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KIPP DuBois Collegiate Academy

Mission Statement:
We will provide students with a relevant, exciting, and individualized learning environment, allowing students to emerge with the critical thinking, global vision, and knowledge of self that is necessary to succeed in college and be leaders in their communities.
Points of Pride:
Partnerships with more than 60 colleges nationwide; expanded arts and athletics programs; focused on college success; all juniors are provided internships; students have traveled to Nepal and Ghana to teach during the summer
AP Courses:
Biology, English Literature & Composition, Statistics, U.S. History, World History, English Language & Composition
Other Special Academic Offerings:
Physical Education
Foreign Languages:
Measures for Positive, Safe Learning:
Established a strong parent community; staff members have dismissal posts throughout school and neighborhood to ensure safe departure for students
Parent Involvement:
Home & School Association, classroom volunteers, trip chaperones
Arts Activities and Classes:
Vocal music classes or ensemble; choir; instrumental music classes; jazz; other instrumental ensemble; theater instruction; visual arts instruction; dance; poetry; literature
Activities and Special Programs:
Tiger Woods Learning Center, focused on STEM; Future Focus summer internship program in partnership with Accenture
Boys Sports:
Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Outdoor Track & Field
Girls Sports:
Basketball, Cheerleading, Soccer, Outdoor Track & Field
Septa Routes:
38, 40, 52, 64; 10, 15 trolley
Contact Information
5070 Parkside Ave., 19131
Melissa Poorman, Principal
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School: Charter
2014-2015 Enrollment: 522
Grades Served: 9-12
Admission Reqs: Open admission, Philadelphia residents
ELLS: 0%
Special Education: 23%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 85%
Waiting List?
Racial Demographics: African American – 95% Latino – 4% Asian – 0% White – 1% Other – 1%

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