In case you missed it, we found a few places where people were talking about things happening in Olney: Rowan R.A.I.S.E. Takes High Schools to Med School – The Rudman Foundation not only sponsors Discovery Days [continue reading…]
With Philadelphia Education Fund’s College Access Program, students at Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School are equipped with the tools they need to further their education. The program—which received federal funding in 1990 with [continue reading…]
It’s different here. Seven miles north of City Hall and almost a mile east from Broad Street lies Olney. The city’s grid system has broken down, with the Roosevelt Boulevard zooming to the south. After [continue reading…]
Students at Olney Charter High School began classes on Wednesday, Sept. 4. Since ASPIRA of Pennsylvania took over Olney High three years ago, the surrounding community has noticed positive changes. Dr. Jose Lebron, principal of [continue reading…]
Olney Charter High School, formerly Olney East and Olney West High School, has laid a hopeful blueprint to student success in Northeast Philadelphia. Under the management of ASPIRA Inc. of Pennsylvania the original Olney High School has transformed into the charter that exists today with around 1,765 students from ninth to 12th grade.
With 23 school closings in Philadelphia this year alone, innovative approaches to traditional learning methods have entered into the system in attempts to rekindle the vital relationship between students and their education. By specializing educational strategies, the new Olney High has been able to help tackle the various issues associated with the link between education and poverty, including attendance and literacy ratings.
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More than 200 volunteers came out this weekend to Olney Charter High School to clean and paint the school’s greenhouse and classrooms, and work on the baseball field. As part of Comcast’s 11th Annual Comcast [continue reading…]