Mastery Charter School Shoemaker Campus

Mission Statement:
Students learn the academic and personal skills they need to succeed in higher education, compete in the global economy, and pursue their dreams.
Accredidations and Awards:
Schools That Can School, 2015; Effective Practice Incentive Community (EPIC) Gold, 2009, 2010; EPIC Silver, 2011; bronze medal, high school rankings, U.S. News & World Report 2016; ranked 7th-best high school for Black student achievement in PennCAN’s Top 10 Schools Report Card
AP Courses:
Calculus AB, Computer Science, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Government & Politics, Physics B, U.S. History, World History
Other Special Academic Offerings:
Yearlong internship sophomore year; Art (12th); Music (10th); Physical Education (11th); Internship (10th); Senior Seminar (12th); Computer Science (10th); Film & Society; Strategic Chess; Reading Role Models; Future Educators; Future Nurses
Measures for Positive, Safe Learning:
Assistant principal of school culture; deans; school social worker; outpatient therapist; student government committees on school culture and school excellence; proactive response to student issues, including student mediation and class circles; consistent parent communication; staff approach to relationship-building
Parent Involvement:
Home & School Association, School Advisory Council, after school volunteers, Puma Parent Academy; open door policy; community service hours; events; extracurricular activities
Arts Activities and Classes:
Vocal music classes or ensemble; choir; mural arts; Delphi Art program, theater instruction; school musicals; visual arts instruction; drill team; dance; poetry; literature
Activities and Special Programs:
A Cappella; mural arts; advanced art; comic book club, mentoring; yearbook; chess; Future Nurses program; Gay-Straight Alliance; Penn Med; National Honor Society; Student Government Association; STEM
Boys Sports:
Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Lacrosse, Track & Field, Wrestling, Cycling, Soccer, Crew, Step Team
Girls Sports:
Basketball, Lacrosse, Track & Field, Cycling, Soccer, Crew, Step Team
Septa Routes:
40, 52, G; 10 and 15 trolleys
Contact Information
5301 Media St., 19131
Sharif El-Mekki, Principal
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School:Charter
Enrollment: 775
Grades Served: 7-12
Admission Reqs: Application, lottery, preference is given to siblings, students at Mann and Bluford Elementary Schools, students residing within the catchment
ELLS: 1%
Special Education: 27%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 87%
Waiting List? Yes, 819
Racial Demographics:African American – 95% Latino – 2% Asian – <1% White – 0% Other – 2%

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