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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 27th among Pennsylvania high schools, U.S. News & World Report, 2016; named as top charter high school by Niche.com, 2016; Governor's Award for Excellence in Academics, 2013-14; scored state SPP rating of 88.8, 2014-15; top charter high school in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Magazine, 2012; National Charter School of the Year by the U.S. Department of Education's Center for Education Reform, 2007; PennFuture Award as a Green Building Leader, 2009
Points of Pride:
Title I Distinguished School, Pennsylvania 2014-15, 2015-16; P21 Stem School; dual enrollment; one-to-one device ratio; iPad program; futuristic media center that offers HD video studio/motion capture/animation, floor projection iPad system, and 3D printer; STREAM program and camp; Lego robotics; full-size telescope housed in an astronomy dome on the roof; virtual fitness center; makerspace; 1st place, Teacher Innovator Award, PBS/Henry Ford
AP Courses:
Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, Psychology, World History
Other Special Academic Offerings:
Biotechnology, Design & Technology Innovation, Video Production, 3D Design, 3D Product Design, Engineering, Animation Academy, Programming/Web Design, Video Journalism, Sociology, Anatomy, Personal Finance, Robotics I & II, Music Appreciation, Project Lead the Way-Engineering, Web Page Design /Animation, Robotics, Exploring Design Technology/Innovation, 3D Animation, Spanish I & II, Gaming Design (Motion Capture)
Foreign Languages:
Spanish
Measures for Positive, Safe Learning:
Bullying program; Raptor system is used to check each visitor’s ID against the Megan’s Law sex offender list; 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; choir; instrumental music classes; jazz; orchestra; other instrumental ensemble; visual arts instruction; dance; school plays; school musicals; film
Activities and Special Programs:
The Panther Times student newspaper; Math 24; band/orchestra/pep band/guitar band; clubs: art, creative kids, yearbook, student council, Students Against Destructive Decisions, drawing/portfolio, Club 7, National Honor Society, Do It Club, drama, Club Ophelia, video, environmental, culture, dance, recorder ensemble, garden, astronomy, fitness, yoga, Girls in STEM, Lego, film; school store; before and aftercare; Title I nights; Technology Nights; school app (published for updates and updated for iPad, iPhone, Android, Google Apps); Panther Pride program; The Panther Press newsletter
Boys Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Intramurals*
Girls Sports:
Basketball, Cheerleading, Soccer, Volleyball, Intramurals*
Septa Routes:
1, 14, 67, 84
Contact Information
1800 E. Byberry Rd., 19116
John F. Swoyer III, CEO/Principal
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School: Charter
2014-2015 Enrollment: 1,319
Grades Served: K-12
Admission Reqs: Applications due in February, lottery in late February
ELLS: 2%
Special Education: 14%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 37%
Waiting List? Yes, 7,055
Racial Demographics: African American – 8% Latino – 7% Asian – 10% White – 71% Other – 4%

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