3601 Filbert Street
University City High School
Message from the Principal
To Members of the University City Promise Academy Community
We are excited by all of the changes going on at University City High School Promise Academy and how it will all impact the learning, achievement and preparation of our students. For one, we have gone to an extended learning time for our students. Each day has an additional hour of programming either in academic enrichments or in social enrichments. We also have programming every other Saturday and all of July. The bottom line is to do whatever is necessary to prepare our students for a productive adult life in college and/or career.
In an effort to make the additional time spent within school a meaningful experience we are offering students the opportunity to engage in a wide range of activities, clubs, and sports. We also spent a lot of time this summer working on the physical facility because we know that when students are surrounded with an atmosphere that is appealing and college-centered our students are more apt to think of themselves on the campus of a major university. Envisioning a better future is the first step toward making that future a reality.
In order to truly remake our school into a place where learning thrives we realized that we would need the assistance of community groups and organizations. As a result, we have developed working relationships with the following organizations along with many others: University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, Philadelphia Education Fund, The Enterprise Center, MET Inc., United Way, Princeton Leadership Group, Cheney University, Villanova University, and The College Board. Additionally, we have an enhanced music and the arts program, additional language development in Arabic, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese. Our Advanced Placement program is growing as is our English Speakers of Other Languages program.
In many respects we have made some dramatic gains so far this school year but we have a long way to go before we realize our goal having an amazing school that successfully prepares all students for college and career. If you or your organization would like to volunteer, please call our main office number and speak with our Parent Ombudsman. We have many ways for parents and community members to get involved.
Timothy Stults, Principal