After considering what is unique about our Jubilee member schools, I was considering our distinct qualities. I used to be a teacher at a high-performing charter school in Philadelphia. We were high-performing because our students achieved better than average test scores on standardized tests. But, something was missing; our students lacked intrinsic motivation–an area of weakness that this particular charter school admitted to having.
But our Jubilee schools exhibit both good test scores and intrinsic motivation.
9 out of 10 of our seniors in our urban high schools go to college.
75% of our students are at grade level compared to unspeakably low numbers seen by Philadelphia public schools.
But the numbers are not all we have.
Our Jubilee students love school. They love it so much they come back and teach at our schools.
Chris attended Urban Promise’s camp in 3rd grade only to graduate from Azusa Pacific University and come back to teach 3rd grade at Urban Promise.
Wendell Holmes, along with his 4 brothers and sisters, walked through the halls at Philadelphia Mennonite High School and graduated. Wendell, now working on a graduate degree, teaches Calculus at his former school.
That’s just the beginning. Every week I hear of a new stories just like these.
We’re fostering something unique at our Jubilee schools, born in Christ–proclaiming liberty, creating hope, and ultimately changing lives to establish stronger communities in Philadelphia, Norristown, Chester, and Camden.