Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Widener Partnership Charter School Accepting Application for Enrollment

Chester, Pa.—The Widener Partnership Charter School, the state’s first university-based charter school, is accepting applications for enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year for kindergarten and open spaces in first through eighth grades. 

The deadline for enrollment applications is Friday, March 20, 2015. To apply, a parent or legal guardian must come to the school in person to complete an application and provide the required documentation for identity and residency described on the website at The school is located at 1450 Edgmont Avenue in Chester.

All new applicants are placed into a lottery database, and no discrimination is made based on race, religion, gender or disability. The school can only accept applications from families living in the Chester Upland School District.

Widener Partnership Charter School, which serves K-8 students, has a student body capacity of 450 and a low student-to-teacher ratio. The school provides a holistic approach to teaching and learning with a focus on critical thinking and hands-on learning. In addition, the school provides placement counseling for seventh and eighth graders as they decide where to attend high school.

Widener University opened the school in 2006 as the first university-based charter school in Pennsylvania. Widener shares faculty expertise, administrative support, student interns, and technology resources with the school in a dynamic partnership that promotes the long-term success of the students. The university has created the Widener Hope Scholarships to provide up to $100,000 over four years in tuition assistance for eligible charter school students to attend Widener for undergraduate study.

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