Ana was in Philadelphia this week visiting Multicultural Academy Charter School (MACS), which was founded in 1998. This is a college prep high school, 100% minority, with exceptional instruction and no non-sense: a high school as it should be! MACS provides a safe and family-like environment where every child is given the opportunity to develop holistically and intellectually.
The rigorous curriculum of the school emphasizes academic achievement, multiculturalism, reading, writing, computer technology and the arts. In addition, community service is a cornerstone of the MACS philosophy.
While providing a standards-driven and strict, student-centered academic environment, MACS is distinctive in offering students the opportunity to take advantage of an extended school day (3:30 PM -5:00 PM); as well as character education with emphasis on dignity, respect, and responsibility; career counseling and exploration; and individualized instruction.