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Esperanza Academy Charter High School

About this school...

Mission Statement:

We prepare critically thinking, socially capable, spiritually sensitive, and culturally aware young adults who can use English, Spanish, and technology as tools for success.


2013 U.S. News & World Report - Silver Medal

Points of pride:

 Excellent school climate; low staff turnover; over 92% graduation rate; over 90% of students accepted into post-secondary institutions

AP courses:
Biology, Calculus AB, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Spanish Language, United States History

Other special academic offerings:
14 majors of study: Teacher Education, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Journalism, Health Science, Criminal Justice, Liberal Arts, Engineering, Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Theater, Dance, Film, Visual Arts; honors courses: Anatomy & Physiology, Algebra I, Geometry, English, Biology, British Literature, Perspectives in English, Physical Science, Political Science & Economics, U.S. History, U.S. Literature, World History; dual enrollment program through Eastern University’s Cross Boundaries Program; partnership with Esperanza College

Foreign languages:
Arabic, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Latin

Measures for positive, safe learning:

We enforce a zero tolerance policy. All staff members receive training regarding the code of conduct and discipline procedures. Our safety climate officers are CPR-certified and attend additional training as needed.

Parent Involvement:

Other Parent Association; volunteering during school activities, college and career events; workshops; 21st Century Advisory Council; school board

Arts activities and classes:

Vocal music classes or ensemble; instrumental music classes; visual arts instruction; film/video instruction; dance instruction; theater instruction; choir; concert and/or jazz band; dance group

Activities & special programs:

National Honor Society; student council, 21st Century afterschool program with clubs including entrepreneurship, journalism, yearbook, and art; intramural sports program; school newspaper – Esperanza Post; mentoring & tutoring programs

Boys' sports:

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country-coed, Football

Girls' sports:

Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country-coed, Softball

SEPTA routes:
1, 47, 56, 57, Broad Street subway

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