Special Admission

Motivation High School

Mission Statement:
We establish a nurturing, personalized, scholarly environment that creates productive, responsible students. We provide corrective academic and educational support simultaneously with high-quality rigorous instruction, and ensure that all students are successful in their classes. We also integrate technology into the curriculum as a tool to individualize and improve teaching and learning.
Accredidations and Awards:
Ranked 71st among Pennsylvania high schools, U.S. News & World Report, 2017
AP Courses:
Biology, Calculus AB, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Environmental Science, U.S. History, Music Theory
Other Special Academic Offerings:
Anatomy, College Prep, Drama, Financial Literacy, Forensics, Government, Journalism, Psychology, Physiology, Statistics
Parent Involvement:
Home & School Association, School Advisory Council, volunteers in school, chaperones for trips
Arts Activities and Classes:
Vocal music classes or ensemble; choir; instrumental music classes; other instrumental ensemble; visual arts instruction; literature
Activities and Special Programs:
UNICEF; Rotary; West Chester University Jump Start program; yoga; cultural awareness through cooking; French club; martial arts; Philadelphia Tour Club
Boys Sports:
Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Indoor Track & Field, Soccer, Track & Field
Girls Sports:
Basketball, Cheerleading, Indoor Track & Field, Track & Field
Septa Routes:
46, G, 34 trolley, Regional Rail
Contact Information
5900 Baltimore Ave., 19143
Rennu Teli-Johnson, Principal
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School:Special Admission
Enrollment: 387
Grades Served: 9-12
Admission Reqs: As and Bs, with the possible exception of one C, in major subjects on most recent final report card; 80th percentile or higher on standardized tests; excellent attendance and punctuality; no negative disciplinary reports; interview and writing sample required
ELLS: 7%
Special Education: 10%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 99%
Waiting List? Yes, 200
Racial Demographics:African American – 93% Latino – 2% Asian – 28% White – 1% Other – 2%

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