Mastery Charter School Lenfest Campus

Mission Statement:
Students learn the academic and personal skills they need to be truly prepared for post secondary success and pursue their dreams.
Accredidations and Awards:
Ranked 10th-best high school for Black student achievement in PennCAN’s Pennsylvania Top 10 Schools Report Card, 2013; Title I Distinguished School, Pennsylvania Department of Education, 2010-11
Points of Pride:
100% of seniors accepted to 2- or 4-year colleges and post-secondary programs; sophomores participate in internships; AP classes and dual enrollment with Community College of Philadelphia; extracurricular programs and sports
AP Courses:
English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, U.S. History, World History
Other Special Academic Offerings:
Music; Art; Spanish III; Social Justice; dual enrollment courses with local colleges
Foreign Languages:
Measures for Positive, Safe Learning:
Assistant principal of school culture; deans; school social worker; outpatient therapist; student government committees on school culture and school excellence; proactive response to student issues, including student mediation and class circles; consistent parent communication; staff approach to relationship-building
Parent Involvement:
Home & School Association, classroom volunteers
Arts Activities and Classes:
Vocal music classes or ensemble; choir; visual arts instruction; drum line
Activities and Special Programs:
Mural Arts program; Student Government; yearbook; National Honor Society; Girls’ Group; Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement; chess club
Boys Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Track & Field, Running Club*, Fitness Club*
Girls Sports:
Basketball, Track & Field, Volleyball, Running Club*, Fitness Club*
Septa Routes:
5, 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 42, 44, 48, 57, Market-Frankford El
Contact Information
35 S. 4th St., 19106
Christopher Ziemba, Principal
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School: Charter
2014-2015 Enrollment: 586
Grades Served: 7-12
Admission Reqs: Application, lottery, preference given to current students at Smedley Elementary
ELLS: 4%
Special Education: 28%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 68%
Waiting List? Yes, 1,200
Racial Demographics: African American – 82% Latino – 10% Asian – 1% White – 4% Other – 3%

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