Belmont Charter High School
Mission Statement:To provide students with a high quality, standards-based college preparatory curriculum and a career preparation and exploration program within an individualized project-oriented learning environment that emphasizes social, emotional, physical, and academic development.
Measures for Positive, Safe Learning:Our caring teachers model our core values. We also believe that a school is accountable for the socio-emotional development of its students. Each student’s well-being and physical needs are important to us, and we support students in creating a strong, welcoming school culture that reflects their community and home values. We strive to create a culture where students feel a sense of unity with their peers and teachers; have faith in the power of education; realize their own potential; and take ownership for their impact on the school environment and the community.
Parent Involvement:Expectations of parents: volunteer at a least one event per school year; attend a Family Connect meeting once a year; communicate with teachers and administrators regularly; check your student’s agenda regularly; ensure your student reads at home; encourage your student to get involved in extracurricular activities
Arts Activities and Classes:Extracurricular activities will include: dance/performing arts; technology; yearbook; construction trades; school newspaper; career exploration, Model United Nations; National Honor Society; Entrepreneurship Club and many more.
Activities and Special Programs:Out of School Time programming, including clubs, athletics and extracurricular activities during extended school day hours
Boys Sports:Cross Country, Football, Basketball, Wrestling, Track & Field
Girls Sports:Cross Country, Basketball, Wrestling, Cheerleading, Track & Field
Septa Routes:38, 40, 43, 64, and 10 and 15 trolleys
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School:Charter
Grades Served: 9th & 10th grade; will grow a grade each year after.
Admission Reqs: Admission is open to all students who live in Philadelphia and are rising to ninth grade. Students are required to complete and return an application for admissions. A public lottery will be held if the number of applications exceeds the number of openings. Application and admissions dates can be found on our website.
Special Education: 25%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 100%
Waiting List? Yes, 90
Racial Demographics:African American – 98% Latino – 0% Asian – 0% White – 0% Other – 2%