Dance Academy

Arts Academy at Rush

Special Admission School


11081 Knights Rd.
Philadelphia, PA  19154

Main:
215-281-2603
Web:
http://rushartsonline.org
Our special admissions school is based on the belief that the arts provide an unequaled opportunity to foster intellectual growth
by connecting arts and literacy. Visual and media literacy skills permeate all subjects at the high school. Re ective teaching and learning are expected in every classroom with an emphasis on building a community of learners to be thinkers and creators, and who are preparing for college or professional careers.


Program Info:

Students may focus on the visual arts, which may include drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, and crafts; and on the performing arts, which may include instrumental music, vocal music, dance, and drama.
Admission Requirements
Application RequirementsGrades: A’s and B’s on most recent final report card



Program NotesStudents may focus on the visual arts, which may include drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, and crafts; and on the performing arts, which may include instrumental music, vocal music, dance, and drama.
Academic Performance
Overall SPR Peer Rank9th of 10
Overall SPR Performance TierREINFORCE
Performance Tier: AchievementWATCH
Performance Tier: ProgressWATCH
Performance Tier: ClimateMODEL
Performance Tier: College & CareerREINFORCE
Students Who Graduate in 4 Years98%
This is the percentage of a group of students at a school that graduated within 4 years.
College Enrollment Rates79%
School Culture
Student Attendance96%
This is the average daily attendance at the school – on average, what percent of all the students enrolled at the school are in attendance. We don’t know why students may not be attending the school, but if this is a low number it is likely that teachers may have to spend more time reviewing material that absent students miss, making it harder to move forward in a class.
AttendanceExemplary attendance & punctuality (no more than 5 absences; no more than 5 instances of lateness) on most recent final report card
BehaviorNo negative disciplinary reports on most recent final report card
School Fit
Total Enrollment561
This tells us the total number of students that attend the school. Use your school as a reference point. Would you like a school that has fewer, more, or about the same number of students in your school?
Demographics
Black 21.42%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Asian 4.61%
Filipino 0%
Hispanic 14.33%
Pacific Islander 0%
White 52.39%
Two or More Races 7.08%
This tells us about the racial and ethnic backgrounds of the students that attend the school. Is it important to you that there is diversity in your high school? Are you more comfortable being around other students that have a similar racial/ethnic background as you?
General Information
School TypeSpecial Admission School
Grades Served9 - 12
School PartnersArden Theatre CompanyAstral ArtistsDepartment of Creative Arts TherapiesDrexel UniversityGlen Foerd on the Delaware.Moore College of ArtNational Dance Education OrganizationOpera Company of PhiladelphiaPBS News HourTyler School of ArtUniversity of PennsylvaniaWHYY
Learn Morehttp://philasd.org/videos/promo/school-selection/rush
Courses Offered
Classes and AcademicsCalculuscreating writingEnglishEnvironmental Awareness ClubMath ClubPhysics
CTE Courses and Programs(Not Available)
Extracurriculars
College and CareerCollege 80%
College: Dual EnrollmentCommunity College of Philadelphia
SportsBaseball, BoysBasketball, BoysBasketball, GirlsBowlingSoccer, GirlsSoftball, GirlsVolleyball, Girls
Artschamber singingdance appreciationgraphic artsGuitarLiterary JournalYearbook
Mediadigital filmmakingmedia artsMedia Arts ClubWHYY media lab
STEM(Not Available)
Cultural/Ethnic Language Clubs(Not Available)
Health and Wellness(Not Available)
Life and LeadershipModel UNStudent Council/GovernmentWomen of Tomorrow
Parents and Community(Not Available)
Other(Not Available)