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Tacony Academy Charter High School

PHONE: (215) 515-5900 SCHOOL TYPE: Public Charter Citywide GRADES: 9-12 ENROLLMENT:

Fast Facts

  • Principal

    Ms. Jessica Harron

  • Phone Number

    (215) 515-5900

  • Website

  • Neighborhood


  • SEPTA Routes

    Bus (19, 28)

  • Preschool/Daycare

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  • Extended Day

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The mission of Tacony Academy Charter School is to enhance, support and promote creative and critical thinking and problem-solving skills of school-age learners in the making of original inventions as amazing solutions to puzzling problems while mastering Pennsylvania and national standards.

Points Of Pride

We provide each kindergarten through twelfth grade student the opportunity to learn about the art of invention and applied science. This is accomplished through a curriculum focused on problem-solving that emphasizes the creative process, critical thinking and inquiry. As a community, we empower students to succeed in both college and career by inspiring students to engage in higher-order thinking and lifelong learning.

Tacony Academy Charter School is designed to provide an enhanced learning environment for students that includes smaller class sizes and a non-traditional calendar that builds in significant opportunities for early identification of at-risk students, remediation, and enrichment.

Admissions Policy

Open to all students who live in Philadelphia. If there are more applications than available seats, a lottery will be held. The school’s enrollment policy gives priority to the following groups in this order: Sibling attending; Parent is staff member, Tacony Academy Charter Elementary School, Lindley Academy Charter School or Memphis Street Academy Charter School 8th graders applying to 9th grade, Lives in Abraham Lincoln High School or Northeast High School Catchment Areas, Lives in Philadelphia, Out-of-district PA resident

Accreditations and Honors

  1. The Center for Character Education Partnership named Tacony Academy Charter School as a 2010 National Award Winning School for their promising practices
  2. All of the students at Tacony Academy Charter have embraced the school's Caring School Community model of character development
  3. The Center for Leadership and Ethics has selected Tacony Academy Charter school as a 2011 Pennsylvania School District of Character

Hours of Operation

Sun -
Mon8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tues8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thur8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat -

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