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Sankofa Freedom Academy

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Mission Statement:
We are dedicated to increasing literacy and numeracy levels throughout the community and promoting respect for scholarship, servant leadership, conflict resolution, and 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.

Accreditations/awards:
Carver Science Fair honorable mention, 2013; Carver Science Fair winners, 2010-2012; Regional Black History Bowl, 2012; Citywide Reading Olympics, 2011-2014; Constitution Debate Champions, 2013; Citywide Debate Finals, 2012, 2013

Points of pride:
High college acceptance rates for class of 2013 and 2014; high percentage of Class of 2013 successfully completed freshman college year; international service projects in Ecuador, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Gambia-West Africa, Ethiopia; 6-week social action internships for seniors

AP courses:
English Literature & Composition

Other special academic offerings:
Honors Statistics, Honors Environmental Science, Honors Pre-Calculus, Media Literacy, dual enrollment program with Lincoln University and Community College of Philadelphia, Martial Arts, Cultural Arts

Foreign languages:
Spanish

Measures for positive, safe learning:
Gay-Straight Alliance; Rites of Passage; conflict resolution programs; servant leadership; peer mentoring program; gender-based overnights

Parent Involvement:
Home & School Association; classroom volunteer; trip chaperone; attend school activities; participate in intergenerational computer club; attend parent meetings

Arts activities and classes:
Vocal music classes or ensemble; choir; instrumental music classes; drum line; other instrumental ensemble; theater instruction; school play or musical(s); visual arts instruction; dance; film/video instruction

Activities & special programs:
Magazine; newsletter; newspaper; Freedom School; peer mentors (Ujima Trainers); National Honor Society; mandatory sports for all; chess club, Boys with Books club

Boys' sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Soccer, Tennis, Track & Field (students also play football with Frankford High School)

Girls' sports:
Basketball, Dance, Soccer, Softball, Track & Field, Cheerleading*

SEPTA routes:
3, 5, Market-Frankford El

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Comments (5)

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
Warriors
Submitted by Anonymous on October 31, 2014 8:14 am

I am interested to get an admission for my son in this school. I can see that many extra curricular activities takes place this school and it is really important to improve OmniTech Support Scam  the skills of the students. 

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