Background

DSC00249_783_587_90The Mathematics, Civics and Sciences Charter School of Philadelphia, Inc. (MCSCS) is one of the largest charter schools in the state of Pennsylvania with a population of nearly one thousand students in grades first through twelfth. MCSCS was recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education as one of the city’s top-ten schools out of more than three hundred public and charter schools in Philadelphia.

Our students passed the state mandated Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) for the past six years and made Adequate Yearly Progress (A YP) for school years 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009 to present 2009-2010. MCSCS graduated its 9•h graduating class with 100% graduation and a zero-dropout rate in 9 years. Eve1y year 97- 98% of our graduates attend college and 2-3% vocational training. Over one million dollars in scholarships were awarded to graduates in addition to their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Last year·, one graduate received the Bill Gates Millennium Award and was one of 1000 selected out of 20,500 applicants. The Bill Gates Millennium Award will pay for 10 years of college to any school of her choice.