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Mastery Charter Schools Holds Third Annual College Fair

Wednesday, May 15 2013.

On Wednesday, May 15th, Mastery’s 10th and 11th grade students will have an opportunity to learn about over 80 post-secondary opportunities at Mastery’s third annual College Fair.

WHO:

Over 80 post-secondary institutions including 4 year colleges, community colleges, trade schools, City Year and others will speak with 1,200 Mastery 10th and 11th graders at Mastery’s third annual College Fair.


WHEN:

Wednesday May 15, 2013
8:30 am- 12:00 pm


WHERE:

Simon Gratz High School Mastery Charter
1798 West Hunting Park Ave, Philadelphia PA 19140


DETAILS:

On Wednesday, May 15th, Mastery’s 10th and 11th grade students will have an opportunity to learn about over 80 post-secondary opportunities at Mastery’s third annual College Fair. While Mastery Charter Schools promotes a college bound culture, this will be the first point of contact for many of Mastery’s students. Students will have an opportunity to speak with college admissions’ staff, learn more about a college’s campus, academic programs, activity offerings and financial aid packages. The colleges will have over 1,200 students in one place to highlight why their school is the right choice for a Mastery student.


Mastery Charter Schools’ College Data 2005-2012:
· 98% of the Class of 2012 earned college acceptance
· 91% of the Class of 2012 earned a four year acceptance
· 66% will attend a four year college
· 1,200 Mastery graduates have been accepted to 200 different colleges/universities
· Class of 2012 earned over $10 million in scholarships


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About Mastery Charter Schools

Mastery Charter Schools is a non-profit charter school network currently operating eleven schools in Philadelphia serving nearly 8,000 students in grades K-12. Nine of our schools are turnarounds of low-performing district schools and a tenth is a charter turnaround. The first three turnarounds were School District of Philadelphia (SDP) middle schools that now serve students in grades 7-12. Test scores in each of the three schools increased, on average, more than 40 percentage points per grade and subject. Violence decreased by 80% and student turnover dropped by one-third. Mastery Charter School’s mission is to ensure that all students learn the academic and personal skills they need to succeed in higher education, to compete in the global economy, and to pursue their dreams. “Excellence. No Excuses.” For more information, please visit www.masterycharter.org.

 

Mastery Charter Schools
5700 Wayne Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
215-866-9000
www.masterycharter.org

 

More Information: Sheila Ballen
Cell: 267-608-8417
Sheila.ballen@masterycharter.org