50.9%
Male Students 49.1%

Special Education

Special Ed 16.3%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 60%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 1.9%

Students Per Grade

Kindergarten Students
88
1st Grade Students
94
2nd Grade Students
91
3rd Grade Students
89
4th Grade Students
91
5th Grade Students
89
6th Grade Students
92
7th Grade Students
82
8th Grade Students
76
Total Students
792

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
0.8

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Instrumental,
  • Theater,
  • Visual Arts,
  • Choir,
  • Drill Team,
  • Dance,
  • School Plays,
  • Theater Group,
  • Orchestra

Sports Programs

  • Football,
  • Basketball,
  • Soccer,
  • Baseball,
  • Softball,
  • Track and Field,
  • Cross Country,
  • Dance,
  • Cheerleading,
  • Girls Basketball,
  • Field Hockey,
  • Sports Other

Other Sports

Clubs vary each year: drama, sewing, knitting, cooking, yearbook, robotics-legos, solar cars, engineering, IPraxis science fair, chess, poetry, gardening, literacy, band

Clubs vary each year: drama, sewing, knitting, cooking, yearbook, robotics-legos, solar cars, engineering, IPraxis science fair, chess, poetry, gardening, literacy, band

Electives

7th and 8th grade students self-select special classes

7th and 8th grade students self-select special classes

Language Programs

  • Spanish,
  • Other,
  • Additional Languages

Parent Programs

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

Parent Involvement

Trip chaperones; fundraising; general volunteer opportunities for school events

Trip chaperones; fundraising; general volunteer opportunities for school events

Before and After Care

  • After Care,
  • Extended Programming

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