I had many students come to me crying and stressed because they did homework for 3 hours and couldn't get it all done. I noticed most of the teachers didn't talk and therefore, students may have 3 tests on the same day. There needs to be better communication between subjects teachers to ensure the work load is not too much.
The students are treated based upon their parents involvement. If you are a student who has an involved parent you will get more help and support from the administration and teachers. If you are a student who has an inactive parent, you will get pushed to the side and forgotten about by administration and some teachers. To your face, they may treat the students nicely but behind closed doors they will bad mouth any student they don't like.
I was at this school for one year as a teacher and enjoyed the kids I worked with. However, the administration is another story. I have never met such rude, uneducated, full of attitude people in their position before. The CEO of this school is beyond rude to her employees and past employees. Multiple times since leaving the school I have had to contact them for information and every time I do it is an extremely rude, short, disrespectful email. The administrative team is comprised of all females who judge the people under them and if you are not a brown-noser or a "yes, whatever you say" staff member you will not last. I truly enjoyed my co-workers but they do nothing but gossip and talk about each other which is very disheartening. All the staff/teachers at the school are extremely nice and helpful but you cannot trust most of them. The education and curriculum of the school is sub-par. The teachers do the best they can but they get little support from the administrators. Most times, decisions that are made are not in the best interest of the students. If you are looking for a school with a nurturing, inviting, well-rounded, student-centered atmosphere, this is not the place. I truly believe that years back the school was a good school but through bad governing and poor decisions and leaders, the school is crumbling. They boast about their special education programs but those are a joke and I would never recommend sending your child to this school if they have any need whether it is with reading, math, or self-contained needs. The teachers there do the best they can but with the high level of nepotism in that school, there is only so much they can do.
The Philadelphia Academy Charter School is a great learning experience for all children from grades K-12. With the latest technology, the Philadelphia Academy Charter School gives on hand learning for all students. The atmosphere is wonderful, and everyone gets along with each other. The Administration dedicate their time to make the Philadelphia Academy Charter School how it is today.