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Support MaST Replication

MaST Community Charter School needs your support! Within the past month, The School District of Philadelphia has opened its charter application process allowing for the submission of new charter school proposals. MaST will be submitting proposals for replication of its model. MaST-Byberry already has over 5,000 applications for the 2015-2016 school year.The proposed schools will have their own lottery and wait-list. Even if you have already applied for MaST-Byberry this year, please take time to sign the petition link below in order to show the district that there is a significant need for replicating the MaST model.

MaST Community Charter School is a high performing charter school located on Byberry Road. The school’s mission is to create innovative pathways with a focus on Math, Science, and Technology. MaST has developed the STREAM curriculum model infusing Arts and Robotics into the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) concept. MaST’s unique learning spaces, innovative programs, and dedicated staff are what set it apart from other schools.
MaST’s unique and state-of-the-art learning environments promote creativity, collaboration, and active, hands-on learning for K-12 students. Our internally designed and constructed Makerspace features a projection table, two 3D printers, mac and computer labs, and a working area for Engineering, Robotics, and Technology electives. Our students work together to create a concept, develop a plan, design the product on computers, and make their product a reality by printing it in with our 3D printer.
The STREAM playground fosters learning during recess time with engineering blocks, large chess and checker pieces, musical instruments, a climbing wall, a gaga pit, a basketball court, and play structures with interactive science and social studies activities.
Robotics has been integrated into all class levels from K to 12. Students start out building and programming creatures to move in Kindergarten and progress to constructing amusement park rides in sixth grade. Middle School students learn more complex concepts and are encouraged to delve deeper into computer programming. High School students develop even more complex skills, create prototypes, and compete against each other and other schools.
Our one-to-one iPad program has been implemented in grades 9 through 12 and in 1st and 2nd grade. Students use the device to store and share work, create digital projects, compile journals and notes, and utilize a variety of apps that appeal to all learning styles.
Over the years, MaST has had extreme success in implementing innovative and rewarding programs for students and staff. MaST has a committed faculty that infuses the school with creativity, engagement, and collaboration. MaST’s leadership team drives and supports new concepts and ideas into the classroom so that learning is ever-changing and meets the needs of 21st century students. The success of the school is unquestionably due to the hard work and dedication of The Board of Trustees, the Administration, teachers, staff members, parents, and students. The evidence of this success is shown with the overwhelming demand for admittance into the school. From its very inception, MaST has strived to offer high quality education while also allowing students to learn from real experience, grow individually, and excel in areas of interest. MaST hopes that it can provide the same experiences to more students in the Philadelphia region.
Sign the Petition
MaST is looking to start one model on Roosevelt Boulevard with access to over 40 zipcodes. To learn more about MaST's current model please see our website.

MaST is also interested in starting another model in Center City. Learn more about the Center City model here.
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