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The Mathematics, Civics & Sciences Charter School

Mission Statement:
To provide a quality education to students and to graduate students who are prepared to enter college, vocational training, and today’s workforce. We offer an advanced curriculum, a class size of 20 students, and a highly qualified team of certified teachers.
Accredidations and Awards:
PIAA Class A State finalists in Boys' Basketball, 2014; PIAA Class A State champions, 2011; and Division E winners three consecutive years; individual winners in DeVry University Math Elite Competition, 2013; 1st place team, Pennsylvania Stock Market Game
Points of Pride:
Highest graduation and college placement rate of all peer schools; 100% graduation rate and a zero dropout rate for the 13 years since the school's first graduating class in 2003; classified in the model performance tier in college and career, and climate by the District; over $1 million in scholarships awarded to graduates
AP Courses:
Calculus AB, Calculus BC
Other Special Academic Offerings:
Accounting & Financial Services; Computer Systems Networking; Criminal Justice; Medical, Education and Law academies
Foreign Languages:
Spanish
Measures for Positive, Safe Learning:
Security staff is posted throughout the building, including female bathroom monitors. Rules are posted in every classroom. Teachers greet students at their doors. Teachers and security supervise during lunch. Surveillance cameras are located throughout the building. Security staff is posted outside and in the subway during dismissal time. We have zero tolerance for misbehavior.
Parent Involvement:
Classroom volunteers, parent committee; board of trustees; Back to School Night; report card conferences; annual parent conferences; Veronica Joyner Scholarship Fund Luncheon; Homeless Project; Christmas canned-food drive and Thanksgiving baskets; chaperones on school trips
Arts Activities and Classes:
Vocal music classes or ensemble; choir; instrumental music classes; dance instruction; drill team
Activities and Special Programs:
Clubs: public speaking; sewing; chess; computer; violin; keyboard/piano; yearbook; art; poetry; mock trial; cheerleading; math; Spanish; SAT prep; homeless project; before and after school care program for working parents; afterschool tutoring program
Boys Sports:
Basketball, (students can participate in Football at the neighborhood school)
Girls Sports:
Basketball
Septa Routes:
2, 4, 16, 23, 43, 45, 61, Broad Street subway
Contact Information
447 N. Broad St., 19123
Veronica J. Joyner, CEO/Principal
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School: Charter
2014-2015 Enrollment: 999
Grades Served: 1-12
Admission Reqs: Application, lottery, preference given to students living in Philadelphia and students with siblings attending the school
ELLS: 0%
Special Education: 4%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 81%
Waiting List? Yes
Racial Demographics: African American – 95% Latino – 2% Asian – 0% White – 1% Other – 1%

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