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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.
Accredidations and Awards:
Bronze medal, U.S. News & World Report, 2015
Points of Pride:
Excellent school climate; low staff turnover
AP Courses:
Government; Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, English Language & Composition, Spanish Language, Studio Art: 2-D Design, World History
Other Special Academic Offerings:
We offer 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; through a dual-enrollment program with Eastern University’s Cross Boundaries Program and a partnership with Esperanza College, students have access to Economics, Forensics, and Introduction to Psychology
Foreign Languages:
Chinese, French, Italian, Latin, Spanish
Measures for Positive, Safe Learning:
Zero tolerance policy; staff receives training regarding the 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:
Vocal music classes or ensemble; choir; instrumental music classes; concert and/or jazz band; visual arts instruction; dance instruction; theater group; film
Activities and Special Programs:
National Honor Society; afterschool program that includes student council, computer zone, dance ensemble, CARE club, community service, home economics, lacrosse, photography club, Animal Awareness, video game club, sports, sign language club, knitting club, fitness club, fashion club, forensics club, ESL, cheerleading, entrepreneurship, Esperanza Post (school paper), yearbook, art, intramural sports program, mentoring, tutoring
Boys Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football
Girls Sports:
Basketball, Cross Country, Softball, 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:
Grades Served: 6-12
Admission Reqs: Application, lottery, parent/student interview with school administrator
ELLS: 20%
Special Education: 16%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 88%
Waiting List? Yes, 873
Racial Demographics: African American – 1% Latino – 99% Asian – 0% White – 0% Other – 0%

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