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Sankofa Freedom Academy

About this school...

Mission Statement:

We are dedicated to increasing literacy and numeracy levels throughout the community and promoting respect for scholarship, servant leadership, conflict resolution, personal, social, and environmental responsibility. Our school engenders students, staff, and the community with a love for learning, respect for scholarship, pride in heritage and a commitment to personal and societal transformation.


Carver Science Fair honorable mention, 2013; Carver Science Fair winners, 2010, 2011, 2012; Regional Black History Bowl, 2012; City Wide Reading Olympics 2011, 2012, 2013; Constitution Debate Champions, 2013; City Wide Debate Finals, 2012, 2013

Points of pride:

High college acceptance rate for first graduating class; 75% of senior class completed international service projects to Ecuador, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, and Gambia, West Africa; 6-week social action internships for seniors; seniors are founders of the Quality Education Youth Collective

AP courses:
English Literature & Composition

Other special academic offerings:
Honors Statistics, Honors Environmental Sciences, Honors Pre-Calculus, dual enrollment program with community college

Foreign languages:

Measures for positive, safe learning:

Establishment of the Sankofa Gay-Straight Alliance founded and run by students; Rites of Passage, Conflict Resolution programs; servant leadership; peer mentoring program; gender-based overnights

Parent Involvement:

Home & School Association, volunteering in classrooms, chaperone trips, attend school activities, participate in intergenerational computer club, attend parent meetings

Arts activities and classes:

Vocal music classes or ensemble; instrumental music classes; visual arts instruction; film/video instruction; theater instruction; other instrumental ensemble; school play or musical(s)

Activities & special programs:

Magazine; newsletter; newspaper; Freedom School; peer mentors (Ujima Trainers); National Honor Society; mandatory sports for all

Boys' sports:

Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country-coed, Football, Indoor Track & Field, Soccer club* (students also play football with Frankford High School)

Girls' sports:

Basketball, Cross Country-coed, Indoor Track & Field, Softball, Soccer club*, Cheerleading*

SEPTA routes:
Market-Frankford El

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Comments (4)

Submitted by Anonymous on June 3, 2011 2:05 pm

why dont u have basket ball team

Submitted by Anonymous on June 12, 2014 6:51 pm
We do have basketball teams. Both boys and girls.
Submitted by Anonymous on May 20, 2013 6:58 pm
what is ull mascot
Submitted by Anonymous on June 12, 2014 6:16 pm

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