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Summer Reading List

Summer Reading List 2016 K-5.pdf

Summer Reading 2016 Middle School.pdf

High School Summer Reading Requirement 2016.pdf

School-wide Summer Mailing - July 2016-2017.pdf


Mission and Vision

Sankofa Freedom Academy is a college preparatory K-12 freedom school that will build on the Philadelphia Freedom Schools model to increase literacy and numeracy levels throughout the community, promote respect for scholarship, servant leadership, conflict resolution, and cultural democracy. Through the use of African Centered and culturally responsive methodologies, Sankofa Freedom Academy will engender in its students, staff, and community a love for learning, pride in heritage and a commitment to personal and societal transformation. By operationalizing the adage, “each one / teach one”, Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School will build intergenerational learning communities in which each and every person is responsible to learn in order to teach, and teach in order to build a better world .

Title I Parent Notification

Greetings Parent/Guardian,Sankofa receives Title I funding and is included under the regulations of the “No Child Left Behind Act” (NCLB) that was signed into law by President Bush on January 8, 2002. NCLB is designed to improve student achievement by increasing federal involvement in public education both at the state and local level. NCLB requires significant changes to schools that receive Title I funding. To see the details, please click here.


Peace and Blessings from Dr. Mama:

We need every single one of you!

imageAs this school year comes to a close, it represents the beginning of our fight to have our charter renewed.  Yes, family, next year Sankofa Freedom Academy must go to the SRC to ask if it can exist for another five years.  If our request is denied, our school will close like so many others.   Our school community has been greatly saddened by the close of Imani Education Circle Charter School, which was one of our sister schools.  We all love Dr. Fulton so very much.  For 4 years, she has made our international service trips to Gambia possible.  Imani has been doing wonderful work in the Germantown community for 17 years.  We also recently heard of the closing of New Media School of Technology.  Last year,  Imhotep was saved from closing through a partnership with us.   Family, independent community based charter school like Sankofa are being shut down.  We could be next.  WE MUST PREPARE FOR OUR FIGHT TO SAVE OUR SCHOOL.  The first step in our fight for renewal for next year is making sure that all of our parents come to fill out the parent survey and let the school district know that you love our school and want to make sure it is still here for our children.  It only takes a minute.  We have sent home your students ID number so that you can go on line to take the survey.  Please know that both Mom and Dad can take the survey.

Please understand we need every one of you to do this, so that our parent participation numbers will be acceptable.  One of the most important things we will have to prove next year is that our parents believe in the kind of education that we give here and that they want us to remain an option for children of Frankford and Kensington.  Throughout our history, we as a people have accomplished great things. We have come together in the spirit of Umoja (Unity).  Remember, Harambee means let’s come together.  The only way we will get an opportunity to continue to operate after this year, is if we Harambee!  So parents, please do not delay.  Go on line and complete your survey.  If you don't have access to a computer, come to Sankofa and complete your survey in our computer lab.  Thanks so much for your support and let’s get ready to fight for our school!


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