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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; students have achieved the 6th-highest AP scores out of 82 high schools measured by the School District's School Progress Report
AP Courses:
Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, English Language & Composition, Government & Politics, Spanish Language & Culture, 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:
Measures for Positive, Safe Learning:
Staff receives training in code of conduct and discipline procedures; 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; workshops; 21st Century Advisory Council; school board
Arts Activities and Classes:
Instrumental music classes; other instrumental ensemble; theater instruction; school plays; visual arts instruction; ceramics; dance instruction; dance; choir; literature; film
Activities and Special Programs:
National Honor Society; afterschool program includes: student council; Computer Zone; dance ensemble; CARE club; community service; home economics; lacrosse; photography club; animal awareness; video game club; film; sign language club; knitting club; fitness club; fashion club; forensics club; ESL; entrepreneurship; school newspaper, Esperanza Post; yearbook; art; intramural sports program; mentoring and tutoring programs
Boys Sports:
Football, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Softball
Girls Sports:
Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading
Septa Routes:
4, 47, 57
Contact Information
301 W. Hunting Park Ave., 19140
David Rossi, CEO
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School: Charter
2014-2015 Enrollment: 1,367
Grades Served: 6-12
Admission Reqs: Application, lottery, parent/student interview with school administrator
ELLS: 24%
Special Education: 17%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 88%
Waiting List? Yes, 640
Racial Demographics: African American – 4% Latino – 95% Asian – <1% White – <1% Other – 1%

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