The Mathematics, Civics and Sciences Charter School
About this school...
To provide a quality education to students and to graduate students prepared to enter college, vocational training and today’s workforce. We offer an advanced curriculum, a class size of 20 students, and a highly qualified team of certified teachers.
Won team and individual championship in the 2013 DeVry University Math Elite Competition; 1st place out of 163 schools competing in a Stock Market Game; a senior and junior team won 2nd place in the Young Scholars of the African American History Challenge sponsored by 100 Black Men of Philadelphia; Boys’ Basketball team won the PIAA Class A State Championship in 2011 (also Division E champs for three consecutive years)
Points of pride:
Yearly, 97-98% of our graduates attend college and 2-3% vocational training; high graduation rate; over $1 million in scholarships awarded to graduates in addition to their FAFSA allotment; for three consecutive years, a graduate received the Gates Millennium Scholarship (pays for 10 years of college)
Career & Technical Education programs:
Accounting Technology/Technician & Bookkeeping; Computer Systems Networking & Telecommunications; Medical, Education, and Law Academies†
Measures for positive, safe learning:
Security staff is posted throughout the building, including the restrooms. Rules/regulations are posted in every classroom. Teachers greet students at their doors. Teachers and security provide supervision during lunch. Surveillance cameras are located throughout the building. Security is posted outside and in the subway during dismissal time.
Other Parent Association; board of trustees; attend Back to School Night, report card conferences, annual parent conference; assist in organizing, supporting, and donating to the Veronica Joyner Scholarship Fund Luncheon, homeless project, Christmas canned food drive and Thanksgiving baskets; chaperones on school trips
Arts activities and classes:
Vocal music classes or ensemble; dance instruction; choir; orchestra; drill team; school play or musical(s)
Activities & special programs:
Public speaking club; sewing club; chess club; jewelry-making club; puzzle club; computer club; yearbook club; mock trial; cheerleading club; spelling bee competitions; math club; Spanish club; SAT prep; homeless project; before- and after-school program; afterschool tutoring
Titles/championships won: Boys basketball – PIAA District 12 Division E Champions for the past three years and PIAA Class A 2011 State Champions
4, 16, Broad Street subway