College and Career Prep | Mastery Charter School


At Mastery, we believe in the greatness within each of our students. With love and high expectations, we support them in finding their own paths to success. Whether they want to attend college or start their career right after graduation, we make sure our students are prepared for both so they can make the choice that’s right for them.

Our students learn about college as early as kindergarten. College banners decorate the hallways and our classrooms are named after colleges and universities. When they get to high school, students begin working with a college and career advisor, take an internship and electives to explore career options, and visit colleges across the country. We also offer AP classes and dual enrollment to give students the opportunity to earn college credits while they are still in high school. Some students earn enough credits to graduate with an associate degree and high school diploma at the same time!

We stay connected to our alumni and remain a support system to help them in any way we can.


Mastery alumni graduate college at a rate twice that of the School District of Philadelphia

College & University Partnerships

Our college & university partners offer our students opportunities to enroll in dual college courses, receive special scholarships and obtain strategic support to help them transition to and through college.

Dual-enrollment partners allow students to take college courses while still in high school.

  • Arcadia University
  • Camden County College
  • Community College of Philadelphia

Lenfest partners reserve special scholarships for qualified Mastery students.

  • Penn State
  • Temple University
  • Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
  • Penn College of Technology

Affinity partners provide students special support to ensure they successfully complete college.

  • Bucknell University
  • Cabrini University
  • Franklin & Marshall College
  • Gettysburg College
  • Lafayette College
  • Lincoln University
  • Muhlenberg College
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Virginia

Internship Program
Today's Interns. Tomorrow's Leaders.


Grade Requirement


Week Internship

Mastery’s Internship Program gives high school sophomores an opportunity many of their peers don’t get until college: A chance to gain real-world work experience and discover what could be the career of their dreams.

Students prepare for their internships in the fall semester of their sophomore year. They take a seminar that teaches them workplace communication skills, time management, resume development, interview techniques and workplace etiquette.

In the spring semester, students begin their internship, working from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. every Wednesday from January through June.


College & Career Advising



We love our Alumni

Alumni Spotlight

Three Generations of Mastery Pride

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Our alumni are forever part of the Mastery family. Their success is our success.

If you’re a Mastery graduate, click the link below and let us know what you’ve been up to since graduation.

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