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Philadelphia Academy Charter School (HS)

PHONE: (215) 673-3990 SCHOOL TYPE: Public Charter Citywide GRADES: 9-12 ENROLLMENT: 464

Fast Facts

  • Principal

    Ms. Megan Simmons

  • Phone Number

    (215) 673-3990

  • Website

  • Neighborhood


  • SEPTA Routes

    Bus (1, 14, 67)

  • Preschool/Daycare

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  • Application Deadline


  • Tuition

  • Uniform


  • Extended Day

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The mission of the Philadelphia Academy Charter School is to prepare students to achieve the highest level of their potential, academically, socially and morally. Our aim is to create lifelong learners who exercise self-discipline and self-motivation and attain a high level of human fulfillment. Central to our vision is the notion that we help our students to recognize that their fulfillment is rooted in the care and respect they show to themselves and to others, both within and outside of the school setting. To those ends, we ensure that the school's faculty and staff are consummate professionals, dedicated to the needs of students and parents. Our certified faculty and staff are required to maintain high expectations and provide creative, rigorous instruction, utilizing state-of-the-art educational tools. At the same time, our faculty and staff commit themselves to modeling for our students a love of learning and a deep level of caring and respect for our students and the members of our community.

Points Of Pride

  1. Parental involvement
  2. Committed faculty and staff (low/no turnover)
  3. State of the art Biotechnology Laboratory and upper level Science elective classes
  4. One-to-one Chromebook initiative
  5. Robust AP program

Admissions Policy

We are a lottery-based school. Our application cycle opens annually on October 1st and ends on January 1st.

Accreditations and Honors

Charter renewal in 2003, 2008, 2013, and 2018.-Cited for excellence by Pennsylvania Department of Education for service to students with special needs (2008, 2010, 2013). Cited for excellence in National Honor Society (2012)

Hours of Operation

Sun -
Mon8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tues -
Wed -
Thur -
Fri -
Sat -

Extended Programming Details

Entrance Instructions