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Maritime Academy Charter School

Mission Statement:
To provide students a rigorous academic program with the maritime studies theme. Students work with the latest technology to learn maritime content such as nautical science and maritime business while achieving high standards in English, mathematics, science, social studies, and the arts. Coursework is interdisciplinary.
Accredidations and Awards:
Award-winning art program, including Philadelphia Water Works competitions; 4th place, national SeaPerch underwater robotics competition; honored by the Seamen’s Church Institute for exceptional maritime studies; 21st Century Community Learning Center grant, which provides before/afterschool academic/camp programs for all grades.
Points of Pride:
Well-integrated school; positive working relationship with community and parents; active collaboration with the maritime association and Philadelphia businesses; student leadership programs; new state-of-the-art building dedicated to maritime technology, engineering, and boat-building; internships in maritime industries and business; advisory board of maritime professionals advises students and exposes them to the maritime field
AP Courses:
Calculus AB, Chemistry, English Literature & Composition
Other Special Academic Offerings:
Commercial Advertising, Graphic Design, Seamanship & Navigation, Marine Entrepreneurship, Creative Writing, Forensics, Filmmaking, Nutrition, Web Design/Coding, Business Math, Spanish Literature & Film
Foreign Languages:
Spanish
Parent Involvement:
Home & School Association
Arts Activities and Classes:
Vocal music classes or ensemble; choir; instrumental music classes; visual arts instruction; dance instruction; school plays; poetry; film/video instruction
Activities and Special Programs:
Marine Engineering team; interscholastic chess team; cooking club; gardening club; book club; Latin dance; newspaper; literary magazine; film club
Boys Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Track & Field, Intramurals*, Rowing/Paddling*, Sailing*
Girls Sports:
Basketball, Softball, Swimming & Diving, Track & Field, Volleyball, Cheerleading*, Intramurals*, Rowing/Paddling*, Sailing*
Septa Routes:
15, 39, 89
Contact Information
2700 E. Huntingdon St., 19125
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School: Charter
2014-2015 Enrollment:
Grades Served: 2-12
Admission Reqs: Application, lottery with preference given to siblings of previously enrolled students
ELLS: 1%
Special Education: 10%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 81%
Waiting List? Yes, 500
Racial Demographics: African American – 28% Latino – 25% Asian – 6% White – 40% Other – 2%

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