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Eastern University Academy Charter School

About this school...

Points of pride:

Encourages students to think big, live on purpose, and excel at life; college-oriented culture that provides opportunities to earn up to 60 transferable college credits; engages and sustains powerful, working relationships with parents/guardians and mentors

Other special academic offerings:
Students can earn college credits through a partnership with Eastern University

Arts activities and classes:

Vocal music; visual arts instruction; theater instruction; school play

SEPTA routes:
32, K, R

SCHOOL DID NOT COMPLETE SURVEY

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Comments (31)

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/27/2010 - 15:05.

Where is the sports at

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 04/14/2011 - 17:45.

aint no sports

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 02/18/2011 - 15:50.

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

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/28/2011 - 11:31.

i <3 this skool!

Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 07/09/2011 - 09:27.

i love this skool

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 09/02/2011 - 18:27.

Hello. My name is Sonya. As a former educator and parent of this school It sounds like you are a bit disgruntled. I have to ask if you were fired from this school ? It would seem to me that if you felt so strongly about what you are saying you wouldn't hide behind Anonymous. I'm having a hard time believing that there are no textbooks knowing the school is accredited, and backed by Eastern University, using their name. You also failed to list all the lies you are saying were told to students and parents in regards to the curriculum, What illegal things are you speaking of, exactly. My children are on the waiting list, and I would think that if it were that bad, there wouldn't be a waiting list. You are not very convincing. Try again anonymous, because you are not very helpful to parents, it seems as though you are just someone upset and trying to get even by saying mean things

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 09/12/2011 - 19:56.

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

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 09/16/2011 - 12:32.

do yall got support progams

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 08/06/2012 - 21:17.

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

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/20/2011 - 17:00.

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

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/10/2012 - 17:17.

this school just got where is should be.

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/26/2012 - 11:11.

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 Mon, 10/07/2013 - 13:13.

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 Thu, 06/07/2012 - 09:44.

where the sports

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 06/21/2012 - 01:12.

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 Thu, 09/20/2012 - 14:57.

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 Sat, 07/28/2012 - 16:23.

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 Thu, 09/20/2012 - 13:01.

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 Fri, 11/09/2012 - 12:43.

, I hear that this school is a good school .

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 11/09/2012 - 12:43.

, I hear that this school is a good school .

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 02/28/2013 - 13:16.

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 Tue, 05/28/2013 - 22:50.

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 Wed, 05/29/2013 - 01:05.

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 Sat, 06/08/2013 - 06:55.

Did you hear back from EUACS?

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 19:45.

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 Wed, 08/28/2013 - 00:16.

Will yall have more sports this year

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 11/01/2013 - 11:15.

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 Fri, 11/01/2013 - 11:16.

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 Thu, 01/16/2014 - 15:00.

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 Mon, 02/24/2014 - 05:21.

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.

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