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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:

Our Children are Our Future

As we begin another report period, I remain grateful for the opportunity to be a part of a village that contributes to the education and socialization of your child.  It is truly both a sacred privilege and an honor.   As we face the changing winds of political climate in this country, I am mindful of how important it is for us all to recommit ourselves to better preparing of our children for the challenges that await them in the America that they have now inherited.

Now more than ever, we must insist that our children replicate the best traditions of our people in scholarship, culture, and activism.  Many of you have read and heard comments about our presidential election.  The one that is most memorable to me is that “it is less important who is in the White House than what is going on in your house.”

 Let’s make sure in our houses, our scholars stay on top of their assignments by checking their homework, website, and Power School.  Let’s make sure in our houses, our scholars are always reading something.  Let’s make sure we keep encouraging our children to learn about their history and culture.  If we don’t value our history, no one else will.  Let’s make sure our children are using technology wisely as tools for information and liberation and not to produce or consume that which is damaging to their minds and spirits or hurtful to others.  Let’s make sure that we are all keeping current with what’s happening in our communities and our world, so that we can respond with strength, power, and dignity to any efforts to deprive us of our basic rights as citizens and as human beings. 

Here at Sankofa, we are recommitting ourselves to one another, to our scholars, to our families, and to the course of equality and justice.  We know that together we are powerful beyond measure.  We know that with positivity, pride and perseverance we will forge a bright future for our children.  Remember, this year our motto is, Amandla Ngawethu:  The Power is Ours to make a difference in ourselves, our communities, and our world.  As we begin second report, let us use the power that we have to support our children and uplift one another.  Let us reaffirm our determination that we will SHINE!  Remember, our ancestors are watching!

Striving in love for academic excellence.

Sankofa News and Events

Check Out Nubia 2,  Sankofa ’s New Seniors: Class of 2017

There are new student elders at Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School:  The bold, brilliant, beautiful, intellectual warriors of Nubia 2 are now the leaders of the high school.  Finally, Dagara has graduated, and it’s now Nubia 2’s chance to shine.  Nubia is known for setting its own traditions in scholarship and leadership.  The beginning of Senior Exhibition is a time of great introspection.  We know that this year represents a long journey for our seniors.  We send them light and love on their journey and expect that they will make this a fabulous year.


 Nubia II