The Promise Academy at University City High School
About this school...
University-assisted, full-service community school model that develops the relationship between the school and institutes of higher education to increase the impact of instructional initiatives on student achievement and college entrance rates. We have a school-wide Positive Behavior Supports program, continuing development of the Promise Academy initiative, and a continuing focus on equitable student engagement and college preparation. We also have increased focus on parent engagement.
Points of pride:
A Promise Academy from cohort 1; seeing improvements in student achievement and school culture; offering varsity sports and other enrichment activities; increasing number of AP courses; and continuing to build a consistent college-ready conversation
Career & Technical Education programs:
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Language & Composition, Environmental Science, European History, Human Geography, Physics B, Physics C, Psychology, Statistics, Studio Art: 2-D or 3-D Design, United States History
Other special academic offerings:
Advisory program that incorporates the College Board program "College Ed"; Springboard for AP preparation; concurrent Algebra and Geometry classes for 9th grade students with adequate preparation
Arts activities and classes:
Visual arts instruction; dance instruction; dance group; school play
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling
Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
10, 11, 34, Market-Frankford El