Multi-Cultural Academy Charter School

Mission Statement:
To educate the whole child by providing a safe environment with strict discipline in which students can learn and teachers can instruct, while emphasizing the importance of parental involvement in the educational process. The vision of our school is to effect positive change in a multicultural society by developing well-rounded, highly educated, and thoughtful individuals who embody the school’s core values.
Accredidations and Awards:
Recognized as a Title I Distinguished School by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for two consecutive years, placing the school’s performance in the top 5% of all Title I schools statewide
AP Courses:
English Literature & Composition
Other Special Academic Offerings:
Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Film Studies, Physics
Measures for Positive, Safe Learning:
The school is built on a foundation of integrity, dignity, trust, and intellectual honesty, which represents the highestpossible expression of shared values. Bullying and/or violence are not tolerated. The school has trained school police onsite at all times
Parent Involvement:
Home & School Association, School Advisory Council, afterschool volunteers, Parent University, Parent Resource Center, parent committees, Title I committee
Arts Activities and Classes:
Vocal music classes or ensemble; instrumental music classes; other instrumental ensemble; theater instruction; school plays; school musicals; theater group; visual arts instruction; dance instruction; dance; literature; film
Activities and Special Programs:
Chess club; science club; yearbook committee; student council; Gay-Straight Alliance
Boys Sports:
Co-ed Soccer, Running club Basketball Club
Septa Routes:
16, 23, 53, 56, H, XH, Broad Street subway
Contact Information
3821 N. Broad St., 19140
James Higgins, CEO/Principal
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School:Charter
Enrollment: 281
Grades Served: 9-12
Admission Reqs: Application, attend information meeting
ELLS: 2%
Special Education: 14%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 66%
Waiting List? Yes
Racial Demographics:African American – 93% Latino – 5% Asian – 1% White – 1% Other – 1%

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