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Delaware Valley Charter High School

About this school...

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to make sure all students learn via a rigorous curriculum in a S.A.F.E. (Scholarship, Attitude, Focus and Excellence) environment. With our commitment to S.A.F.E., we seek to develop our students’ critical thinking and social skills to facilitate a successful transition into higher education or a career. We encourage students to be lifelong learners, develop critical thinking skills, and promote honesty and integrity. 

Accreditations/awards:

Keystone Award, 2006-2007; School District of Philadelphia Best Practices Award, 2005-2006

Points of pride:

High graduation rate and post-secondary acceptance rate

AP courses:
Biology, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Government & Politics, Physics B

Foreign languages:
Spanish, Chinese

Measures for positive, safe learning:

Mastery Learning program; RTII; ELL program; character building program; extensive extracurricular program; start-on-time program

 

Parent Involvement:

Home & School Association, committees related to technology, professional development, and curriculum

Arts activities and classes:

Vocal music classes or ensemble; instrumental music classes; visual arts instruction; dance instruction; theater instruction; choir; concert and/or jazz band; drum line; drill team; dance group; school play or musical(s)

Activities & special programs:

Fashion design; culinary; modeling; after-school tutoring Prep-Zone; graphic arts; art; mock trial

Boys' sports:

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country-coed, Football, Golf, Indoor Track & Field, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track & Field, Weightlifting*

Girls' sports:

 Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country-coed, Golf, Indoor Track & Field, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Track & Field, Volleyball 

SEPTA routes:
Broad Street subway

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Comments (13)

Submitted by Anonymous on June 5, 2011 2:13 am

i love this school

Submitted by Anonymous on June 22, 2011 11:26 am

how is it

Submitted by Anonymous on July 16, 2012 5:20 am

Did they change their uniforms or not

Submitted by Anonymous on July 27, 2012 9:36 am

Has any of the old staff that was terminated been reinstated?Have any of the parent and student concerns that were aired at the board meeting on 6/26 been addressed? Does anyone know when there will be another open board meeting?

Submitted by Anonymous on August 13, 2012 1:26 pm

this school fun

Submitted by Anonymous on August 25, 2012 7:53 pm

I wish I never attended. This school did not prepare me for college. This school was not that hard, so now I am not doing well in college.

Submitted by Anonymous on August 25, 2012 8:05 pm

What did you do to get to this school? What did you do to prepare yourself for college? Are you taking remediation courses in order to yourself in a better position to handle your course work? What help do you think you need?

Submitted by Anonymous on November 12, 2012 3:46 pm
how is the grading
Submitted by Anonymous on November 15, 2012 6:44 pm
The school has really upped its game with the impending Keystone Exams. Students who want to be well prepared for college have only to ask for advanced work; because there are, sadly, so many students who are way below grade level, teachers are unable to make their curriculums as rigorous as they'd like. However, a student need only ask for more work and any teacher would be happy to oblige. I can't overstate how impressed I am with the new crop of teachers -- all young, enthusiastic and well trained.
Submitted by Anonymous on January 29, 2014 3:39 pm
That's a lie. You only enroll students' with A's and B's so don't blame it on the kids.
Submitted by Anonymous on January 17, 2014 4:56 pm
this is such a shame that a young person would use such language in writing about their school. You should also learn how to spell if you are going to vent. It seems you know a lot about Directed Study, ISS and the rest, so I guess you have been there if not once but many times. I can not tell if you are a boy or a girl but you are putting yourself down somewhere in there. I think you should try harder and mind your own business. Report restroom problems to someone who can take care of it. Doesn't seem your futures is looking too good at this point with the attitude you have.
Submitted by Anonymous on July 17, 2013 8:58 pm
Check out the application for Delaware Valley Charter High - http://www.dvchs.net/download.axd?file=5de14076-bd51-4df7-9ca3-678a67b0d... They also require a phone interview before the application is put in the lottery. So, Hite/Khin/SRC, isn't this a barrier to entry???
Submitted by Anonymous on January 29, 2014 3:01 pm
Boys Latin also requires parents to attend a meeting to get an application. Then, the application is turned in during the day with an interview of the student and a separate interview of the parent. Parents have to sign agreements regarding participation. What public school is allowed to have any admission requirements other than magnet schools?

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