Academics

2019- 2020 Curriculum, Keystones, and Electives

Required Freshman Classes:

Total Credits: 8

  • English (1)
  • Algebra (1)
  • Biology (1)
  • World History (1)
  • Spanish (1)
  • Career Development (1)
  • Reading Workshop (0.5)
  • Math Workshop/Technology (0.5)
  • Health/Phys Ed (0.5)
  • Art (0.5)

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.

Elective Courses: Math Workshop or Introduction to Technology.

Required Sophmore Classes:

Total Credits: 8

  • English II (1)
  • Geometry (1)
  • Chemistry (1)
  • US History (1)
  • Spanish II (1)
  • Career Development (1)
  • Health/Phys Ed (0.5)
  • Elective 1 (0.5)
  • Elective 2 (0.5)
  • Music (0.5)

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 readministered the test for either December or May administration.

Elective Courses: Math Workshop; Reading Workshop; Atmospheric Science; Psychology; Creative Writing; Anthropology; Pre-Post 911 History; African-American History; Introduction to Business; Spanish Culture; Art History.

Required Junior Classes:

Total Credits: 8

  • English III (1)
  • Algebra II (1)
  • Environmental Science (1)
  • US History (1)
  • Career Development (1)
  • Technology (0.5)
  • Spanish III (0.5)
  • Health/Phys Ed. (0.5)
  • Elective 1 (0.5)
  • Elective 2 (0.5)
  • Music (0.5)

Keystone Information: Students who have not successfully passed the Algebra and Literature Keystone Exams by their Junior year will be readministered 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.

Elective Courses: Study Skills; Yearbook; Test Preparation (SAT/ACT); Geography; Anthropology; Acting; Physics in Motion; Media Exploration Robotics

Required Senior Classes:

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

  • English IV (1)
  • Integrated Math/Statistics (1)
  • Anatomy of Psychology (1)
  • Government (1)
  • Finance (0.75)
  • Technology (0.5)
  • Wellness (0.25)
  • Senior Seminar (0.5)
  • Career Development (1)

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, Career Development I, English I, Health and Physical Education I, Spanish I, College-Ready Reading, World History, and (1) Elective.

Sophomore Core Course Include: English II, Career Development II, Chemistry, Geometry, Health and Physical Education II, Spanish II, U. S. History Part I and (2) Electives.

Juniors Course Schedule: Algebra II, Career Development III, Environmental Science, Health and Physical Education III, Spanish III, Technology, U. S. History Part II amd (2) Electives.

Senior Course Schedule: English IV, Government, Health and Physical Education IV,  Personal Finance, Senior Seminar, Integrated Math or Statistics, and Anatomy and Physiology.  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 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

Heather Dembek

Assistant Principal

hdembek@prepchs.org