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Delaware Valley Charter High School

Mission Statement:
Our mission is to make sure all students learn via a rigorous curriculum in a S.A.F.E. (Scholarship, Attitude, Focus and Excellence) environment. With our commitment to S.A.F.E., we seek to develop our students’ critical thinking and social skills to facilitate a successful transition into higher education or a career. We encourage students to be lifelong learners, develop critical thinking skills, and promote honesty and integrity.
Accredidations and Awards:
Keystone Award, 2006-07; School District of Philadelphia Best Practices Award, 2005-06
Points of Pride:
High graduation rate and post-secondary acceptance rate
AP Courses:
Biology, Calculus AB, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Environmental Science, Government & Politics, Physics B, U.S. History, Statistics
Other Special Academic Offerings:
Business Administration, Computer Support Systems Technology, Web Design; culinary; fashion design; tattooing; robotics
Foreign Languages:
Chinese, Spanish
Measures for Positive, Safe Learning:
Mastery Learning program; Response to Instruction & Intervention; character-building program; extensive extracurricular program; start-on-time program
Parent Involvement:
Home & School Association; committees on technology, professional development, culture, and curriculum
Arts Activities and Classes:
Vocal music classes or ensemble; choir; instrumental music classes; drum line; orchestra; drill team; theater instruction; school play or musical(s); visual arts instruction; ceramics; dance instruction; dance; poetry; film/video instruction
Activities and Special Programs:
Fashion design; culinary; modeling; afterschool tutoring Prep-Zone; graphic arts; mock trial; poetry slam
Boys Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Indoor Track & Field, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track & Field, Weightlifting*
Girls Sports:
Basketball, Golf, Gymnastics, Indoor Track & Field, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Track & Field, Volleyball
Septa Routes:
4, 6, 8, 16, 18, 22, 26, 55, J, L, Broad Street subway
Contact Information
5201 Old York Rd. – Logan Plaza, Suite A, 19141
Harold Kurtz, Interim CEO
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School: Charter
2014-2015 Enrollment:
Grades Served: 9-12
Admission Reqs: Lottery
ELLS: 0%
Special Education: 19%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 75%
Waiting List? Yes, 250
Racial Demographics: African American – 98% Latino – 2% Asian – 0% White – 0% Other – 0%

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