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Eastern University Academy Charter School

About this school...

Mission Statement:
We are an institution that provides a holistic, college-integrated learning community. We foster student development and growth through exploration of unique, individualized study and discovery-based education that develops logical reasoning, critical thinking, and ultimately, purpose-driven global citizens.

Points of pride:
We empower students to pursue their passions in an early college learning environment while connecting their experience to the real world; opportunity for dual-credit attainment; Class of 2015 awarded nearly $2 million in scholarships and awards; award-winning CEO and principal (Black Male Engagement Award, 2013, and Steve Harvey Neighborhood Awards Best Community Leader finalist two years in a row)

AP courses:
Students can earn college credits through partnerships with Eastern University and Wilmington University

Other special academic offerings:
Passion projects that are centered around individualized learning plans for students; student internships related to their passion projects

Foreign languages:

Measures for positive, safe learning:
Use of Restorative Practices; deans, students, and climate staff work with parents, the community, and 39th Police District to ensure a safe environment

Parent Involvement:
School Advisory Council; Academy Parents Group; student exhibition conferences each trimester

Arts activities and classes:
Vocal music classes or ensemble; theater instruction; school plays; visual arts instruction; literature

Boys' sports:
Basketball, Cross Country, Track & Field

Girls' sports:
Track & Field

SEPTA routes:
32, K, R

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Comments (41)

Submitted by Anonymous on October 27, 2010 3:22 pm

Where is the sports at

Submitted by Anonymous on April 14, 2011 5:17 pm

aint no sports

Submitted by Anonymous on February 18, 2011 2:37 pm

this skool is ok l.....uu got to dop alot of work

Submitted by Anonymous on June 28, 2011 11:33 am

i <3 this skool!

Submitted by Anonymous on July 9, 2011 9:27 am

i love this skool

Submitted by Anonymous on September 12, 2011 7:45 pm

My School!!! if ur school 2 repond!!!!

Submitted by Anonymous on September 16, 2011 12:07 pm

do yall got support progams

Submitted by Anonymous on August 6, 2012 9:41 pm

No one kares bout the games dog ok so get over yourself

Submitted by Anonymous on October 20, 2011 5:38 pm

the people that commented on this school even acutally been to this school

Submitted by Anonymous on January 10, 2012 4:52 pm

this school just got where is should be.

Submitted by Anonymous on January 26, 2012 10:10 am

I hope the people commenting on here about this school arent from this school. you guys need to spell check seriously. OMG

Submitted by Anonymous on October 7, 2013 1:15 pm
Yes...I totally agree. It is making me have second thoughts about the school...I really hope they are not attending the school...:(
Submitted by Anonymous on June 7, 2012 9:31 am

where the sports

Submitted by Anonymous on June 21, 2012 1:49 am

i use to go to this school and i left because it was so poor and almost everything they said was a lie they told us that they give us free internet lie they told us that they have many connections with internship lie i went hear the first year it open the first week of school was a mess we didnt have textbook or lunch no lockers we didnt learn anything i felt like i was at a daycare the only reason why most people came to eastern because the principle told so many lies about this school to make it sound good we were in a basement not a school but some basement of a office i advice all you parents only choose this school as a last resort the only good thing about this school is that it was safe

Submitted by Anonymous on September 20, 2012 2:07 pm

Your paragraph consists of 143 words. You used no punctuations and you had multiple typos. It is unfortunate that the school you went to has not cared enough to improve your writing ability. The real disappointment is that you have not advanced beyond the academic level you were at in 2009, and 2012 is almost over. My daughter entered Eastern in 2009, and I am pleased. I made sure she took advantage of ALL the school had to offer. She has taken college classes, increased her SAT scores and is currently working on college applications. She even won a scholarship to PFEW (do some work for a change and Google it). This school works best when parents are involved.

Submitted by Anonymous on April 14, 2015 3:14 pm

Thank you........


Submitted by Anonymous on October 13, 2015 3:25 pm

Aparent can't be but so involved if the tachers are not good communicators.

Submitted by Anonymous on July 28, 2012 4:55 pm

Some of the comments are accurate; however, this is a school that is doing its best to provide a quality education. The teachers really care about their studens and many of the staff as well. I am concern about the education that is provided with respect to the interns. How does the school balance between internships and academics. It is troubling to see that many of the students cannot read, write, and properly construct an essay, yet they are out on internships. This should not be what type of program is the school operation-its seems to be another glorified hood school.

Submitted by Anonymous on September 20, 2012 1:55 pm

I am a parent of a child at EUACS. I attend board meetings and parent meetings. Most of the parents who are complaining think that the school is a baby sitting service---they are not involved. I do not see any parents there (maybe 12/13)unless its a talent night with free food. I email teachers and make my child and the teachers accountable for the education received or any lack thereof.

EUACS never promised anyone free internet; but the computers (laptops) that were supplied were stolen by the little hoodrat thieves and sold to a pawn shop and the school had to take a loss and so did any new students. Yes, there were charges filed, kids expelled and pending court dates.

There are good opportunities at the school, but if you don't study you will not be eligible--just as with any job--YOU HAVE TO WORK FOR IT!!! The laziest families think someone is just going to give you everything. Parents don't show interest in their own children--how is the school supposed to be more interested in your child's success than you?

The dumb a$$ remarks above--probably a kid who couldn't handle the work--are indicative of the kind of kids that expell themselves. Don't do homework, no class participation--won't even wear the uniform. Fail everything and think its someone's fault beside their own.

It is sad.

Submitted by Anonymous on November 9, 2012 11:38 am
, I hear that this school is a good school .
Submitted by Anonymous on November 9, 2012 11:46 am
, I hear that this school is a good school .
Submitted by Anonymous on February 28, 2013 12:15 pm
These student are loud,destructive,and have no respect for the neighborhood they walk though.They need to move this school,these people disrupt a quite and peaceful neighborhood,time to move it out of EF.
Submitted by Anonymous on May 28, 2013 10:40 pm
I am not that impressed about the organization of this school. I submitted enrollment application for my daughter more than three months ago, up till now the school has not acknowledge the receipt of the application. My fear is that the application did not fall into wrong hand with my daughter ss number on it. Every other schools I applied to, sent me post cards and kept me informed about their lottery procedures and outcomes. It is very dissapointed that a school with a back up of a good University like Eastern University perform below expectation. Iam not ready to condemn the school yet , I hope someone from the school will like to discuss this with me, I can be reached at 267-738-6725.
Submitted by Anonymous on May 29, 2013 1:13 am
Eastern is one of the man charter schools with extreme "barriers to admission." Contact the School District and let them know. This is another example of how some charters "cherry pick" or "weed out" students.
Submitted by Anonymous on June 8, 2013 6:24 am
Did you hear back from EUACS?
Submitted by Anonymous on July 17, 2013 7:05 pm
I am a student at Eastern University Academy Charter School. A substantial amount of the information that is given is in fact a propaganda not a "lie". The principle Omar Barlow is a deceitful man. If you are a parent, or student looking to attend this school I should warn you that everything is not what it seems. It is a very difficult system to adjust to. First off, you will be going to be attending school year round, and yes that includes the summer.The students will receive a total of three months break.(December, April, August) The teachers have a "different" way of doing things too. To make it in this school you have to be DETERMINED TO SUCCEED. So If your coming to E.U.A.C.S be ready for a life changing experience.
Submitted by Anonymous on August 28, 2013 12:37 am
Will yall have more sports this year
Submitted by Anonymous on November 1, 2013 11:35 am
The 2012 School year was extremely great! They had teachers who cared about the students and the school did not tolerate many things. However, 2013 school year is a mess! My child comes home complaining that the new children that came to the school this year are out of control and disruptive which makes it hard for him to concentrate. The school has tried but their system is not working. To date, 4 of the teachers my son had this year have been terminated. This school has to do better! Get the out of control children out of the school and reclaim it!
Submitted by Anonymous on November 1, 2013 11:25 am
The 2012 School year was extremely great! They had teachers who cared about the students and the school did not tolerate many things. However, 2013 school year is a mess! My child comes home complaining that the new children that came to the school this year are out of control and disruptive which makes it hard for him to concentrate. The school has tried but their system is not working. To date, 4 of the teachers my son had this year have been terminated. This school has to do better! Get the out of control children out of the school and reclaim it!
Submitted by Anonymous on January 16, 2014 2:08 pm
I was a teacher at this school for a year, & it was the most stressful & exhausting year of teaching I have ever had. & also the worst. The school building is a complete mess. It is in the basement of an old medical library. It is infested with roaches & mice. Only certain areas of the building are temperature controlled while the others are FREEZING in the winter (you can see your breath) & SCORCHING HOT in the summer (the part time counselor actually passed out because of it). That is unacceptable for a school that operates on a year round schedule. All of the school's furniture is hand-me-down from other schools & businesses & more than half of it is broken & unsafe. The students have destroyed almost every inch of the building. There is graffiti everywhere including vulgar comments about faculty & staff, they have ripped the doors off bathroom stalls, & kicked toilets so hard that they burst & flooded toilet water all over the bottom floor (which is carpeted & was only "cleaned" by putting some fans out to dry it up; who knows what kind of mold & mildew is growing under it.) The auditoriums are unusable because the students have ripped all the seats, broken them, & written vulgar things all over them. We were told when parents come in for open houses to not show them certain areas of the school because they were that bad. The tried to use painting & murals to make things better, & removed the doors to the bathrooms but nothing helped. The "restorative practice" discipline model is a joke. The students get away with everything - fist fighting, cutting class, cheating, destroying school property, threatening students & teachers, sexual activity on school property, severe disrespect to students & teachers, uniform violations, EVERYTHING. During "after school academy" (detentions) the students write "reflections" & have to "apologize" to the teacher for whatever they did. The administration gives students chance after chance after chance & nothing ever changes. They claim that the process "works" because they've had one or two success stories but the majority of the students know they can get away with anything so they keep doing it. The students are rarely ever in class. There is so much focus on "advisory" where the students do community building activities (or just sit there & play on their phones). In a typical day, students are in their 4 academic classes (math, science, social studies & English) for only 50 minutes each a day, 45 minutes on some days, & they are all broken up with advisory periods. Oh, & that's only 4 days a week. Every Wednesday the students have an elective (music, dance, soccer, yoga, etc.) & are dismissed at noon. I don't even understand how they get away with that little instructional time. It's no wonder there are seniors who still can't write a decent paragraph or solve a simple equation.
Submitted by Anonymous on October 13, 2015 3:03 pm

I don't know when you taught at EAUCS, but some of the teachers did not help matters.  Tehy would curse at the children and made some students feel like they didn't belong.  There was favoritism for mostly the girls.  I.m not a teacher, but I could not or would not work thee.

Submitted by Anonymous on February 24, 2014 4:37 am
My daughter went to Eastern for 2 days then I removed her. The kids were loud disruptive and disrespectful. The school doesn't have lockers a cafeteria or a proper library. The school is dirty the auditorium is terrible kids tore up the seats and its just a mess. The office administrators try but they don't really have an office to conduct school business or concentrate so its like standing at a concession stand trying to handle important personal business. They received a 3/10 on academics from the city's rating system. As an African American mom I was mortified at the condition of the school and the chaos my daughter was there 2 days with no proper schedule. I add race into this statement because the school is predominantly African American and I find it insulting that they are receiving money for kids to attend and the school is in such poor condition. Parents who have children here should demand better conditions.
Submitted by Anonymous on April 24, 2014 9:22 am
Wow I really fear to. Send me child to this school, let alone be an employee.
Submitted by Anonymous on April 24, 2014 9:42 am
Wow I really fear to send my child to this school, let alone be an employee.
Submitted by Anonymous on September 3, 2014 12:24 am
I have a friend who's first day was today , he liked it but I guess not for long.
Submitted by Anonymous on October 17, 2014 12:26 pm
Wow I don't know if I want to proceed with putting my child in here on a scale of rating a school it appears that 85%of the comments were negative I think I will pray on this for the school and hope I am not missing something good but there is no new comments for the beginning new yr 2014 that is what'scary
Submitted by Anonymous on February 19, 2015 2:33 pm

I am the parent of 2 EUACS students. My daughter graduated class of 2014. She is currently a student at Bloomsburg University and doing GREAT. She started at the school in 9th grade, directly from a HORRIBLE elementary school. 

My son is 15 and in 9th grade. He has been in the school since 7th grade. He has ADHD and is a piece of work. He has come a mighty long way from 7th to 9th grade.  He has a support system that is out of this world.  A system that you will not get anywhere else.  And most certainly not in a public school.   

 NOW, things I can confirm: My daughter took college classes in 11th and 12th grade.  She applied to more than 10 colleges, 12 I think.  She was accepted to ALL her top schools. She interned for 2 years at different places, including: a daycare, a music studio, and a charter school.  For my daughter, academics have always come easily.  She's always been an honor student.  My son is a B student and academics do not come easily.  He struggles, partially because of his ADHD.  This school does work best with parent involvement.  The school staff is literally like family.  They support my son on EVERY level. It is not for faint of heart.  The work in some cases is college level and he is doing pretty good keeping up, with the help of "his team".   


 If you want a school where you have to do nothing this school is not for you.  It really is a team effort and the "it takes a village..." comes fully to life at this school.   


 As with all schools, it is what you and your child makes of it and the effort you put into it as well.  I hope this helps.



Submitted by Anonymous on October 13, 2015 3:50 pm

I am glad that someone found the school to be good.  My first year experience was horrible.  My child started at 7th grade.  There was no communication, I didn't understand seminars vs. classes, teacher would not call or email back..even the CEO wouldn't answer emails.  Because of all of that, my child had to take two summer courses in which I had to pay 300.00.  Of course my child got the grades that he did becasue he wasn't doing the work. However, the teachers were lazy.  When you see a student going down hill,why not pick up the phone to see if something could be done before it was too late.  I blame myself in that respect.  I should have been more assertive and constantly emailed and called until I got a response. He is now in the 8th grade. I know the ropes now.  I don't let the teachers or the prinicipal get away with anything.  At the back to school night, I signed up to get more help for my child becasue he also has ADHD.  If I got a call, you got a call.  I followed up today.  Let's see how long it takes.  I hate to be so hard on this school and I constantly look for the positive.  But, I don't see it.  I plan on doing my due diligence and research schools for 9-12th grade.  I don't plan to have my child there next year.

Submitted by Anonymous on February 20, 2015 7:27 am
For the most part I do lik the school. My child is getting a good education there and I hope they keep up the good work. I'm not so happy with the Dean they have there this year.
Submitted by Anonymous on June 20, 2015 7:43 pm

I absolutely HATE this school. This was my first year attending this school as a 8th grader. Yes, as most of the comments say this school is horrible. We dont have any sports, or basically anything they had promised. This school also has MANY safety issues ! This year there was a student expelled for selling drugs in school and many kids were expelled for fighting. EUACS has told me that I am no longer allowed to return to school because I tried to break up a fight and it has become a safety hazard for me. I am also not allowed to return for the 2015-2016 either. Now because it is so close to the end of the school year and I am unable to attend any other schools I have no where to attend next year. Do not send your child to this school !!! 

Submitted by Anonymous on October 26, 2015 8:12 am

how come they do have basketball for the girls

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