Olney: This Week In The News — Scholarships, Remembering The Clock Man And More

Olney: This Week In The News — Scholarships, Remembering The Clock Man And More

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 for high school students, but also has provided more than $500,000 in college scholarships to Olney Charter High School students who […]

 

East Kensington: Philadelphia Education Fund’s College Access Program Sets Students Up For Success

East Kensington: Philadelphia Education Fund’s College Access Program Sets Students Up For Success

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 the intent to serve low-income, first-generation college students with the ultimate goal of ensuring they enter college and successfully earn […]

 By Alexis Sachdev

Olney: United Out of Diversity

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 several winding blocks of desolation and abandonment, Fifth Street – a bustling, erratic relic of Philadelphia’s history – emerges. Olney […]

 By Dominique Johnson and Alexis Sachdev

Olney: In 3rd Year, Olney Charter Brings Positive Change to Surrounding Area

Olney: In 3rd Year, Olney Charter Brings Positive Change to Surrounding Area

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 OCHS, said the nearby businesses have especially benefited from the chartering. “Those businesses were closed until dismissal was over and […]

 By Jordan Toft

Olney: ASPIRA Works With Olney Charter High to Achieve Higher Success

Olney: ASPIRA Works With Olney Charter High to Achieve Higher Success

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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 By Marisa Steinberg and Jordan Toft

Olney: High School Students Showcase Art

Olney: High School Students Showcase Art

Olney Charter High School students got a taste of the art world this week through a public exhibition of their work at the Olney branch of the Free Library. In collaboration with the North Fifth Street Revitalization Project, the school organized the first public display of student work, varying in media from sculpture to pencil-drawn […]

 By Tariq Y. Lee and Stuart Robinson

Olney: Hundreds of Volunteers Participate in Comcast Cares Day at Olney High

Olney: Hundreds of Volunteers Participate in Comcast Cares Day at Olney High

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 Cares Day the company presented ASPIRA Inc. of Pennsylvania, the operating company for Olney Charter High School, a check for $25,000, […]