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Overall
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Tacony Academy Charter High 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 Levels9-12
  • Waiting List Size
  • PrincipalMrs. Ashley Redfearn
  • Phone Number267-388-8656
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (19, 28)
  • Address 6201 Keystone Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19111
  • NeighborhoodTacony
  • Application DeadlineJanuary 28th, 2019
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Mission

The mission of Tacony Academy Charter School is to enhance, support and promote creative and critical thinking and problem-solving skills of school-age learners in the making of original inventions as amazing solutions to puzzling problems while...

The mission of Tacony Academy Charter School is to enhance, support and promote creative and critical thinking and problem-solving skills of school-age learners in the making of original inventions as amazing solutions to puzzling problems while mastering Pennsylvania and national standards.

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Points of Pride

We provide each kindergarten through twelfth grade student the opportunity to learn about the art of invention and applied science. This is accomplished through a curriculum focused on problem-solving that emphasizes the creative process, critical...

We provide each kindergarten through twelfth grade student the opportunity to learn about the art of invention and applied science. This is accomplished through a curriculum focused on problem-solving that emphasizes the creative process, critical thinking and inquiry. As a community, we empower students to succeed in both college and career by inspiring students to engage in higher order thinking and lifelong learning. Tacony Academy Charter School is designed to provide an enhanced learning environment for students that includes smaller class sizes and a non-traditional calendar that builds in significant opportunities for early identification of at-risk students, remediation, and enrichment.

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Admissions Policy

Tacony Academy Charter School is a tuition-free public school open to all children residing in the city of Philadelphia. The school does not require testing for admission purposes. The school does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race,...

Tacony Academy Charter School is a tuition-free public school open to all children residing in the city of Philadelphia. The school does not require testing for admission purposes. The school does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color or creed. In the event there are more applicants than spaces, a public lottery will be conducted to select students. Tacony Academy Charter School is accepting applications for kindergarten through 12th grade. Our charter with the School District of Philadelphia requires that we provide admission preferences for students who reside in the attendance zones of the following schools: K-8: Crossan, Farrell, Moore, Rhawnhurst, Solis-Cohen, Ethan Allen, Disston and Spruance 9-12: Crossan, Farrell, Moore, Rhawnhurst, Solis-Cohen, Ethan Allen, Disston and Spruance. We are also accepting applications from those who live in the same above designated school areas who have attended a parochial school, charter school or private school.

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Safety & Culture

Implementation of the Caring School Community model and Alternative to Violence Project.

Implementation of the Caring School Community model and Alternative to Violence Project.

Accreditations & Honors

1) The Center for Character Education Partnership named Tacony Academy Charter School as a 2010 National Award Winning School for their promising practices. 2) All of the students at Tacony Academy Charter have embraced the school's Caring School...

1) The Center for Character Education Partnership named Tacony Academy Charter School as a 2010 National Award Winning School for their promising practices. 2) All of the students at Tacony Academy Charter have embraced the school's Caring School Community model of character development. 3) The Center for Leadership and Ethics has selected Tacony Academy Charter school as a 2011 Pennsylvania School District of Character.

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School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 33.7%
White 30.7%
Hispanic 21.7%
Asian 3.6%
Other 10.4%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 47.6%
Male Students 52.4%

Special Education

Special Ed 16.8%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 68%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 0.9%

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
1.2

Academics

College Rate

College Rate 55%

AP Class Offerings

  • Calculus AB,
  • English Literature,
  • Politics,
  • Psychology

Activities & Programs

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs

  • Computer Technology,
  • Voc Other

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Instrumental,
  • Dance Instr,
  • Choir,
  • Poetry,
  • Jazz,
  • Orchestra

Sports Programs

  • Basketball,
  • Soccer,
  • Baseball,
  • Softball,
  • Track and Field,
  • Cross Country,
  • Cheerleading,
  • Girls Basketball,
  • Golf,
  • Girls Track and Field,
  • Indoor Track,
  • Girls Indoor Track

Other Activities

Art; Choir; Orchestra; Band; Tacony Times; 4-H Club; tennis; ballroom dancing;science club; chess club; student government; student dances; poetry (Word Jam); guitar club; homework club;

Art; Choir; Orchestra; Band; Tacony Times; 4-H Club; tennis; ballroom dancing;science club; chess club; student government; student dances; poetry (Word Jam); guitar club; homework club;

Language Programs

  • Spanish,
  • Chinese

Parent Involvement

Parents participate and organize fundraising activities and events; volunteer and assist with field trips etc.

Parents participate and organize fundraising activities and events; volunteer and assist with field trips etc.

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