As recently reported in The Notebook, charter school applications must have a review that is open to the public. The first round of reviews are now scheduled.
We strongly encourage educators and community members to look up whether charter schools are targeting their zip code with their application -- and then attend that application's meeting to let the School District of Philadelphia know that we are committed to our public schools in these neighborhoods.
We know that educators are working during most of these meetings, but we urge you to contact your parents and community members so that they can turn out and represent your school.
Let the review board know -- charter schools are not a sustainable option for our district!
The only reason that charter applications are even being considered again is due to an add-on clause to the Cigarette Bill Tax. Parents at Steel and Marin showed the District last spring that they did not want charters in their neighborhoods. Now there are 40 applications that need the same kind of community input.
The meetings will be held at the School District Central Office, 440 North Broad Street.
|Proposed School Name||Initial hearing date||Time||Area of City||Zip Code|
|Germantown Community Charter School||8-Dec||11:45 AM||Germantown||19144|
|Liguori Academy Charter School||8-Dec||12:25 PM||unkown||unknown|
|Philadelphia Career and Technical Academy||8-Dec||12:05 PM||Germantown||19144|
|String Theory Charter School - East Falls||8-Dec||1:50 PM||East Falls||19129|
|String Theory Charter School - Greys Ferry||8-Dec||2:05 PM||South Philly||19146|
|String Theory Charter School - Southeast||8-Dec||2:30 PM||South Philly||19148|
|The Partnership School for Science and Innovation - MaST Community Charter School||8-Dec||12:45 PM||Center City||19106, 19146|
|Urban STEM Academy||8-Dec||1:30 PM||NW Philly||19138|
|ASPIRA Ramon E. Betances Charter School||10-Dec||11:30 AM||North Philly||19120|
|Congreso Academy Charter High School||10-Dec||11:50 AM||North Philly||19133|
|Esperanza Elementary Charter School||10-Dec||12:35 PM||North Philly||19140|
|Friendship Public Charter School||10-Dec||10:50 AM||North Philly||unknown|
|KIPP North Philadelphia Charter School||10-Dec||10:30 AM||North Philly||19132|
|Leon H. Sullivan Opportunities Charter School||10-Dec||12:55 PM||North Philly||unknown|
|Mastery Charter School - Gillespie Campus||10-Dec||2:25 PM||North Philly||19140|
|Mastery Charter School - North Philadelphia Campus||10-Dec||2:45 PM||North Philly||19132|
|New Foundations Charter School - Brewerytown||10-Dec||11:10 AM||North Philly||19121|
|PHASE 4 America Charter School||10-Dec||1:15 PM||North Philly||unknown|
|TECH Freire Charter School||10-Dec||1:35 PM||North Philly||19132|
|The Pavilion Charter School for Exceptional Students||10-Dec||2:05 PM||North Philly||19132|
|ACES Business Entrepreneur Academy Charter School||11-Dec||12:55 PM||West Philly||19151|
|Belmont Charter High School||11-Dec||10:10 AM||West Philly||19104|
|Girls' Latin of Philadelphia Charter School||11-Dec||10:30 AM||West Philly||19143|
|Global Leadership Academy International Charter School||11-Dec||1:15 PM||West Philly||19131|
|Green Woods Charter School at Overbrook Farms||11-Dec||10:50 AM||West Philly||19151|
|Independence Charter High School||11-Dec||11:50 AM||West Philly||19104|
|Independence Charter School West||11-Dec||11:30 AM||West Philly||19142|
|Innovative Dimensions STEAM Academy||11-Dec||11:10 AM||West Philly||unknown|
|KIPP Dubois Charter School||11-Dec||2:25 PM||West Philly||19131|
|KIPP West Philadelphia Charter School||11-Dec||2:45 PM||West Philly||19143|
|Philadelphia Music and Dance Charter School||11-Dec||1:35 PM||West Philly||19139|
|PHMC Preparatory Charter School||11-Dec||2:05 PM||West Philly||19143|
|Richard Allen Preparatory Charter School II||11-Dec||12:35 PM||West Philly||19143|
|American Paradigm Charter School (Oxford Circle)||12-Dec||2:25 PM||NE Philly||19111|
|American Paradigm Charter School at Port Richmond||12-Dec||2:05 PM||Richmond||19124|
|Franklin Towne Charter Middle School||12-Dec||1:45 PM||NE Philly||19137|
|Keystone Preparatory Charter School||12-Dec||1:25 PM||NE Philly||19135|
|MaST Community Charter School - Roosevelt Campus||12-Dec||12:55 PM||NE Philly||19116|
|String Theory Charter School - Port Richmond||12-Dec||12:35 PM||Richmond||19134|
|Sustainable Roots Academy Charter School||12-Dec||12:20 PM||Richmond||19125|