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Overall
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Pan American Academy Charter School
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Overall
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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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School Details

  • School TypePublic Charter Citywide
  • Grade LevelsK-8
  • Waiting List Size470
  • Enrollment790
  • PrincipalDr. Darcy Russotto
  • Phone Number215-425-1212
  • SEPTA RoutesMFL (Huntingdon), Bus (57)
  • Address 2830 North American Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19133
  • NeighborhoodKensington
  • Fax215-423-0871
  • TuitionN/A
  • Application DeadlineJanuary 28th, 2019
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Mission

Pan American Academy Charter School's mission is to prepare bilingual, internationally minded inquirers.

Pan American Academy Charter School's mission is to prepare bilingual, internationally minded inquirers.

Points of Pride

Pan American provides a high-quality dual language education to students in Eastern North Philadelphia. Pan American was the innovation of Congreso de Latinos Unidos (Congreso), a Philadelphia nonprofit that has received national recognition for...

Pan American provides a high-quality dual language education to students in Eastern North Philadelphia. Pan American was the innovation of Congreso de Latinos Unidos (Congreso), a Philadelphia nonprofit that has received national recognition for effective, comprehensive services to the Latino community. Pan American has a unique educational model, combining best practices in instruction, teacher professional development, and support services to students and families. Pan American’s four pillars are all aligned with the mission and educational programming.  Those pillars are dual language instruction, the International Baccalaureate (IB), inclusive classrooms, and Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS). Pan American is an authorized IB World School offering the Primary Years Program (PYP) and the Middle Years Program (MYP).

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Admissions Policy

Pan American Academy holds an annual student lottery in order to enroll new students. Interested families must submit an application through Apply Philly Charter by the deadline. If there are more applications than available seats, a lottery will be...

Pan American Academy holds an annual student lottery in order to enroll new students. Interested families must submit an application through Apply Philly Charter by the deadline. If there are more applications than available seats, a lottery will be held.

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Safety & Culture

As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, we have adopted a school wide essential agreement built on the foundation of the IB Learner Profile.  Our essential agreement defines the expectations for positive social interaction in our school....

As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, we have adopted a school wide essential agreement built on the foundation of the IB Learner Profile.  Our essential agreement defines the expectations for positive social interaction in our school.  At Pan American, we say we C.A.R.E.  This acronym helps us to organize the attributes of the Learner Profile into the following categories: Compassionate, Accountable, Respectful, and Engaged.  The PBIS framework facilitates the achievement of this vision.

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Accreditations & Honors

2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 - Made AYP 2012 - Authorized as an International Baccalaureate School for the Primary Years Programme 2012 - Voted #3 Philly Top Workplaces for small businesses 2012 - Reauthorized for five years by School...

2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 - Made AYP 2012 - Authorized as an International Baccalaureate School for the Primary Years Programme 2012 - Voted #3 Philly Top Workplaces for small businesses 2012 - Reauthorized for five years by School District of Philadelphia

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School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 7.4%
White 0.3%
Hispanic 87.1%
Other 5.2%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 52.7%
Male Students 47.3%

Special Education

Special Ed 16.2%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 87%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 18.2%

Students Per Grade

Kindergarten Students
105
1st Grade Students
113
2nd Grade Students
108
3rd Grade Students
99
4th Grade Students
67
5th Grade Students
87
6th Grade Students
89
7th Grade Students
79
8th Grade Students
43
Total Students
790

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
11.4

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Instrumental,
  • Visual Arts,
  • Dance Instr,
  • Choir,
  • Ceramics

Sports Programs

  • Basketball,
  • Soccer,
  • Tennis,
  • Sports Other

Other Sports

We partner with Playworks which provides some sports activities for our students.

We partner with Playworks which provides some sports activities for our students.

Electives

Our fifth graders participate in Dancing Classrooms Philly. They receive ten weeks of ballroom dancing instruction and compete in semi-final and final competitions. Our eighth graders participate in our Global Ambassador Travel Experience. This...

Our fifth graders participate in Dancing Classrooms Philly. They receive ten weeks of ballroom dancing instruction and compete in semi-final and final competitions. Our eighth graders participate in our Global Ambassador Travel Experience. This program enables them to travel as a school group to other places in the world where they can put into practice their global perspectives as well as their language skills.

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Language Programs

  • Spanish

Parent Programs

  • Parents Home and School Association

Parent Involvement

Parents attend many different types of activities from Family Literacy Night to Family Movie Night. We also have parents that volunteer as chaperones on class trips. Our parents also participate in many fundraising activities such as book fairs,...

Parents attend many different types of activities from Family Literacy Night to Family Movie Night. We also have parents that volunteer as chaperones on class trips. Our parents also participate in many fundraising activities such as book fairs, holiday stores, Zumba events and food sales.

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Before and After Care

  • After Care,
  • Extended Programming

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