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Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School
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Math
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Reading
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School Details

  • School TypePublic Charter Citywide
  • Grade LevelsK-12
  • Waiting List Size300
  • Enrollment634
  • PrincipalDr. Mama Ayesha Imani
  • Phone Number215-288-2001
  • School Emailsankofa@sfacs.us
  • SEPTA RoutesMFL (Church), Bus (3, 5, 56)
  • Address 2501 Kensington Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19125
  • NeighborhoodFrankford
  • Application DeadlineJanuary 31st, 2018
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Mission

Sankofa Freedom Academy is a college-preparatory community-based K-12 freedom school that strives to increase literacy and numeracy levels throughout the community and promote respect for scholarship; servant leadership; conflict resolution; and...

Sankofa Freedom Academy is a college-preparatory community-based K-12 freedom school that strives to increase literacy and numeracy levels throughout the community and promote respect for scholarship; servant leadership; conflict resolution; and personal, social and environmental responsibility. SFA engenders in its students, staff and community a love for learning, respect for scholarship, pride in heritage and a commitment to personal and societal transformation.

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Points of Pride

1. 100 percent college acceptance class of 2013, 97 percent college acceptance class of 2014 2. 80 percent of class of 2013 successfully completed their freshman year in college. 3. International service projects in Ecuador, Jamaica, Dominican...

1. 100 percent college acceptance class of 2013, 97 percent college acceptance class of 2014 2. 80 percent of class of 2013 successfully completed their freshman year in college. 3. International service projects in Ecuador, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, the Gambia and Ethiopia 4. 6-week social action internships for seniors

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Admissions Policy

Any interested parent or student may apply; a lottery will be held if more applications are received than available spaces.

Any interested parent or student may apply; a lottery will be held if more applications are received than available spaces.

Safety & Culture

1. Sankofa Gay-Straight Alliance founded and run by students 2. Rites of passage and conflict resolution programs 3. Servant leadership and peer mentoring program 4. Gender-based overnights

1. Sankofa Gay-Straight Alliance founded and run by students 2. Rites of passage and conflict resolution programs 3. Servant leadership and peer mentoring program 4. Gender-based overnights

Accreditations & Honors

Carver Science honorable mention 2013 Carver Science Fair winners, 2012, 2011,2010 Regional Black History Bowl 2012 City Wide Reading Olympics 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Constitution Debate Champions 2013 City Wide Debate Finals, 2012, 2013

Carver Science honorable mention 2013 Carver Science Fair winners, 2012, 2011,2010 Regional Black History Bowl 2012 City Wide Reading Olympics 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Constitution Debate Champions 2013 City Wide Debate Finals, 2012, 2013

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 94.8%
White 0.2%
Hispanic 4.9%
Asian 0.2%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 50.5%
Male Students 49.5%

Special Education

Special Ed 15%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 99%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 3.3%

Students Per Grade

Kindergarten Students
41
1st Grade Students
54
2nd Grade Students
49
3rd Grade Students
63
4th Grade Students
54
5th Grade Students
54
6th Grade Students
51
7th Grade Students
47
8th Grade Students
43
9th Grade Students
47
10th Grade Students
42
11th Grade Students
47
12th Grade Students
42
Total Students
634

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
10.4

Academics

College Rate

College Rate 75%

AP Class Offerings

  • English Literature,
  • AP Class Other

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Instrumental,
  • Theater,
  • Visual Arts,
  • Choir,
  • Drum Line,
  • Other Instrumental,
  • Dance,
  • School Plays,
  • School Musicals,
  • Film

Sports Programs

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

Other Sports

Athletes play football with Frankford High School,

Athletes play football with Frankford High School,

Other Activities

Magazine Publication, Newsletter, Newspaper, Freedom school, peer mentors (Ujima Trainers), National Honor Society, Mandatory sports for all, Chess Club, Boys with Books Club

Magazine Publication, Newsletter, Newspaper, Freedom school, peer mentors (Ujima Trainers), National Honor Society, Mandatory sports for all, Chess Club, Boys with Books Club

Electives

Honors Statistics, Honors Environmental Sciences, Honor Pre-Calculus, AP English, Dual Enrollment with Lincoln University, Dual Enrollment Program with Community College, Martial Arts, Cultural Arts, Music, Dance

Honors Statistics, Honors Environmental Sciences, Honor Pre-Calculus, AP English, Dual Enrollment with Lincoln University, Dual Enrollment Program with Community College, Martial Arts, Cultural Arts, Music, Dance

Language Programs

  • Spanish

Parent Programs

  • Parents Home and School Association,
  • Parents Classroom Volunteers

Parent Involvement

Parents volunteer in classrooms, chaperone trips, attend school activities, participate in intergenerational computer club, attend parent meetings. Parent Representative has seat on the Board of Trustees. (This representative is chosen by the...

Parents volunteer in classrooms, chaperone trips, attend school activities, participate in intergenerational computer club, attend parent meetings. Parent Representative has seat on the Board of Trustees. (This representative is chosen by the parents)

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Before and After Care

  • After Care,
  • Extended Programming

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