The Mathematics, Civics and Sciences Charter School
About this school...
To provide a quality education to students in grades 1 to 12 and educational intervention to children classified as "at risk" of academic failure. We believe that all children can learn at high levels and that children have different learning styles. MCSCS offers a small class size (not to exceed 20 students). Our curriculum emphasizes character education, a positive learning environment, which includes love, respect, individual attention, and a reward system to foster success. MCSCS curriculum addresses basic skill deficiencies as a means to accelerate the development of advanced academic performance in mathematics, civics, and sciences. Our non-academic curriculum is specifically designed to provide students with the essential social skills with academics to increase opportunities in college placement, trade school, workplace, and to teach students to become good and productive citizens in their community.
Boys basketball – PIAA District 12 Division E Champions for the past three years and PIAA Class A 2011 State Champions
Points of pride:
High graduation and college-going rate; ranked as one of the top 10 schools in Philadelphia; passed PSSA for the past six years; two graduates received the Bill Gates Millennium Award; CAO and school counselor raised $1 million in scholarships; students raise funds weekly for food and clothing for over 500 Philadelphia homeless people; City Council passed a student-written resolution honoring the Philadelphia Police Department with a luncheon for officers
Arts activities and classes:
Vocal music; instrumental music classes; visual arts instruction; dance instruction; choir; drum line; drill team
Activities & special programs:
School choir; violin club; piano club; public speaking; sewing club; cheerleading club; chess club; tap club; jewelry-making club; homeless project; math club; spelling bee; accounting club; reading club; puzzle club; drama club; computer club; yearbook club
Titles/championships won: Boys basketball – PIAA District 12 Division E Champions for the past three years and PIAA Class A 2011 State Champions
23, 43, 61, C, Broad Street subway