Congrats Mastery Seniors on a Fabulous College Signing Day!
A Committee Based Organization at Mastery Charter Shoemaker Campus whose work will include various service projects to directly benefit students, families and the immediate West Philadelphia community.
Our mission is designed to offer parental support to Mastery Charter School parents and the immediate community. Our objective is to provide quality information, tips and education on topics and everyday challenges we face as parents.
PENNCAN, an education advocacy group in the state, just released a “Pennsylvania Top Ten Schools, 2013” Report Card. The report card is based on student academic gains and performance and looks at four categories to create a top 10 list by elementary, middle, and high school sector in each category – four Mastery schools made these lists – with some making multiple lists for:
The comparison pool is comprised of all 1,917 elementary public/public charter schools, 572 public/public charter middle schools and 619 public/public charter high schools across PA for performance in 2011-12 – tough competition!!!
A school making any of these lists means that they are in the top ten of ALL schools in that category (elementary, middle or high) in the entire state – a very big deal. Four Mastery schools appear on six of the lists.
CONGRATULATIONS TO Hardy Williams Academy, Lenfest Campus, Shoemaker Campus, and Thomas Campus for making the Top 10 lists in PA! Your students and staff deserve amazing kudos for living up to the mission of Mastery and achieving at this level! You work hard every day and know the whole state knows what happens when our teachers, staff, and students commit to Excellence, No Excuses and focus on student achievement.
Top 10 Middle School Performance for Black Students – Overall PA
#10 Shoemaker Campus
Top 10 High School Performance for Black Students – Overall PA
#7 Shoemaker Campus
To view the report and see the other schools with amazing performance statewide, CLICK HERE!
The Charles E. Ellis Trust provides financial assistance to underprivileged, often first generation to college girls, who reside in Philadelphia and attend either Philadelphia public or charter high schools. They must meet the income benchmarks established by the Department of Welfare and come from single parent, married parents, one of whom is disabled, guardian or foster parent living arrangements. They must earn grades above a C.
The funding provided aids girls in purchasing school supplies, uniforms, graphing calculators and a host of enrichment activities ranging from, but not limited to, attending summer camp to music and dance lessons. The trust does not fund senior class dues, laptop purchases or any type of modeling activities provided through an agency or school.
The website (currently under construction) is www.ellistrust.org. Please feel free to peruse the website for further information.