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Imhotep Institute Charter High School

About this school...

Mission Statement:
To provide a standard-driven, high-quality educational program for urban learners grounded in the Afrikan principles of MA'AT and the principles of Nguzo Saba and to nurture lifelong learners who are valuable members of the community.

Points of pride:
National Honor Society; dual-enrollment program with Community College of Philadelphia; mock trial team won 1st place, 2015 Citywide High School tournament; Future Business Leaders of America chapter advanced to regional competition; student government; Restorative Practices and Peer Mediation program; out-of-school time enrichment program sponsored by the City of Philadelphia; STEM club; computer lab; performing arts electives; Public League champions in Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball, Football, and Track; partnership with Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School

AP courses:
Calculus AB, English Literature & Composition, Physics B, Psychology, U.S. History

Other special academic offerings:
African Drumming; Art; Business Applications; Computer Systems Networking; Computer Support Systems Technology; Culinary Arts; Communication Capoeira; Creative Writing; Dance; Graphic Design; Health-Related Technologies; Medical/Clinical Assistant; Music; Mock Trial; Restorative Practices; Robotics Technology; Video Editing; Web Design; Weightlifting

Foreign languages:
French, Spanish

Parent Involvement:
Home & School Association, School Advisory Council, classroom volunteers, monthly Wazuri Parent Council meetings to provide academic updates, support the school's instructional program, solicit parental input, enhance community relations and organize events

Arts activities and classes:
Vocal music classes or ensemble; choir; drum line; instrumental music classes; dance instruction; drill team; dance group; theater instruction; school play or musical(s); film

Boys' sports:
Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Indoor Track & Field, Tennis, Track & Field

Girls' sports:
Basketball, Indoor Track & Field, Tennis, Track & Field, Cheerleading*

SEPTA routes:
6, K, L

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Comments (23)

Submitted by Anonymous on April 1, 2010 8:06 am

Imhotep embraces a real belief that our young people will achieve. The climate is very positive and well supported. Whether it is on the football field, basketball court, prom, parent meetings, track, choir, dance, cheer leading, Senior and Junior Social Change Presentations or the number of community service projects, you see staff, administration, parents, family members and students, coming out to give full support. My third child is about to graduate. He has been exposed and supported in so many activities. He has been accepted in every college he has applied for and the college access office has helped support our students and families every step of the way. Imhotep is a school that more families should have access to. It does not look at your past, but helps to make sure every student has a bright and successful future.

Submitted by Anonymous on October 6, 2010 11:20 am

It is nothing wrong with learning about our past as African American people. In order to move forward, sometimes we have to look back and see what have gone wrong in order to make the right decisions, or shape our future. To look back does not mean you are not moving forward, in order to learn who we are and where we have come from, and where we have been is a very important part for us to move on. When all those people (Leaders of our past) died for us to have the freedoms that we have today, where do you think they got to courage to do what they have done....even until their death, yes, they looked back, and what did they see? Something that was very vital to those of us that have been striped of our pride, freedoms, wealth, and God only can reveal by His Spirit....if you want to know, what else. We are a very powerful and bless people, and there are those people that are and were, and are very fearful of what and who we are. Looking back, does not means we are not looking forward. If you want to get to the bottom of anything in this have to see what happen, how did it happen, and who was involved to make it happen. So we have to do what.....look back. And remember it is written: My people are destroyed for the lack of knowlegde: Hosea: 4:6 Go back and read it, it is in the "Old Testament". have a bless day

Submitted by Anonymous on June 11, 2011 3:09 pm

Congratulations to the Class of 6251 graduates of Imhotep Institute Charter High School. The graduation was spectacular. It is no wonder that they have had 10 years of graduating 100% of 12th graders and 100% being accepted into higher learning. Every word spoken affirms that these young people will achieve. It is no wonder that Imhotep has another State Championship with 3 seniors going to D-1 schools., 100% of senior football players graduating and making it to the Public League Championship two years in a row, Performing Arts Students, who dance and perform at their own graduation, honors students speaking with such eloquence, the list goes on and on. At the forefront is a CEO who has vision and the tenacity and will to reach out to the community and draw support by every means necessary to see these young people succeed.

Way to go! HOTEP!

Submitted by Anonymous on November 29, 2011 8:27 pm

Is their a girl volleyball team

Submitted by Anonymous on November 29, 2011 8:43 pm

I attend Imhotep Institute Charter High School and i would to play Volleyball for girl. so do they have it??

Submitted by Anonymous on June 27, 2012 9:28 pm

No, they do not have it thank you for asking!!!!

Submitted by Anonymous on July 2, 2012 6:24 am

This is an information post which provides essential information about Imhotep Institute Charter High School. This school provides career-oriented courses of different fields such as Nursing, Culinary, Technology. This is a great school to improved the academic performance and individual development. most of the parents who are looking for the best charter academy can consider this charter school.

Submitted by Anonymous on August 2, 2012 4:45 pm

what is JAMMA

Submitted by Anonymous on September 4, 2012 8:42 am

God bless you Imhotep institute, God bless you Mama Chris. Whenever I think of you, I see an army of people determined to change the future for the better, sustaining the 'values' we highly treasure, and preserving the 'identity'.

Africa loves you,

Joshua Afubo

Submitted by Anonymous on October 17, 2012 11:58 pm

I am a proud parent of two Imhotep students our family has changed tremendously!! Keep up the great work of serving students and parents together beyond measure and reaching higher heights and deeper depths. The gratitude I have for what this institution has to offer can be summed up it one word. INTEGRITY.

To God be the glory for all that his will allows for the teachers and parents of IICHS.

Submitted by Anonymous on October 18, 2012 9:59 am

So proud of the work Imhotep Institute Charter High School continue to do. It is just October of the school year and we have had a full house of parents at our August Parent Orientation and our September Back to School night. Our October College Fair that included school from the community introduced hundreds of student to the recruiting process. We are proud that many students from Imhotep had received on the spot acceptance and even scholarships based on SAT scores and GPA. My son was just one of the scholar athletes that received those honors. Last night we were on track with our Financial Aid Workshop were nearly half of our senior parents were in attendance to make sure our scholars have the necessary resources to complete post secondary education. Every morning our dedicated teachers and coaches have mandatory study hall for our athletes. They make sure all players are in good academic standing to compete. It is hard to be great -That is why we are undefeated going into the playoffs with many of our athlete getting looks from Division 1 schools. Our CEO works tirelessly to keep our school open to the community. In September we held the Homowo Festival- September a Community College Fair- October brought thousands of people to the Lock Conference and a Housing Conference hosted by a State Representative; November is our Community Health Fair led by our Health Academy December is our Open House and Kwanzaa Celebration in addition December 30th brings Dr Karenga to host a City wide Kwanzaa Celebration and 2013 we have so many more activities. Yes we have a Basketball team with three of the last four State Championships. Our students are surrounded by dedicated staff, parents, community members that affirm daily that we have Pride - Strength- and Power to help us do the things we must do - We know when we shine the nation shines and when the nation shines we all shine - Hotep! (Peace)

Submitted by Anonymous on October 18, 2012 11:16 am

Can you provide information on average SAT scores of Juniors and the college acceptance rate (to 4 year colleges/universities)?

Submitted by Anonymous on March 19, 2013 12:36 pm
what is imhotep short for?
Submitted by Anonymous on May 24, 2013 12:24 am
I would like to attend this school I sent a email to mamachris letting her know who I am if there's anyone at Imhotep students, staff, teachers, coaches that live in tge south jersey area to please notify me thanks and have a great day.
Submitted by Anonymous on May 24, 2013 12:30 am
I would like to attend this school I sent a email to mamachris letting her know who I am if there's anyone at Imhotep students, staff, teachers, coaches that live in tge south jersey area to please notify me thanks and have a great day.
Submitted by Anonymous on June 13, 2013 11:31 am
enhances community relations, and supports yearly fundraisers, special events, and field trips. Wazuri, a parent organization, actively supports the instructional program, pancreatic cancer
Submitted by Anonymous on July 4, 2013 6:17 pm
Telecommunications; Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences; Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology Health/Medical Assisting Services; Computer Systems Networking & pain under left breast
Submitted by Anonymous on August 27, 2013 5:22 pm
when is try - outs for cheerleading ?
Submitted by Anonymous on October 7, 2014 2:51 pm

best football team

Submitted by Anonymous on October 28, 2014 11:06 am

What are the requirments do you need for this school ?

Submitted by Anonymous on November 7, 2014 7:06 pm

We don't learn at this school. This school is spiced up to be something it's not. Many other of my fellow peers agree to this but our teacher force us to voice an approprite opinion on why our school should stay open. I attend Imhotep and have attened for 3 years and yes, we have cheated on our tests. We had rapist teachers in our school also that the Phila school district does not know about. This school should not remain open any longer!!!!! 


Sincerly, An anonymous Student. 

Submitted by Anonymous on March 9, 2015 1:59 pm



Submitted by Anonymous on March 23, 2015 7:32 pm

Do you have to live in Philadelphia to attend?

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