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Prospect Hill Academy Charter School

Prospect Hill Academy Charter School
Address
Map
50 Essex Street

,
02139

United States
Information
School typePublic, Charter school
Established1996 (1996)[1]
StatusOpen
SuperintendentAngela F. Allen
Head of schoolAngela F. Allen
Staff173[2]
Teaching staff98[3]
GradesK-12
Enrollment1139
 • Kindergarten88
 • Grade 189
 • Grade 289
 • Grade 382
 • Grade 497
 • Grade 596
 • Grade 699
 • Grade 796
 • Grade 896
 • Grade 993
 • Grade 1083
 • Grade 1173
 • Grade 1248[4]
Classes407
Student to teacher ratio11.7:1[3]
Hours in school day7:45am - 4:45pm
Song"Busy Bee" song
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross-country, Soccer, Softball, Track, Volleyball[5]
MascotThe Wizard
Team namePHA Wizards
AccreditationNEASC
National ranking499 (2013 U.S. News & World Report)[6]
Budget16000 per pupil (2013 estimate) [8]
MCAS % proficient and advancedELA: 100
Math: 94
Science: 76 (Grade 10 Spring 2012)[9]
Websitewww.phacs.org

Prospect Hill Academy Charter School (PHA) is college preparatory charter public school serving grades PreK - 12 in Somerville, Massachusetts and Cambridge, Massachusetts. The school was founded in 1996.[1]

PHA serves 1,000 students,[1] 89% are people of color, nearly two-thirds are low-income, and approximately half come from homes where English is not the primary language spoken.[4]

Campuses

Prospect Hill Academy is located on three campuses in Somerville, Massachusetts and Cambridge, Massachusetts:[10]

  1. The Early Childhood Campus, serving grades PreK-3, is located at 15 Webster Avenue, Somerville, in Union Square (Somerville).
  2. The Upper Elementary Campus, serving grades 4-6, is located at 17 Franklin Street, in East Somerville.
  3. The Middle School and High School Campus, serving grades 7-12, is located at 50-54 Essex Street, Cambridge, near Central Square (Cambridge). Grades 7-8 (Middle School) is at 50 Essex and 9-12 (High School & Collegiate Institute) is at 54 Essex.

Extracurricular activities

Athletics

Prospect Hill Academy is a member of the Massachusetts Charter School Athletic Organization.[11] Sports offerings include soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, cheerleading, cross-country running, and track.[5]

Clubs and publications

High School clubs have included the Art Club, Chess Club, EPICS, Gay Straight Alliance, Junior State of America, Knitting, Sign Language, Video Production, and the Yearbook as well as athletic clubs such as Dance club, Boys Fitness, and Girls Fitness. In the Fall of 2012 clubs included: Fundamentals of Art, Dance Club, 9th Grade Choir, HAIRitage, Hip Hop 101, Self Defense, Pumped Up Kicks, and Drum Line[12] Upper Elementary clubs include: the drama club, the Improv Olympics club, the newspaper club, the dance club, the ski and snowboard club, the flag football club, and the basketball club.[13]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Prospect Hill Academy: About Us". Prospect Hill Academy. Archived from the original on 2011-04-21. Retrieved 2011-05-05.
  2. ^ "Prospect Hill Academy Charter School Staffing Data by Race, Ethnicity, Gender by Full-Time Equivalency". Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Retrieved 2013-05-16.
  3. ^ a b "Prospect Hill Academy Charter School Teacher Data". Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Retrieved 2013-05-16.
  4. ^ a b "Prospect Hill Academy Charter School Enrollment Data". Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Retrieved 2013-05-16.
  5. ^ a b "Athletics: Teams and Schedules". Prospect Hill Academy Charter School. Archived from the original on 2009-01-07. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  6. ^ "Prospect Hill Academy Charter School in Cambridge, MA Best High Schools U.S. News". U.S. News & World Report. 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-16.
  7. ^ "Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education - 2020-21 SAT Performance Report - All Students Statewide Report".
  8. ^ "Prospect Hill Academy Charter School Annual Report 2011-2012" (PDF). Prospect Hill Academy Charter School. 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-16.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Prospect Hill Academy: MCAS Tests of Spring 2012 Percent of Students at Each Performance Level for Prospect Hill Academy". Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. 2012-09-27. Retrieved 2013-05-16.
  10. ^ "Campus Information". Prospect Hill Academy Charter School. Archived from the original on 2011-06-06. Retrieved 2011-06-09.
  11. ^ "Athletics: History of the Massachusetts Charter School Athletic Organization (MCSAO)". Prospect Hill Academy Charter School. Archived from the original on 2011-04-05. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  12. ^ "Upper School Campus: Enrichment Opportunities: After School Clubs". Prospect Hill Academy Charter School. Archived from the original on 2013-07-04. Retrieved 2013-05-16.
  13. ^ "Upper Elementary Campus: Clubs and Activities". Prospect Hill Academy Charter School. Archived from the original on 2011-04-05. Retrieved 2011-05-06.

External links

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