Academic Program

Center City PCS teaches a broad liberal arts and humanities curricula and strives to identify each student’s unique academic strengths, challenges and passions.

It is our goal to develop the scholar who is academically competitive to attend a top high school program. Every scholar has an extended block of language arts and mathematics in addition to social studies, science, physical education and a variety of enrichment courses.

To High School, College, and Beyond!

To ensure that every Center City PCS student is academically and socially prepared to attend the high school of his/her choice, and is college- and career-ready, we teach a rigorous curriculum that is aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Using Every Minute of the Day WELL

All Center City PCS students receive daily instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies and engage in weekly physical/health education. Enrichment offerings vary by campus and include music, dance, drama, art, and Spanish. With a longer and more rounded academic day, students are provided with a wealth of opportunities to learn and grow.

Knowing EVERY Child’s Strengths and Areas of Need

Students who need additional support in core content areas are assigned to interventions to improve basic skills if they are struggling and more challenging work if they are advancing through material quickly. Inclusion specialists, English as a Second Language teachers, and interventionists work with children who need extra help in meeting grade level goals.

Through their own professional learning, Center City educators continuously reflect on the best ways to address the needs of every child in every classroom.

21st Century Learners and Leaders

To fulfill our mission to prepare our students to serve and lead others in the 21st century, Center City PCS provides students with access to computer labs, Chromebooks, and other technology resources and tools. Students are able to use many of Center City PCS’s supplemental programs both in school and at home. The yearly Capstone Project provides all students, beginning in Pre-Kindergarten, the opportunity to execute a service project, research report, and presentation on an important global issue.

Honoring Academics and Achievement

Center City PCS hosts annual events that require discipline, preparation, and study, including campus-based and  system-wide Spelling Bees, Science Fairs, Art Shows, and music and dance performances.

For more detailed information about the curriculum, see our Curriculum

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