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Eastern University Academy Charter School

Mission Statement:
We are an institution that provides a holistic, college-integrated learning community. We foster student development and growth through exploration of unique, individualized study and discovery-based education that develops logical reasoning, critical thinking, and ultimately, purpose-driven global citizens.
Points of Pride:
We empower students to pursue their passions in an early-college learning environment while connecting their experiences to the real world; dual-credit opportunity with Eastern University and Community College of Philadelphia; Class of 2015 awarded nearly $2 million in scholarships and awards; award-winning CEO/principal (Black Male Engagement Award, 2013, and Steve Harvey Neighborhood Awards Best Community Leader finalist two years in a row).
AP Courses:
Students can earn college credits through partnerships with Eastern University and Community College of Philadelphia
Other Special Academic Offerings:
Passion projects that are centered on individualized learning plans for students; internships related to their passion projects
Foreign Languages:
Measures for Positive, Safe Learning:
Use of restorative practices; deans, students, and climate staff work with parents, community, and 39th Police District to ensure a safe environment
Parent Involvement:
School Advisory Council; Academy Parents Group; student exhibition conferences each trimester
Arts Activities and Classes:
Vocal music classes or ensemble; theater instruction; school plays; visual arts instruction; literature
Boys Sports:
Basketball, Cross Country, Track & Field
Girls Sports:
Track & Field
Septa Routes:
32, 56, K, R
Contact Information
3 Falls Center, Suite 2 • 3300 Henry Avenue, 19129
Omar Barlow, CEO and Principal
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School: Charter
2014-2015 Enrollment: 320
Grades Served: 7-12
Admission Reqs: Open enrollment, application, lottery if the number of applications exceeds the number of available spots; anyone who is not admitted through the lottery will be added to a waiting list; interview; must attend summer orientation
ELLS: 0%
Special Education: 12%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 58%
Waiting List? Yes, 232
Racial Demographics: African American – 96% Latino – 3% Asian – <1% White – 0% Other – 1%

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