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Mathematics, Science and Technology (MaST) Community Charter School

Mission Statement:
Using a STREAM model (Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Arts, and Math), the school creates innovative pathways for students pursuing knowledge. We challenge our students to use their minds well; set world-class standards for student achievement; and bring teachers, students, families, and community together to better educate everyone.
Accredidations and Awards:
Ranked 22nd among Pennsylvania high schools, U.S. News & World Report, 2013, 2014; Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics, 2013-14; scored state SPP rating of 90, 2014; Top Charter School in Philadelphia, Philadelphia magazine, 2012; Top 10 Schools in Philadelphia, Philadelphia magazine, 2011; article in Philadelphia Daily News, “Philly's coolest school is high-tech heaven,” 2013
Points of Pride:
Over $12 million in scholarships; dual-enrollment offerings with college partners; one-to-one device ratio for students; iPad program in grades 9-12; library media center offers students access to an HD video studio; equipment includes motion capture, animation, floor projection iPad system, and 3D printer; multiple levels of science and engineering; Lego robotics program, full-size telescope housed in a roof dome; Wii fitness activities; futuristic/makerspace set to open this fall; STREAM camp; awarded 13 ASSET grant and Environmental Education grant; 1st place, Teacher Innovator Award, PBS/Henry Ford
AP Courses:
Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, Psychology, World History
Other Special Academic Offerings:
Design & Technology Innovation, Video Production Basics, 3D Design Basics, 3D Product Design/Advanced 3D Product Design, Introduction to Engineering, Principles of Engineering, Animation Academy, Introduction to Programming/Web Design,Video Journalism, Sociology, Anatomy, Personal Finance, Robotics 1 & 2, Music, 3D Design and Modeling, Video Production, Project Lead the Way-Engineering, Web Page Design /Animation, Robotics, online learning elective (multiple options), Biotechnology, gaming design
Foreign Languages:
Measures for Positive, Safe Learning:
Full bullying program; Raptor system is used to check each visitor’s ID against the Megan’s Law sex offender list; a finger-scanning system is used for lunchtime and checking things in and out. Doors are always locked.
Parent Involvement:
Home & School Association; School Advisory Council; classroom volunteers; afterschool volunteers; Title I Nights; Association of MaST Parents; parent liaison committee; general fundraisers
Arts Activities and Classes:
Vocal music classes or ensemble; instrumental music classes; jazz; orchestra; visual arts instruction; choir; other instrumental ensemble; dance; school play or musical(s); film/video instruction
Activities and Special Programs:
The Panther Times student newspaper; creative kids club; Math 24; yearbook; student council; SADD; enrichment; drawing/portfolio; National Honor Society; Do It club; drama club; Club Ophelia; band/orchestra/pep band/guitar band; art club; video club; environmental club; culture club; recorder ensemble; garden club; astronomy club; fitness club; yoga club; Girls in STEM program; Lego club; School Store; film club; program nights; Title I nights; Technology Nights; school app published; Google Apps school; Panther Pride program; The Panther Press newsletter
Boys Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Intramurals*
Girls Sports:
Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Cheerleading*, Intramurals*
Septa Routes:
1, 14, 84
Contact Information
1800 E. Byberry Rd., 19116
John F. Swoyer, III, CEO
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School: Charter
2014-2015 Enrollment:
Grades Served: K-12
Admission Reqs: Applications due in February, lottery in late February
ELLS: 3%
Special Education: 13%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 37%
Waiting List? Yes, 7,055
Racial Demographics: African American – 8% Latino – 8% Asian – 10% White – 72% Other – 2%

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