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Young Scholars of Central PA CS

Charter | K-8 & ungraded | 243 students

Our school is best known for our Chinese and Spanish Education.
 
 

 

Living in State College

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $228,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $880.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
 
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4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 23 ratings
2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
Based on 3 ratings

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38 reviews of this school


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Posted May 29, 2014

In looking at the reviews, I was surprised to read that middle school has been problematic since 2009. Middle school continues to be a problem today with high teacher turnover -- consistently through the academic year. To boot, there are personnel absent in key positions-- guidance counselor and school nurse for example. Overall, we have been disappointed and will not be returning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2014

This is my daughters first year at yscp. She loves the school and the teachers and as a parent I have found the communication between the teachers and myself absolutely excellent! My daughter also attends the extended day program at the school and absolutely loves it! I could not ask for a better school for my child! At the end of the school day we are always excited to hear about all the fun things she learned at school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2014

My son has gone to Young Scholars for K-1st. He loved it and I loved it. Leslie at the front desk sets such a wonderful tone for the school. She and the teachers are so easy to work with. I loved the smaller classrooms and the Spanish and Chinese my son has learned is priceless. Leaving this school is one of the saddest part of our move from State College. I'd recommend this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2014

My son is in Kindergarten and it was very important to us for him to get the best education starting out. We heard great things about Young Scholars and looked into the School. It has been fabulous! Our son is learning both Chinese and Spanish and exceeds his reading level by 3 levels! I could not be more ecstatic! I owe all of this to his wonderful teachers and the curriculum! I am confident he is off to a great scholarly start only to continue with Young Scholars!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2014

YS has been a good choice for us - like everywhere, there is some room for improvement. For example, the after school program needs work: If we want any well-organized or meaningful activities such as sports, we have to pay for clubs run by outside organizations which gets expensive. We wonder why there are not more teachers involved in clubs after school. The way the program is run right now, it seems to be a free for all with no clear oversight or quality control. Otherwise, way to go, YS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

YSCP has been great for our 2 daughters. The teachers and administrators are terrific and the kids love going to school each day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2014

My child loves YSCP. The teachers truly care about what is best for the kids. My kids have been challenged here, which is something the public school was unwilling to do. The languages are a great addition to the regular school curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2014

I love Young Scholars! I can't wait to enroll my child to their high school! I was so excited to hear that they are working towards IB program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2014

YSCP is awesome! This is a small, intimate school that has a feel more like a private school that the larger public schools. The faculty strive to know each child by name, how they are feeling and how they did each day. They have a strong emphasis on character development with a rewards based approach. The school focuses heavily on multi-cultural and multi-lingual studies that are increasingly important for the students world view. YSCP still maintains the music, arts, technology, and extra-curricular activities that can fall by the wayside in many of the smaller schools. If there are some administrative problems or agenda as a few parents allege, I have not seen it. The school exists to teach the kids, and this school does that very well. The students learn more than the core curriculum, they also learn character, responsibility and independence. My child loves going to this school each day, what better recommendation is there?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

It's a great school. I was glad my children were selected to be able to attend the school. I look forward to them creating YSCP High School. I can t say enough good things about them. We looked at the comments on GreatSchools.com before we applied for the boys to go the YSCP. All the schools in State College seem to be good schools but this school met more of our wants/needs as parents..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

I have nothing but great things to say about Young Scholars of Central PA. The fact that they are incorporating two foreign languages in the daily curriculum is fantastic! Plus the teachers are phenomenal in being able to work more one-on-one with the students. Also, having the different extra-curricular activities such as the Robotics Olympiad, fencing, and other different classes for after school is a major plus!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

Sending our son to Young Scholars of Central PA charter School is one of the best decisions my husband and I have ever made! Our sons teacher has worked very hard with our son and it shows! He has blossomed at this school! The teachers and staff our the BEST! We have a younger child and we already plan to send him to Young Scholars when he reaches school age. The communication of his teacher is above and beyond. I have told many of my parent friends about Young Scholars and how wonderful of a school it is. I feel like I matter as a parent at YSCP, they know who I am and who my son is and what kind of day he is having.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2014

I think Young Scholars is doing an awesome job. I have two children at this school. One of them came here after kindergarten and he had no clue how to read nor write at all. His teacher did everything to break his shell and and he learned reading and fell in love with reading. He can't wait old enough to participate reading competitions at his school. For middle school, I hear that they have various extra-curricular activities, like Robotics, Science Olympiads, Math Competitions. My kids love Chinese and Spanish and I feel very glad that they are getting ready for future. I believe Young Scholars is a great asset for our community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

I love this school. The teachers are fantastic and the parents are just as fantastic. What principal knows each kid by name and gives them a smile and a high five. The teachers and staff go above and beyond the call of duty. The extra curricular activitiest are amazing and I appreciate all the hard work that the teachers and staff put into this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

Having our sons attend YSCP is one of the best decisions my husband and I could have made. Out children are thriving intellectually - both are challenged and engaged in their work. Most importantly, however, our boys are happy - thanks to YSCP's compassionate and dedicated teachers and staff members.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2014

I have two kids in this school, 3rd grade and 8th grade. This school is amazing. The teachers and students in particular are amazing. The teacher to student ratio really lets students interact with their teachers well. The extracurricular activities are amazing. Mathcounts, Robotics, Science Olympiad, Accelerated Reading program have tough my children so much. Also the hands on parent attitude really allows the teachers and students to excel. The whole community benefits from such a wonderful friendly and well learned school. Most of the bad reviews on this website, I believe, DO NOT reflect the truth and were caused by individual relationship problems of several parents(out of more than 150 families).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2014

I am a proud parent of YSCP. I have two kids at this school. YSCP school staff goes beyond what is expected for our kids. The school have many community programs and they really connect with the Happy Valley community. I like the language program and diversity at the school. The school members are very open minded and helpful. As a parent, my message to school teachers and staff: I appreciate your hard work and passion for my kids. I really do. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2014

YSCP has a wonderful teachers and a great group of staff. I am so glad that my kids have the chance to learn in a school that cares for them and offers so much to the kids and families living in the school. I am thrilled that they have placed an emphasis on language programs, as many other schools have had to cut back or eliminate these type of programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2014

I am a parent of an elementary school student at YSCP who transferred from a small Christian school. YSCP is amazing. The staff, principal, and teachers know my child - not just his name, but how his day was, how he's doing in class, and even how he's been feeling. They have excelled at creating a community rather than just a school. We have honest, open communication with the teachers - they are always an email or phone call away and very responsive. We are also very pleased with the academics. The language courses are an asset, but in core subjects there are small group learning opportunities integrated so the students can learn at their own paces rather than being pushed too hard or limited by peer progress. I read the disgruntled parent(s) review on this site and I argue the opposite of their idea that the principal should already know how to run a school "well". He does. He is willing to meet with parents to hears their concerns and consider policy or process changes to help meet the needs of the students and parents. The staff at YSCP care, teachers are creative and encourage hands-on learning and field trips and all of this matters. My child loves his school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2014

For those parents curious about this school, read on. I moved from out of state and brought my children to Young Scholars for the Chinese lessons they offer as part of the curriculum. I have found many other things that have surprised me since then. My middle schooler son has found challenging teachers that are always challenging him to learn new things and are willing to teach at his higher level of learning. For example, his tech teacher exposed the kid to programming a micro processor in 5th grade. The kids we introduced to learning to type first in a fun way that my kid has become an avid writer. Later the experience with coding and the ability to type correctly allowed him to reach even further than his teacher was expecting. My son now has spend hundreds of hour learning to code HTML. This only a few of the micro achievements that are possible in this school. This year the school has gone head to head in math competitions withe the top school of the are and the team of science Olympiads took second place among tens of schools, qualifying for the states competition. The teachers work together in providing relevant clubs and instruction to insure success
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

19 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

19 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

13 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

13 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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74%

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Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

14 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

17 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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82%

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92%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

17 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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68%

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92%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

18 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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72%

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90%

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67%

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75%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2012.

19 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

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85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

19 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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90%

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77%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

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Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2012.

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The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

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The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

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The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

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About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students89%
Female91%
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White92%
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Reading

All Students89%
Female91%
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White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students100%
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Reading

All Students92%
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Science

All Students100%
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Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students82%
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Reading

All Students71%
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Writing

All Students72%
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Multi-ethnicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students68%
Femalen/a
Male64%
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Reading

All Students63%
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Male55%
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Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
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Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

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Reading

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Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
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Reading

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Science

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Writing

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Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 61% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 3%
Two or more races 11% 2%
Black 6% 15%
Hispanic 4% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 48%N/A49%
Male 52%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff American sign language
Chinese (Mandarin)
French
Russian
Spanish
Urdu
Turkish, Hindi, Bengoli
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Keystone Achievement (2013)
  • Keystone Achievement (2012)
  • Keystone Achievement (2011)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Greensylvania (2011)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
Clubs
  • Arts and crafts
  • Dance club: Indian, Clogging, Chinese Fan
  • Drama club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish, Hindi, Bengoli
  • Urdu
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Spanish, Chinese, Turkish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Cooking club
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
  • Yoga club

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 5:20 pm
School Leader's name
  • Levent Kaya
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (814) 237-1517

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Foreign languages
  • Global
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish, Hindi, Bengoli
  • Urdu
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Provided by School Districts
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • Technical design and production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Arts and crafts
  • Book/reading club
  • Boy scouts
  • Chess club
  • Cooking club
  • Dance club: Indian, Clogging, Chinese Fan
  • Drama club
  • Foreign language club: Spanish, Chinese, Turkish
  • Girl scouts
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
  • Math club
  • MathCounts
  • Robotics club
  • Science Olympiad
  • Science club
  • Soccer
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Technology club
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga club
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Website: www.yscp.org Phone: (814) 237 9727 Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Young-Scholars-of-Central-Pennsylvania-Charter-School/160091987357708 Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/YSCPUpdates
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5 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
80
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
165
Students typically come from these schools
Bennett Family Center
Home School
Park Forest Elementary

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
State College Area High School
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1530 Westerly Parkway
State College, PA 16801
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Phone: (814) 237-9727

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