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Charter High School for Architecture and Design

Mission Statement:
CHAD is committed to an innovative program of study, integrating the design process with the mastery of a strong liberal arts education. We offer each student the opportunity for success and preparation for lifelong learning and responsible citizenship. We have a thoughtful academic environment that engenders love of learning, intellectual curiosity, and new ways of seeing. CHAD also prepares students for higher education.
Points of Pride:
Academic support programs and tutoring; design courses at every grade level; community partners in and outside of Philadelphia
Foreign Languages:
Measures for Positive, Safe Learning:
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports; proactive approach to prevention and responding to school and classroom discipline problems; develops schoolwide systems that promote positive behavior in the community.
Parent Involvement:
Home & School Association
Arts Activities and Classes:
Visual arts instruction; other instrumental ensemble; dance
Activities and Special Programs:
Chess; yearbook; fashion club; annual fashion show; architecture club; poetry and creative writing club; anime club; hip-hop club; music club; National Honor Society; peer tutors; SAT prep club; student art exhibitions
Boys Sports:
Septa Routes:
9, 12, 17, 21, 23, 33, 38, 42, 44, 47, 48, 57, 61, 62, 78, Regional Rail, Broad Street subway, Market-Frankford El
Contact Information
105 S. 7th Street, 19106
Greg Wright, CEO
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School: Charter
2014-2015 Enrollment: 589
Grades Served: 9-12
Admission Reqs: Lottery
ELLS: 2%
Special Education: 18%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 73%
Waiting List? Yes, NR
Racial Demographics: African American – 84% Latino – 7% Asian – 2% White – 4% Other – 3%

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