Imhotep Institute Charter High School
About this school...
To provide standards-driven, high-quality educational program for urban learners grounded in the African principles of MA’AT and seven principles of the Nguzo Saba. Imhotep aims to nurture lifelong learners who are valuable members of the world community.
Scholar Champions, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013; highly successful Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball teams have won several titles in recent years; 1st-place winners, men’s 4x4, Penn Relays, 2013; PIAA 2A Football Champions, 2013; National Signing Day; 1st-place winners, PIAA District XII cheerleading competition, 2013; 3rd-place winners, Envirothon Competition, 2013; winner of Aberdeen Asset Management Investment Challenge, 2011, 2012; 1st-place winners in 6 categories at Pennsylvania STEM competition, 2012; 1st-place Community Team, Dwight Evans Civic Leadership Summit, 2010; football player participated in Semper Fidelis All American Bowl, 2013; Gates Millennium Scholar 2011
Points of pride:
Athletes on championship basketball and football teams received athletic and academic scholarships; 2011 Gates Millennium Scholar graduate attending Howard University; 90% attendance rate; first graduating class in 2000; high graduation and post-secondary placement rates; over $1.5 million in scholarships for class of 2013; Saturday classes; summer enrichment program; internships; before- and after-school programs; professional development trips to Ghana, West Africa, for students, staff and parents
Career & Technical Education programs:
Health/Medical Assisting Services; Computer Systems Networking & Telecommunications; Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences; Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
English Language & Composition
Other special academic offerings:
Honors classes in English, math, social studies, science. Sophomores who meet the criteria can begin to take honors courses.
Measures for positive, safe learning:
Partnership with Northwest Community Coalition for Youth to establish Safe Corridors for students; new partnership with the Youth Court System.
Arts activities and classes: Art; music; African and modern dance
Booster Club for athletics, fundraising, board of directors, advisory boards, Safe Corridors, community partnerships, fan support and providing resources for our school; help with annual College Fair and Financial Aid Nights, chaperones in lunchrooms
Arts activities and classes:
Vocal music; film/video instruction; dance instruction; theater instruction; choir; drum line; drill team; dance group; school play
Activities & special programs:
African drumming; sports management; juvenile diabetes walks; Pillars of Peace; Council of Youth Afrikan Leadership; 9th & 12th-grade mentoring program; WHYY internships; senior internships; Royal Guard; Capoeira; JAAMA Empowerment and Enrichment Program; mock trial; culinary arts; computer applications
Cross Country, Track & Field, Basketball, Football
Cross Country, Track & Field, Basketball, Cheerleading
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