Keystone Academy Charter School
Learning and Leading with P.R.I.D.E.
Passion. Respect. Integrity. Determination. Excellence.

Upcoming Events...

April 6th- Half day for students; Enrollment lottery for 2018-2019

April 13th- Spring Picture Day; Popcornopolis pick-up

April 9th-April 27th- Jump Rope for Heart

April 10th-11th- ELA PSSA for grades 3-8

April 17th- Math PSSA for grades 3-8

April 24th- Science PSSA for grades 4 and 8

April 27th- Earth Day activities


​​In the news...

 School Progress Award Ceremony
Keystone Academy Charter School (KACS) was recognized at the School Progress Report (SPR) Award ceremony which was held today at Potter Thomas School.  The ceremony celebrated schools that model high performance and progress.  The award was presented by Dr. Hite, Mayor Kenny and members of the SRC. KACS received the Peer Leader-Leading the Way Award which reflects the school’s diligent work to provide a high-quality education to students of Philadelphia.  
                                                     The School Progress Report (SPR) is a tool that is used by the School
                                                     District of Philadelphia to measure and compare both district and                                                                   charter schools.  It is based upon the belief that all students deserve to                                                           attend a school that is dedicated to high achievement. The SPR score                                                             identifies schools that are meeting the standard, while also showcasing                                                         growth and celebrating successes.  KACS meets and exceeds the                                                                     standard! All of us have worked to secure this award, including, teachers,                                                       administration, staff, parents, Board of Trustees and, most importantly,                                                         our students. Together we will continue to make a difference in the lives                                                       of our students by striving for educational excellence.  Congratulations                                                            to the KACS community!

Celebrating National School Choice Week - January 21-27, 2018
Keystone Academy Charter School students, families, and staff are celebrating National School Choice Week. National School Choice Week is celebrated each January across the country and is a resource to students and families to understand the educational options available to them. School choice means giving students and their family access to the best K-12 education options for their children. This includes traditional public or charter schools, magnet schools, private
schools, online academies, and homeschooling.

Keystone Academy Charter School students received stickers and scarves
to highlight their support for school choice and their choice of Keystone
Academy Charter School. We are thankful that our students and families
have the choice in their schooling.

Keystone Academy Charter School Student Honored by Philadelphia Tradition
Philadelphia, PA (January 22, 2018) – A Keystone Academy Charter School student recently won top the prize at this year’s Fancy Brigade at the Mummer’s New Year’s Day parade and pageant.

Eighth-grade student Justin Anderson and his Mummers-affiliated group, Golden Crown, placed first in this year’s Fancy Brigade. The Golden Crown has been orchestrating indoor thematic presentations and scenes since 1958.

Justin is a part of many after-school programs and activities, including National Junior Honors Society and Intramural Sports Club. “Justin is a top student receiving high monthly grades in all of his subjects and is an excellent role model in and out of the classroom,” says Christopher Hoffer, Keystone Academy Charter School eighth-grade teacher.

Keystone Academy Charter School is a K-8 school located in Northeast Philadelphia serving nearly 700 students. Accredited by the Middle States Association, KACS aims to provide students with a rigorous academic program using a concentrated science and mathematics curriculum with the use of integrated technology.
Toys For Tots Drive at Keystone Academy Charter School 
Members of the Keystone Academy Charter School National Junior
Honors Society (NJHS) recently participated in a Toys For Tots Drive,
an organization that collects and distributes toys to children during
the holiday season. Our students collected a total of 150 toys and $1,139.
We are so proud of our students’ initiatives to give back to their community!
PSSA Opt-Out Notice

Keystone Academy is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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4521 Longshore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19135

Dr. Lyles, CEO
Dr. Makar, Principal
Mrs. Rolon-Cruz, Vice Principal


School delays, early dismissals, and closings will be posted on our school website. This information will also be made available on CBS3, CW Philly, KYW News Radio and website, 6ABC, and NBC10. Our school closing number is 1173.

The Keystone Academy Charter School does not discriminate in employment or educational programs, services or activities, based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in accordance with State and Federal laws including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1064 and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975.