Approve Mariana Bracetti Academy's New Charter Application
Recent legislation has passed that allows the submission of new Charter School Applications to the School Reform Commission (SRC). Mariana Bracetti Academy Charter School (MBA) will submit an application for an additional charter school that will continue to serve children from the 19134 and surrounding North Philadelphia zip codes.
The new charter school, to be named the Sustainable Roots Academy Charter School, will serve grades K-12 with an emphasis on Sustainability and Social Change – issues that affect us and future generations. The school will be located in the Kensington Community.
Since opening in 2000, MBA has improved the educational experience for students in Philadelphia. In 2013, MBA students showed remarkable growth on the PSSA. Among 1,365 schools in Pennsylvania, MBA ranked 2nd for growth in PSSA mathematics and 5th for growth in PSSA reading. Among 220 schools in the City of Philadelphia, MBA ranked 1st for growth in PSSA mathematics and 3rd for growth in PSSA reading.
Families that live in underserved communities only want the best for their children and they have so few options. We know this first hand by the 1,500 students on our waiting list waiting for admission to MBA. Families in the Kensington and surrounding neighborhoods know our reputation and have seen our results making MBA a top charter school destination.
MBA’s new charter initiative will allow us to take the model we have refined over the years and apply it to a new school. Sign the petition to show your support for having better school options and for improving our communities: Sign the petition to show your support for the creation of the Sustainable Roots Academy Charter School.
Members of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission:
I fully and whole heartedly support the new charter application that is being submitted by Mariana Bracetti Academy Charter School to open an additional campus in the Fall of 2015 to serve the families of the North Philadelphia Community.
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