Architecture and Design

Architecture and Design Charter School


105 S. 7th St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106

The Charter High School for Architecture + Design (*CHAD) was founded in September 1999 by the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) as its Legacy 2000 project.

The school was founded on two principles: to provide a safe, academically sound, and stimulating high school for urban minority students; and given the very low percentage of licensed African American architects in the United States, to prepare African American students, especially, for collegiate study and training in the fields of architecture and design.

Admission Requirements
Application RequirementsMust apply online

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Academic Performance
Overall SPR Peer Rank15th out of 15
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Students Who Graduate in 4 Years90%
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Total Enrollment609
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Black 0%
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Asian 0%
Filipino 0%
Hispanic 0%
Pacific Islander 0%
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General Information
School TypeCharter
Grades Served9 - 12
School PartnersAmerican Institute of Architects - Philadelphia Chapter
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Courses Offered
Classes and AcademicsAdvanced PlacementGirls Learn International
CTE Courses and Programs(Not Available)
College and CareerCollege 10%Hard Hat ClubMath SAT Prep Club
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Sportscheerleading club
ArtsBallroom Dance TeamDance TeamDrawing and Painting ClubDrumlineFashion ClubMusic ClubScreen Printing ClubYearbook
Media(Not Available)
STEMVideo Games Club
Cultural/Ethnic Language Clubs(Not Available)
Health and WellnessMeditation Club
Life and LeadershipACE Mentor ProgramNational Honor SocietyStudent Council/Government
Parents and CommunityCooking Club
OtherChess Club