Scholar Academies leads six schools in four cities across the U.S. Learn more about our cities and schools below.
The success of Young Scholars Charter School, our free, open-enrollment flagship school in Philadelphia, encouraged our participation in Philadelphia’s Renaissance Schools Initiative. The Renaissance Schools Initiative brings transformative change to some of the historically low performing schools in Philadelphia. We are honored to operate Young Scholars Kenderton Charter School through the Renaissance partnership, and to provide every child living in the Kenderton catchment area with a high-quality public education.
Scholar Academies began working in Washington, DC through a rare partnership with DC Public Schools. Through this partnership, we operate DC Scholars Stanton Elementary, a public, non-charter turnaround school. At DC Scholars Public Charter School, a public charter school, we are able to serve more students and families, and to demonstrate what our turnaround model can do in DC’s vibrant charter school landscape.
In Trenton, NJ, only a small handful of charter schools provide elementary and middle school families with high quality school choices. Paul Robeson Charter School is a charter re-start, opened as a Scholar Academies school in 2012. Paul Robeson, a school once in danger of being closed due to poor performance, now provides a quality option for Trenton families.
Scholar Academies joined the Memphis community through Tennessee’s Achievement School District (ASD) in 2014. The ASD aims to move the bottom 5% of schools in Tennessee to the top 25%, and we look forward to playing an increasing role in this important transformation beginning in the 2015-16 school year.