Belmont Charter High School

Mission Statement:
To provide students with a high quality, standards-based college preparatory curriculum and a career preparation and exploration program within an individualized project oriented learning environment that emphasizes social, emotional, physical, and academic development.
Points of Pride:
We offer a positive, inclusive, and supportive school environment that encourages all students to strive for excellence each and every day. However, success means something different to each student. The BCHS model offers students two pathways to success – a college pathway and career pathway – and students are given the independence to design their own path as they take their journey through high school.
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Measures for Positive, Safe Learning:
Measures for positive, safe learning: Our caring teachers model our core values: Growth, Respect, and Responsibility. We also believe that a school is accountable for the socio-emotional development of its students. Each student’s well-being and physical needs are important to us, and we support students in creating a strong, welcoming school culture that reflects their community and home values. We strive to create a culture where students feel a sense of unity with their peers and teachers; have faith in the power of education; realize their own potential; and take ownership for their impact on the school environment and the community
Parent Involvement:
Expectations of parents: volunteer at a least one event per school year; attend a Family Connect meeting once a year; communicate with teachers and administrators regularly; check your student’s agenda regularly; ensure your student reads at home; encourage your student to get involved in extracurricular activities
Arts Activities and Classes:
Extracurricular activities will include: dance/performing arts
Activities and Special Programs:
Out of School Time programming, including clubs, athletics and extracurricular activities during extended school day hours: technology; yearbook; school newspaper; Model United Nations; National Honor Society; Entrepreneurship Club
Boys Sports:
Football, Basketball, Wrestling, Track & Field, Tennis
Girls Sports:
Tennis, Basketball, Wrestling, Cheerleading, Track & Field
Septa Routes:
38, 40, 43, 64, and 10 and 15 trolleys
Contact Information
1301 Belmont Avenue, 19104
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School: Charter
2014-2015 Enrollment: 80
Grades Served: 9th only for 2017-18 school year; will grow a grade each year after.
Admission Reqs: Admission is open to all students who live in Philadelphia and are rising to 9th grade. Students are required to complete and return an application for admissions. A public lottery will be held if the number of applications
ELLS: 0%
Special Education: 25%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch:
Waiting List? Yes, 90
Racial Demographics: African American – 98% Latino – 0% Asian – 0% White – 0% Other – 2%

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