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Parent Notification 10.10.17 (click to download)

**October Calendar (click to download)
** If you are interested in selling candy, please email wazuri@sfacs.us.

Bus Routes - Please note that bus stops are being added


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 & Blessings from Sis. Sharaine Brown:

We Haven't Finished Yet!

September has arrived quickly! In just a week the first progress report will be mailed home offering a glance of your child’s current academic and behavioral standing.

I know that each year every student comes back to school wanting to do his or her best. With this in mind, almost all students return each September with a common goal—increased success—or the “I am going to do better this year,” goal. The desire to complete more assignments, improve attendance, or simply achieve higher grades is real. Setting goals and learning how to work through setbacks successfully is a skill that successful adults have mastered and the academic program here at Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School facilitates various opportunities for scholars to learn this important life skill.

Parents, guardians and teachers, we each play a role in this important learning process. Helping students to create a plan that supports their success is critical to goal setting. Work with your student to establish time for doing homework, when to go to bed, asking for help when they need it, how to advocate for themselves with teachers, and even eating healthy meals. Students with concrete plans to achieve goals are more likely to do so. Likewise, if a student does fail an assignment or two—even a class—teach them to keep trying until they do succeed. In these cases resilience, self-control, and perseverance are a student and parent’s best friends. It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I get to become a member of the SFACS family and I am truly honored for being appointed the CAO/Principal for the 2017-18 school year. Please know that I am here in service to the student body, their families and the educators of SFACS. Best wishes for this school year!


Summer Reading List 2017

K-5_Summer Reading List 2017

5-8_Summer Reading List 2017

9-12_Summer Reading List 2017

Letter To Parents


2017-2018 School Calendar

August Mailings

Freshman Orientation Packet

SFACS Media Literacy Symposium


Sankofa News and Events



Free Counseling Services

We provide free counseling services for our students.