Academics


Charter Arts offers a full complement of academic courses at the College Preparatory, Honors, and Advanced Placement levels. Each year, our students score at or above the proficient level on the state-mandated tests (Keystone Exams).

Our students’ S.A.T. scores, coupled with their academic achievement, have opened doors to many prestigious colleges and universities throughout the country. Each year, our graduating class of slightly more than one hundred students receives offers of scholarships and financial assistance of nearly $3 million.  Charter Arts has maintained a 99% graduation rate, and for the past three years, a 100% graduation rate.   On average, 96% of students further their education after graduation.

Our students work hard, achieve great things, and leave our school with the confidence and skills to meet the challenges they will face in the world outside of our community.

Humanities

In our English, Foreign Language, and Social Studies departments, courses are offered at the College Prep, Honors, and Advanced Placement levels. Our mission is to promote interpersonal communication skills by developing students’ reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in English, as well as in French or Spanish. Our students develop and sharpen their communication and critical thinking skills through a variety of written and discussion-based activities, in English and the target Language.

Education1In the English classes, students concentrate on the writing process by completing essays and research papers. They study various forms of world literature, and sharpen their critical and analytical skills. In the French and Spanish classes, students concentrate on reading, writing, listening and speaking in the target Language, while they study Francophone and Latin American cultures. The Social Studies classes take our students on a journey from ancient civilizations to present time as they learn about the economic, political, artistic and social development through history. Our students also have additional opportunities to apply their individual creativity and writing skills to benefit the entire school family by participating in the Yearbook, Creative Writing, and Newspaper elective classes in their Junior and Senior years.

Math and Science

One of our goals is to teach the skills needed to learn and apply new knowledge in any subject. Students taking our classes can expect to be challenged as they learn about different topics.

Three years of math and science study are required in Pennsylvania to graduate, but many of our students choose to study four years of math and science. We provide strong, solid courses designed to cover the basics of each subject in both college prep and honors classes. One of our goals is to teach the skills needed to learn and apply new knowledge in any subject. Students taking our classes can expect to be challenged as they learn about different topics. A student who graduates from Charter Arts will be prepared to major in biology, science or math in college. We hope to create life-long learners and that students will integrate these core skills throughout their lives.

Educational Support Services (ESS)

Students with special needs who have passed the audition process will fully participate in the charter school program with appropriate accommodations and learning support services.’

The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts is a selective public charter high school. Charter Arts is committed to ensuring that all students with documented disabilities are provided support and accommodations that will enable them to access to the curriculum and opportunities afforded to all successful candidates for acceptance in their chosen artistic area. Students with special needs who have passed the audition process will fully participate in the charter school program with appropriate accommodations and learning support services.

Students with documented disabilities will work closely with a case manager to monitor their progress throughout the curriculum. The case manager will provide assistance with individual assignments as needed, collaborate with and provide support to the student’s content area teachers, and to be in contact with parents to provide information about their child’s performance throughout the curriculum. Additionally, the ESS program offers small group instruction in Math and English for those students who require a modified curriculum in these core areas.

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