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Southwest Leadership 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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College Bound
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School Details

  • School TypePublic Charter Citywide
  • Grade LevelsK-8
  • Waiting List Size411
  • Enrollment497
  • PrincipalLeigh Purnell
  • Phone Number215-729-1939
  • SEPTA RoutesTrolley (11, 36)
  • Address 7101 Paschall Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19142
  • NeighborhoodSouth Philadelphia
  • Application DeadlineMarch 24th, 2017

Mission

Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School (SLACS) will develop leaders by empowering scholars to change the factors that define their reality. Scholars will develop the leadership skills necessary to drive complete community rejuvenation in...

Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School (SLACS) will develop leaders by empowering scholars to change the factors that define their reality. Scholars will develop the leadership skills necessary to drive complete community rejuvenation in Southwest Philadelphia. In developing these skills, students will cultivate an array of leadership components that they can apply to community change on a global scale.

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Points of Pride

•Providing a unique educational program that offers rigorous and research-based academic instruction. •Implementing a Leadership Curriculum, unique to SLACS, that will develop leadership skills essential to enacting change. •Adopting a single-gender...

•Providing a unique educational program that offers rigorous and research-based academic instruction. •Implementing a Leadership Curriculum, unique to SLACS, that will develop leadership skills essential to enacting change. •Adopting a single-gender education model and implementing effective research-based practices and strategies that align with this model. •SLACS teachers are highly qualified and held to the highest instructional standard, as set by the Instructional Leader.

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Admissions Policy

Eligible applicants must reside within Southwest Philadelphia. Students should submit an application. Southwest Leadership Academy accepts the Philadelphia Charter School Common Application. If there are more applications than available seats, a...

Eligible applicants must reside within Southwest Philadelphia. Students should submit an application. Southwest Leadership Academy accepts the Philadelphia Charter School Common Application. If there are more applications than available seats, a public lottery will be held.

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Safety & Culture

Scholars begin each day in a well-kept building that houses a safe learning environment. This environment allows for the use of hands-on interactive lessons that support scholars’ individual needs

Scholars begin each day in a well-kept building that houses a safe learning environment. This environment allows for the use of hands-on interactive lessons that support scholars’ individual needs

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 97.8%
White 0.2%
Hispanic 0.4%
Asian 0.4%
Other 1.2%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 50.5%
Male Students 49.5%

Special Education

Special Ed 16.3%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 73%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 3.8%

Students Per Grade

Kindergarten Students
54
1st Grade Students
55
2nd Grade Students
57
3rd Grade Students
55
4th Grade Students
54
5th Grade Students
56
6th Grade Students
55
7th Grade Students
56
8th Grade Students
55
Total Students
497

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
20

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Visual Arts,
  • Choir,
  • School Plays,
  • School Musicals,
  • Poetry

Sports Programs

  • Basketball,
  • Track and Field,
  • Sports Other

Other Sports

In addition to the programs listed, our school engages in various intramural sports such as basketball, volleyball, step team and we have just begun to develop a robotics team. Additionally we have a student council that works as a functional part of...

In addition to the programs listed, our school engages in various intramural sports such as basketball, volleyball, step team and we have just begun to develop a robotics team. Additionally we have a student council that works as a functional part of the school climate and governance, developing surveys to assess the needs of the student body.

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Parent Programs

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

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