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Richard Allen Preparatory Charter School
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Math
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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 Levels5-8
  • Waiting List Size400
  • Enrollment476
  • PrincipalMr Lawrence Jones
  • Phone Number215-878-1544
  • School Emailinfo@rapcs.org
  • SEPTA RoutesRoute 36 trolley
  • Address 2601 South 58th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19143
  • NeighborhoodGrays Ferry
  • Application DeadlineJanuary 28th, 2019
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Mission

The mission of the RAPCS is to create a safe and healthy learning environment for middle school youth to develop into responsible participants in their education and our diverse society. We will provide rigorous instruction to prepare children for...

The mission of the RAPCS is to create a safe and healthy learning environment for middle school youth to develop into responsible participants in their education and our diverse society. We will provide rigorous instruction to prepare children for higher learning, the workplace, and life. RAPCS will engage our students to think globally and act locally!

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Points of Pride

Made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for five consecutive years. Close-knit family environment. Proudly serves all children. Honored by Philadelphia City Council for our Youth Court Program. Boat Building Partnership with Bartram's Garden Peer...

Made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for five consecutive years. Close-knit family environment. Proudly serves all children. Honored by Philadelphia City Council for our Youth Court Program. Boat Building Partnership with Bartram's Garden Peer Mediation and Conflict Resolution Programming

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Admissions Policy

Richard Allen Preparatory Charter School follows current Pennsylvania charter school law and applicable federal guidelines for admission to the school. Applications are completed online (https://applyphillycharter.org/), with the school providing...

Richard Allen Preparatory Charter School follows current Pennsylvania charter school law and applicable federal guidelines for admission to the school. Applications are completed online (https://applyphillycharter.org/), with the school providing computer access and assistance to any families requiring support in the online application. If there are more applications than available seats, a public lottery will be held.

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Safety & Culture

Our guiding principles will guide the actions, decisions and performance evaluations of all stakeholders. Our three principles are dare, prepare and care.We believe in student-centered instruction, a holistic approach and nurturing environment.

Our guiding principles will guide the actions, decisions and performance evaluations of all stakeholders. Our three principles are dare, prepare and care.We believe in student-centered instruction, a holistic approach and nurturing environment.

Accreditations & Honors

Numerous academic awards (Reading Olympics, Environmental Studies recognition); Numerous athletic awards (championship boys basketball, championship girls softball)

Numerous academic awards (Reading Olympics, Environmental Studies recognition); Numerous athletic awards (championship boys basketball, championship girls softball)

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 97.9%
White 0.2%
Hispanic 0.4%
Asian 1.5%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 54.6%
Male Students 45.4%

Special Education

Special Ed 10.5%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 47%

Students Per Grade

5th Grade Students
104
6th Grade Students
116
7th Grade Students
140
8th Grade Students
116
Total Students
476

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
0.8

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Visual Arts,
  • Choir,
  • Other Instrumental,
  • Literature

Sports Programs

  • Basketball,
  • Baseball,
  • Cheerleading,
  • Girls Basketball

Other Activities

Student Government, Elegant Ladies, Mentoring (Boys and Girls), Student Court, Mural Arts Program, Chess, Computer Club, Running Club, Culinary Arts Club, Reading Olympics, Mindfulness, Cheerleading, Media Arts Club.

Student Government, Elegant Ladies, Mentoring (Boys and Girls), Student Court, Mural Arts Program, Chess, Computer Club, Running Club, Culinary Arts Club, Reading Olympics, Mindfulness, Cheerleading, Media Arts Club.

Parent Programs

  • Parents Home and School Association

Parent Involvement

Family Math and Literacy Nights allow parents to participate in instructional activities with their children. Also, parents are encouraged to attend field trips with their children either as chaperones or simply to join the trip.

Family Math and Literacy Nights allow parents to participate in instructional activities with their children. Also, parents are encouraged to attend field trips with their children either as chaperones or simply to join the trip.

Before and After Care

  • Extended Programming

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