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Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter

Mission Statement:
We are dedicated to increasing literacy and numeracy levels throughout the community and promoting respect for scholarship, servant leadership, conflict resolution, and personal, social, and environmental responsibility. Our school engenders students, staff, and the community with a love for learning, respect for scholarship, pride in heritage, and a commitment to personal and societal transformation.
Accredidations and Awards:
Carver Science Fair honorable mention, 2013; Carver Science Fair winners, 2010-2012; Regional Black History Bowl, 2012; Citywide Reading Olympics, 2011-2014; Constitution Debate Champion, 2013; Citywide Debate Finals, 2012, 2013
Points of Pride:
International service projects in Ecuador, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Gambia, and Ethiopia; 6-week social action internships for seniors
AP Courses:
English Literature & Composition
Other Special Academic Offerings:
Honors Statistics; Honors Environmental Sciences; dual enrollment program with Community College of Philadelphia for social science, humanities, and the arts; Media Literacy; Honors Pre-Calculus; dual enrollment with Lincoln University
Foreign Languages:
Measures for Positive, Safe Learning:
Gay-Straight Alliance; Rites of Passage; conflict resolution programs; servant leadership; peer mentoring program; gender-based overnights
Parent Involvement:
Home & School Association, classroom volunteers, trip chaperones; attend school activities; participate in intergenerational computer club; attend parent meetings; board of trustees
Arts Activities and Classes:
Vocal music classes or ensemble; choir; instrumental music classes; drum line; other instrumental ensemble; theater instruction; school plays; school musicals; visual arts instruction; dance; film
Activities and Special Programs:
Magazine; newsletter; newspaper; Freedom School; peer mentors (Ujima Trainers); National Honor Society; mandatory sports; chess club; Boys with Books club; martial arts; cultural arts; music; dance
Boys Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track & Field (students also play Football with Frankford High School)
Girls Sports:
Basketball, Cheerleading, Dance, Soccer, Track & Field
Septa Routes:
3, 5, Market-Frankford El
Contact Information
4290 Penn St., 19124
Ayesha Imani, CEO/Principal
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School: Charter
2014-2015 Enrollment: 654
Grades Served: K-12
Admission Reqs: Application, lottery, preference given to students from the 19124 catchment area
ELLS: 4%
Special Education: 15%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 76%
Waiting List? Yes, 300
Racial Demographics: African American – 90% Latino – 6% Asian – <1% White – 2% Other – 3%

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