Mariana Bracetti Academy Charter School
Accredidations and Awards:Philadelphia Peer Leader for the K-8 and 9-12 schools; 14 students received recognitions at The George Washington Carver Science Fair; seven students moved on to the Delaware Valley Science Fair; students were recognized by the Philadelphia Water Company for their development of an underwater drone able to examine water samples in local creeks and streams
AP Courses:English Literature & Composition and U.S. Government.
Other Special Academic Offerings:Art Portfolio, Calculus, Color & Design, Contemporary History Through Film, Creative Writing, Drawing, FinancialEducation, Journalism, Pre-Calculus, Public Speaking, Sociology, and Theater.
Measures for Positive, Safe Learning:State-of-the-art surveillance system; a merit and demerit system, where students earn merits for exemplary behaviorand demerits for policy violations; students have accepted Rachel’s Challenge, a student-led initiative to create a safe learning environment; staff members attend the Safe Schools Summit every year to enhance school safety
Parent Involvement:Home & School Association; School Advisory Council; classroom volunteers; fall and winter back-to-school nights, family nights; school conferences; grade-level meetings and information sessions; sports banquet
Arts Activities and Classes:Instrumental music classes; other instrumental ensembles; theater instruction; school plays; school musicals; visualarts instruction.
Activities and Special Programs:Tutoring; dance; prom committee; yearbook committee; drama; chess; SAT prep; National Honor Society; Tune Up Philly; STEAM, Anime club, Students Run Philly Style
Boys Sports:Baseball, Basketball, Track, Football, Wrestling
Girls Sports:Volleyball, Basketball, Track, Wrestling
Septa Routes:3, 56, Market-Frankford El
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School:Charter
2014-2015 Enrollment: 1,207
Grades Served: K-12
Admission Reqs: Application, lottery
Special Education: 16%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 87%
Waiting List? Yes, 1,902
Racial Demographics:African American – 15% Latino – 72% Asian – 0% White – 4% Other – 8%