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Delaware Valley Charter High School

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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.

Keystone Award, 2006-07; School District of Philadelphia Best Practices Award, 2005-06

Points of pride:
High graduation rate and post-secondary acceptance rate

Career & Technical Education programs:
Clerical, Computer Technology, Web Info

AP courses:
Biology, Calculus AB, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Environmental Science, Government & Politics, Physics B, U.S. History, Statistics

Other special academic offerings:
Culinary; fashion design; tattooing; robotics

Foreign languages:
Chinese, Spanish

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 on technology, professional development, culture, and curriculum

Arts activities and classes:
Vocal music classes or ensemble; choir; instrumental music classes; drum line; orchestra; drill team; theater instruction; school play or musical(s); visual arts instruction; ceramics; dance instruction; dance; poetry; film/video instruction

Activities & special programs:
Fashion design; culinary; modeling; afterschool tutoring Prep-Zone; graphic arts; mock trial; poetry slam

Boys' sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Indoor Track & Field, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track & Field, Weightlifting*

Girls' sports:
Basketball, Golf, Gymnastics, Indoor Track & Field, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Track & Field, Volleyball

SEPTA routes:
4, 6, 8, 16, 18, 22, 26, 55, J, L, Broad Street subway

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Comments (12)

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 July 17, 2013 8:58 pm
Check out the application for Delaware Valley Charter High - 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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