Mariana Bracetti Academy Charter School
Mission Statement:All students draw upon their passion, motivation, and life experience to become independent, adaptive problem-solvers, powerful thinkers, effective communicators and meaningful contributors to the larger community. We are committed to leveraging every resource to ensure that students are prepared for college and career success.
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
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%