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Hours 8:10 am - 3:20pm
School leader Jean Wallace, CEO
District Green Woods Cs
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Classes

4
Visual Arts
including: Painting
1
Music
including: Theory
0
Languages
Music Theory
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Drama
Media arts Video and film production
Visual arts Ceramics
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Sculpture
World languages taught None
Academic themes / Areas of focus Environmental
Science
Academic themes / Areas of focus (misc.) EIC
Instructional / curriculum models used Outdoor / Farm-based
Project-based
Standards-based
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
Instructional / curriculum models used (misc.) Using the environment as a focus
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered No
Early childhood program offered No

Support

14
Facilities
including: Gym
Extra learning resources Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Extra learning resources (misc.) Full Inclusion
Level of ESL/ELL programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Level of special education programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Facilities Access to farm or natural area
Art room
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Internet access
Kitchen
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Outdoor learning lab
Performance stage
Science lab

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 83% 71%
Black 13% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Hispanic 0% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 14% 39%
Female 44% 49%
Male 56% 51%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

Boys sports (misc.) New facility will have sports
Girls sports (misc.) New facility will have sports
Clubs (misc.) Conflict Resolution
  Peer Mediation
  Student Leadership
Extended care / Extended programs After
After school end time 6:00 PM

Culture

Dress code Uniforms
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Monitor the playground
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
Students typically come from these schools Most students come from various Pre-K programs
Students typically continue on to these schools Central High School
  Science Leadership Academy
  Saul H.S. for Agricultural Sciences

Awards

Academic award Social Studies Program of the Year Award
Year received 2009
Academic award School Performance Rating of #1
Year received 2012
Academic award Top School Award - Philadelphia Magazine
Year received 2011

Teachers

14
Staff
including: School social worker / counselor
Staff Art teacher
Computer specialist
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide / coach
Librarian / media specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Reading specialist
Robotics / Technology specialist
School social worker / counselor
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Academy of Natural Sciences
  John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge
  Friends of Pretzel Part
  Schuylkill River Network
  Welcoming Center

Enrollment

Learn more Www.greenwoodscharter.org
Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline Contact the school / Multiple deadlines
# of applications received 1000
For the year 2013-2014
# of students accepted 45
For the year 2013-2014

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012
Students by group NCES, 2011-2012