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The Mathematics, Civics and 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:
Received recent authorization for Advanced Placement course; Boys’ Basketball team, Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) Class A State finalists, 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:
Nearly all graduates attend college or vocational training; over $1 million in scholarships awarded to graduates; Gates Millennium Scholarship winner, 3 consecutive years; students feed 500 homeless residents weekly; students and staff raise $800-$1,000 a week to fund the Homeless Project and donate $1 per week (money used to supply over 100 toiletry bags)
AP Courses:
Calculus AB, Calculus BC, English Literature & Composition
Other Special Academic Offerings:
Accounting & Financial Services; Computer Systems Networking, Health-Related Technologies; Computer Support Systems Technology; Medical, Education and Law Academies
Foreign Languages:
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; school play or musical(s)
Activities and Special Programs:
Public speaking club; sewing club; chess club; jewelry-making club; puzzle club; computer club; yearbook club; mock trial; spelling bee competitions; math club; Spanish club; SAT prep: Homeless Project; before school and afterschool program; tutoring
Boys Sports:
Basketball, (students can participate in Football at the neighborhood school)
Girls Sports:
Septa Routes:
2, 4, 16, 23, 43, 61, Broad Street subway
Contact Information
447 N. Broad St., 19123
Veronica J. Joyner, M. Ed., Principal
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School: Charter
2014-2015 Enrollment:
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: 3%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 81%
Waiting List? Yes
Racial Demographics: African American – 98% Latino – 2% Asian – 0% White – 0% Other – 0%

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