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Overall
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West Oak Lane 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 Size300
  • Enrollment1092
  • PrincipalCharletta Zeigler
  • Phone Number215-927-7995
  • School Emailinfo@wolcs.org
  • SEPTA RoutesRoute L and Route XH
  • Address 7115 Stenton Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19138
  • NeighborhoodWest Oak Lane
  • Application DeadlineApril 5th, 2019
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Mission

The mission of West Oak Lane Charter School is to empower children to become life-long learners in areas of science, technology, and the humanities by exposing them to innovative ways of teaching and learning while preparing them for the challenges...

The mission of West Oak Lane Charter School is to empower children to become life-long learners in areas of science, technology, and the humanities by exposing them to innovative ways of teaching and learning while preparing them for the challenges of the 21st century in a safe, structured, and nurturing environment.

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Points of Pride

• WOLCS provides a superior education for students in grades K-8, and is recognized as an employer of choice among public school teachers and paraprofessionals in Philadelphia. • Students attending WOLCS feel safe, supported, and challenged. They...

• WOLCS provides a superior education for students in grades K-8, and is recognized as an employer of choice among public school teachers and paraprofessionals in Philadelphia. • Students attending WOLCS feel safe, supported, and challenged. They graduate thoroughly prepared to excel in the high school of their choosing. • Parents and guardians feel empowered and motivated to assist their children to excel at WOLCS.

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Admissions Policy

West Oak Lane Charter School (WOLCS) is a tuition-free, public school providing quality opportunities for the education of children from Kindergarten to Grade 8. WOLCS generally accepts new student applications ONLY for Kindergarten admission....

West Oak Lane Charter School (WOLCS) is a tuition-free, public school providing quality opportunities for the education of children from Kindergarten to Grade 8. WOLCS generally accepts new student applications ONLY for Kindergarten admission. Applications for new students in 1st through 4th grades are accepted during the same period but parents/guardians will ONLY be contacted if space becomes available. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of available seats, students are selected through a lottery process.

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Safety & Culture

WOLCS has adopted and will continue to implement a School Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (SWPBIS) framework. Through our school-wide behavior expectations we cultivate S.T.A.R.S. (safe, tolerant, accountable, respectful and...

WOLCS has adopted and will continue to implement a School Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (SWPBIS) framework. Through our school-wide behavior expectations we cultivate S.T.A.R.S. (safe, tolerant, accountable, respectful and sympathetic) behaviors. Our approach promotes proactive and preventive strategies over reactive and punitive ones.

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Accreditations & Honors

2014 Reading Olympics Blue Ribbons; PA Department of Education Achievement Recognition for Adequate Yearly Progress - 2004-05 through 2011-12; 2012 Reading Olympics Blue Ribbons; 2012 Penn Relay Gold Medal-4X100 Race; Commonwealth of PA Governor'...

2014 Reading Olympics Blue Ribbons; PA Department of Education Achievement Recognition for Adequate Yearly Progress - 2004-05 through 2011-12; 2012 Reading Olympics Blue Ribbons; 2012 Penn Relay Gold Medal-4X100 Race; Commonwealth of PA Governor's Office Proclamation Department of Agriculture Partnership Award, 2009

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School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 99.6%
Hispanic 0.2%
Asian 0.2%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 48.6%
Male Students 51.5%

Special Education

Special Ed 11.1%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 92%

Students Per Grade

Kindergarten Students
135
1st Grade Students
135
2nd Grade Students
135
3rd Grade Students
135
4th Grade Students
135
5th Grade Students
123
6th Grade Students
107
7th Grade Students
109
8th Grade Students
78
Total Students
1092

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
1.4

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Visual Arts,
  • Literature,
  • Other

Sports Programs

  • Basketball,
  • Track and Field,
  • Cheerleading,
  • Girls Basketball,
  • Girls Track and Field

Other Activities

WOLCS also offers Chess Club, Robotics Club, Essence of Etiquette, Modern Girls Self-Esteem and Social Responsibility Club.

WOLCS also offers Chess Club, Robotics Club, Essence of Etiquette, Modern Girls Self-Esteem and Social Responsibility Club.

Electives

All students also receive research based computer intervention and/or enrichment programs to support classroom instruction.

All students also receive research based computer intervention and/or enrichment programs to support classroom instruction.

Parent Programs

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

Parent Involvement

Parents have many opportunities to participate in the educational process at WOLCS and may join our parent organization F.B.I. (Families Being Involved). FBI leads an annual process of fundraising to support recognition events for students who meet...

Parents have many opportunities to participate in the educational process at WOLCS and may join our parent organization F.B.I. (Families Being Involved). FBI leads an annual process of fundraising to support recognition events for students who meet honor roll and perfect attendance criteria.

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Before and After Care

  • Extended Day,
  • Extended Programming

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