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Esperanza Academy Charter High School

Mission Statement:
We prepare critically thinking, socially capable, spiritually sensitive, and culturally aware young adults who can use English, Spanish, and technology as tools for success.
Points of Pride:
More than 65% of graduates have attended college within two years of high school graduation; college persistence rate is 10% above the national average
AP Courses:
Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, English Language & Composition, English Literature, Government & Politics, Spanish Language & Culture, Spanish Literature, Studio Art: 2-D Design, U.S. History, World History
Other Special Academic Offerings:
14 majors of study: Liberal Arts, Dance, Drama, Entrepreneurship, Film, Music (Instrumental), Music (Voice) Teacher Education, Technology, Visual Arts, Engineering, Journalism, Health Sciences, and Criminal Justice; dual enrollment program through Esperanza College of Eastern University gives students access to Economics, Forensics, and Introduction to Psychology
Foreign Languages:
Spanish
Measures for Positive, Safe Learning:
Staff receives training in code of conduct and discipline procedures; school safety climate officers are CPR-certified and attend additional training
Parent Involvement:
School Advisory Council; afterschool volunteers; volunteering during school activities, college and career events; parent workshops; 21st Century Advisory Council; school board
Arts Activities and Classes:
Instrumental studies (band and string orchestra); choral studies (choir); dance technique, performance and choreography; drama; playwriting, directing, acting dance, music, and performance; visual arts; drawing and painting, 3D art; film analysis and production
Activities and Special Programs:
National Honor Society; afterschool program includes: student council; dance ensemble; photography club; video game club; film; fitness club; forensics club; ESL; entrepreneurship; school newspaper, Esperanza Post; yearbook; art; intramural sports program; mentoring and tutoring programs; AMLA music program; slam poetry; yoga
Boys Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country
Girls Sports:
Basketball, Softball, Cross Country, Cheerleading, Volleyball
Septa Routes:
4, 47, 53, 57
Contact Information
301 W. Hunting Park Ave., 19140
David Rossi, CEO
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School: Charter
2014-2015 Enrollment: 1,430
Grades Served: 6-12
Admission Reqs: Application
ELLS: 20%
Special Education: 17%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 88%
Waiting List? Yes, 1,748
Racial Demographics: African American – 4% Latino – 93% Asian – 0% White – 1% Other – 1%

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