Academics

2021- 2022 Curriculum and Keystones

Required Freshman Classes:

Total Credits: 8

  • English I
  • Algebra
  • Biology with Lab
  • World History
  • Career Development I
  • Technology I
  • Health I/Phys Ed
  • Art I

Keystone Information: Keystone Exams are administered to select freshmen for the Algebra I exam and all freshman for the Biology exam. Tests will be administered at the end of the school year.

Required Sophmore Classes:

Total Credits: 8

  • English II
  • Geometry or Algebra I pt. 2
  • Chemistry with Lab
  • US History I
  • Spanish I
  • Career Development II
  • Technology II
  • Health II/Phys Ed

Keystone Information: Keystone Exams are administered to all sophomore students for the Literature Exam. In addition any students who have not attained a Proficient or Advanced in Algebra I and Biology from the previous school year will be re-administered the test for either December or May administration.

Required Junior Classes:

Total Credits: 8

  • English III
  • Algebra II or Geometry
  • Environmental Science
  • US History
  • Career Development III
  • Technology III
  • Spanish II
  • Health III/Phys Ed.
  • Music

Keystone Information: Students who have not successfully passed the Algebra and Literature Keystone Exams by their Junior year will be re-administered the test and will be subject to assignment in a math and/or reading skills class or assigned to after-school tutoring. If a student does not receive proficiency by the end of their junior year, they will be assigned project seminar coursework with an assigned supervisor, in order to prepare and complete the mandatory graduation project required by the state of Pennsylvania for graduation.

Required Senior Classes:

Total Credits: 7 (6 + 1 for Career Development)

  • English IV
  • Integrated Math or Statistics
  • Anatomy and Psychology or Physics
  • Government
  • Business Personal Finance
  • Senior Seminar
  • Health IV/Phys Ed.
  • Career Development IV
  • Music or Art II

Additional Curriculum Information

Academics Overview

The Preparatory Charter School of Mathematics, Science, Technology and Careers (Prep Charter High School) will provide a nurturing and challenging atmosphere in which students in grades nine through twelve will acquire the knowledge and experience they need to prepare them to become productive members of society. The Prep Charter High School will simultaneously help its students achieve high academic standards and develop essential career skills while giving them extensive experiences in service to their community. In this way, the Prep Charter High School will also serve to strengthen the Philadelphia Community by deepening the commitment between the community and its young people.

Prep Charter students’ school day includes seven 50-minute blocks and a 25-minute lunch period.

Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and selected seniors are assigned to a Career Development Internship one day each week and are off-campus at their assigned sites.

Freshman Core Courses Include: Algebra I, Art I, Biology with Lab, Career Development I, English I, Health I and Physical Education, Technology I, and World History.

Sophomore Core Course Include: English II, Career Development II, Chemistry, Geometry, Health and Physical Education II, Spanish I, Technology II, and U. S. History I.

Juniors Course Schedule: Algebra II or Geometry, Career Development III, Environmental Science, Health II and Physical Education, Spanish II, Technology III, and U. S. History Part II.

Senior Course Schedule: Business and Personal Finance, English IV, Government, Health IV and Physical Education,  Senior Seminar, Integrated Math or Statistics, and Anatomy and Physiology or Physics.  Seniors who qualify for the Dual Enrollment Program may take an additional science and/or math course at CCP.   Their course selection is dependent upon their standardized test scores and CCP entrance scores.  Seniors who do not qualify for the program will participate in Career Development IV. Seniors who qualify for the Dual Enrollment Program may take science and/or math at the Community College of Philadelphia. Their course selection is dependent upon their standardized test scores. Seniors who do not qualify for the program take Integrated Math and Anatomy and Physiology or Physics at Prep Charter and have Career Development IV at various sites throughout the city of Philadelphia.

*Although students will be given a class schedule at the commencement of the school year, students may be transferred at any time into another class or section at the discretion of an administrator.

Total Credits to Graduate: 23.5

English (4); Math (3/4); Science (3/4), History (4); Humanities (2); Foreign Language (2); Electives (4); Health/Phsy Ed. (1.5)

Jo Ann Moore

Principal

jmoore@prepchs.org