Community Academy of Philadelphia Charter School

Accredidations and Awards:
Accredited Pre-K-12 by the Middle States Association since 1995; Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities member, 1st place in the Philadelphia County 2017 MESA Prosthetic Arm Challenge; chess team recently earned awards at the PECO/ASAP Checkmate Violence Event
AP Courses:
Art, Biology, Calculus AB, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Spanish Language & Culture, U.S. History, and AP Government & Politics
Other Special Academic Offerings:
Graphic Design, Media & Technology (includes a daily school news broadcast), ‘60s Culture & History, Coding, Nutrition and Food Preparation, Creative Writing, Journalism, Music, Art, Art History, Piano, Music Technology, Public Speaking, Introduction to Engineering
Measures for Positive, Safe Learning:
Security personnel are trained and certified by Temple University Criminal Justice Center; strict code of conduct; students wear uniforms and are expected to adhere to all policies; Emotional Support Team staffed by a psychiatrist, licensed therapist, social worker, school nurse and certified medical assistant; daycare program for faculty and students; comprehensive Special Education Department of coordinators and teachers; 2 school psychologists (1 bilingual Spanish/English); English Learner support services; a team of reading specialists; Emotional Support Team services include psychiatric assessments, individual and group counseling, affect management, social skills, anti-bullying, conflict resolution, teen parent support, de-escalation techniques, gender and ethnic groups, grief support and small group instruction
Parent Involvement:
Home & School Association, afterschool volunteers, parent meetings and workshops
Arts Activities and Classes:
Vocal music classes or ensemble; choir; instrumental music classes; drumline; drill team; other instrumental ensemble; visual arts instruction; poetry; literature; film
Activities and Special Programs:
Clubs include: Running Club; The Promethean Reader Literary Magazine; Poetry Café; Art Show; Forensics; Mystery Science; Drama; Latin dance; Chess; Restaurant Club; Book Club; Anime Club; Yearbook; Envirothon; Humane Society; MESA Prosthetic Arm Challenge; Coding Club; Amnesty International
Boys Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Soccer
Girls Sports:
Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
Septa Routes:
3, 56, 89, Market-Frankford El
Contact Information
1100 E. Erie Ave. 19124
Joseph Proietta, CEO • Alberta P. O’Brien, Principal
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School:Charter
2014-2015 Enrollment: 1,226
Grades Served: K-12
Admission Reqs: Application, lottery
ELLS: 11%
Special Education: 19%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 91%
Waiting List? Yes
Racial Demographics:African American – 13% Latino – 82% Asian – 3% White – 1% Other – 10%

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