June 15, 2017 | Prep Academy August 2017 & Summer Reading

Dear Parents/Guardians and Scholars,

As the 2016-2017 school year comes to a close, we would like to make you aware of some important information for the upcoming school year before we say goodbye for the summer!  Please see below for details on Prep Academy, uniform requirements and required summer work for rising 11th and 12th graders.

Prep Academy August 2017


August 21st


August 22nd


August 23rd


August 24th

9th Grade All 9th Grade scholars All 9th Grade scholars All 9th Grade scholars All 9th Grade scholars
10th Grade New 10th Grade scholars only All 10th Grade scholars All 10th Grade scholars
11th Grade New 11th Grade scholars only All 11th Grade scholars All 11th Grade scholars (Trip)
12th Grade All 12th Grade scholars All 12th Grade scholars (Trip) All 12th Grade scholars

Uniform Reminders

All scholars are expected to be in full uniform during Prep Academy and throughout the school year.

Uniform Requirements Uniform Stores
  • Light-blue uniform shirt tucked in
  • All black or brown shoes — no logos or markings of any other color are permitted.
  • All black or brown belt
  • Gray slacks with belt loops:
    • May not have pockets anywhere on the leg (no carpenter or cargo pants).
    • May not have any visible logos.
    • May not be made of denim or corduroy material.
    • May not be too loose or too tight.
    • Must be worn at or above the hip line.
  • Navy blue & yellow Freedom Prep tie for gentlemen
  • Long-sleeved, solid white, black, navy, and gray undershirts during cold months
  • No hoodies under the uniform shirt
  • Freedom Prep sweater (only outerwear allowed)
  • Freedom Prep hat (worn frontwards)

Cramer’s Uniforms
4533 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19124
(215) 743 – 0750

Uniform City
721 Broadway Ave.
Camden, NJ 08103
(856) 963 – 7680

Required Summer Work

Rising 11th Graders: Read “Learn to Read and Write” by Frederick Douglass (packet) and complete study guide

Rising 12th Graders: Read “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe (book) and complete study guide.

If you have any questions/concerns, please contact the main office at 856-962-0766.


Jessica Tait

Operations Manager



15 de junio de 2017

Estimados Padres/Tutores y Alumnos,

A medida que el año escolar 2016-2017 llegue a su fin, nos gustaría hacerle consciente de información importante para el próximo año escolar antes de despedirnos para el verano. Por favor, consulte abajo para obtener detalles sobre la Prep Academy, los requisitos de uniforme, y el trabajo de verano requerido para estudiantes de 11º y 12º grado.

Prep Academy Agosto 2017


21 de agosto


22 de agosto


23 de agosto


24 de agosto

9o Grado Todos alumnos del 9o Grado Todos alumnos del 9o Grado Todos alumnos del 9o Grado Todos alumnos del 9o Grado
10o Grado Nuevo alumnos del 10o Grado Todos alumnos del 10o Grado Todos alumnos del 10o Grado
11o Grado Nuevo alumnos del 11o Grado Todos alumnos del 11o Grado Todos alumnos del 11o Grado (Viaje)
12o Grado Todos alumnos del 12o Grado Todos alumnos del 12o Grado (Viaje) Todos alumnos del 12o Grado

Recordatorio de Uniforme

Se espera que todos los alumnos estén en uniforme completo durante la Prep Academy y durante todo el año escolar.

Requisitos de Uniforme Tiendas de Uniforme
  • Camisa de uniforme azul claro metida dentro del pantalón.
  • Zapatos completamente negros o marrones- logos o marcas de cualquier otro color no están permitidos.
  • Cinturón negro o marrón.
  • Pantalones de vestir grises con hebillas de cinturón.
    • No pueden tener bolsillos en cualquier parte de la pierna (no pantalon carpintero o cargo).
    • No pueden tener logos visibles.
    • No pueden estar hechos de tejido vaquero o pana.
    • No pueden estar demasiado sueltos o demasiado apretados.
    • Se deben usar por encima de la línea de la cadera.
  • Corbata azul marino y amarillo de Freedom Prep para los caballeros
  • Camisetas de manga larga, blanco, negro, azul marino y gris sólido durante los meses fríos
  • No sudaderas bajo la camisa de uniforme
  • Suéter de Freedom Prep (única ropa exterior permitida)
  • Sombrero de Freedom Prep (puesto hacia adelante)

Cramer’s Uniforms
4533 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19124
(215) 743 – 0750

Uniform City
721 Broadway Ave.
Camden, NJ 08103
(856) 963 – 7680

Required Summer Work

Alumnos del 11º grado: Leer “Learn to Read and Write” por Frederick Douglass (paquete) y completar guía de estudio.

Alumnos del 12º grado: Leer “Things Fall Apart” por Chinua Achebe (libro) y completar guía de estudio.

Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, comuníquese con la oficina principal al 856-962-0766.


Jessica Tait

Gerente de Operaciones

June 15, 2017 | #NoKidHungry

Looking for free summer meals for kids in ? Just text FOOD to 877-877. (Or COMIDA for a reply in Spanish).  Find out more, here!


June 8, 2017 | College Financial Aid Workshop- June 8

Congressman invites you to his College Financial Aid Workshop!

June 1, 2017 | Junior Samaiya Earns Scholarship for Lead-A-Way Program at Rowan College at Burlington County

Congratulations to Samaiya, a junior at FPHS, for earning a scholarship to attend the Lead-A-Way program at Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC). In the program, participants learn how to stand out as leaders in the Lead-A-Way program. They practice positive communication skills, collaborative teamwork, and integrity in activities and team projects. This program emphasizes using leadership traits to affect positive change in your community. The program includes a field-trip to historic Paulsdale the home of suffragist and women’s rights leader Alice Stokes Paul (1885-1977). Using role models like suffragist Alice Paul, labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta, Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the program encourages each participant to identify and develop their own leadership style and to formulate strategies for taking leadership roles in their schools and communities. A social justice project at the end of the series allows the participants to present in teams on girls issues and actions for positive change through social media.

June 2017 | June Calendar of Events

May 31, 2017 | Juniors Zahir and Chazz Accepted to NSTI at Cheyney

FPHS juniors, Zahir and Chazz, were recently accepted to attend the National Summer Transportation Institute at Cheyney University this summer. NSTI is for students who have an interest in learning more about the transportation industry, its various modalities (e.g., highways, aviation, transit and maritime) and the myriad of career opportunities. All accepted students receive full scholarships covering tuition, room and board.

The three week educational initiative is a partnership between the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Cheyney University. The program vision is to develop a diverse, well-qualified workforce for the transportation industry.
NSTI students will participate in an intensive program focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) disciplines. A repeat component for the fourth year to NSTI at Cheyney University will be the Aviation Career Education Academy (ACE).

The ACE Academy is being offered in collaboration with the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP). As part of the ACE Academy, students will experience in-depth classroom discussions and presentations by aeronautical professionals in the field of aviation. Field trips to aviation related facilities will include tours of behind the scenes operations not typically accessible to the general public but specifically arranged for ACE Academy participants.

Additional activities include a transportation career fair, bridge building projects, and several other transportation related field trips.

May 31, 2017 | #DPPSProud

He grew up in Harlem, visited Korea as a scholar, and worked hard so that going to college wouldn’t just be a dream, it would be his future. In 2013, Michael Cummings graduated from Democracy Prep Charter High School with acceptance letters and scholarships to many schools.

This past week, Michael graduated from the United States Naval Academy. Standing right by his side was his brother, Andrew, who will be graduating from DPCHS this year and attending Vanderbilt University.

Congratulations to Michael for working hard, never giving up, and being an exemplary role model for all future Democracy Prep scholars who are striving to change the world. And congratulations to Andrew who has worked just as hard to graduate soon, make it to Vanderbilt, and pursue his dreams. Michael, Andrew, we’re honored to share this moment with you. #DPPSProud


March 30, 2017 | FPHS Junior Accepted to FKLAC Korean Study Abroad Program

Sierra, a junior at Freedom Prep High School,  was one of 10 select scholars from the East Coast to participate in a summer program in South Korea. This program selects 30 scholars from the United States to allow scholars to experience Korea first hand. It is sponsored by the FKLAC (Foundation of Korean Language and Culture).

Sierra will have the opportunity to take Korean language courses at a Korean university.  She will also experience and learn about Korean culture, etiquette, and history from experts in respective fields. Additionally, she will be able to travel throughout Korea visiting important historical and cultural sites.
Congratulations, Sierra! #CollegeBoundCamden


Saturday, May 6 | Congressman Donald Norcross Invites You to His Service Academy Information Day

Saturday, May 13 | College Bound Money Boot Camp at Rowan University

Whether you are a current college student, thinking about a 2 year or 4 year college program, a technical college or program, or a training program leading to a certification, it’s important to plan for what your student or you will be studying, where your student will enroll and how your student and you will pay for it. The College Bound Money Boot Camp is designed as a one-day series of workshops and informational tables where current students, incoming students, and family members work side by side with the University’s Admissions Office, Financial Aid Office, and Lenders to gain a head start and competitive edge on the admission and payment process.

Common Application (CommonApp)

Ms. Janelle Alexander, Assistant Director, Office of Admissions

Ms. Charissa Burgos, Assistant Director, Office of Admissions

Transfer Application

Ms. Jeanne Lewis, Assistant Director, Office of Admissions (Rowan Merit Scholarship)

Dr. Albert Betts, Jr., Director, Office of Admissions

Your Money

Ms. Brandi Blanton, Financial Literacy Specialist, Office of Financial Aid

Ms. Pamela D. Gordy, Director, Office of Financial Aid

Money Management

Ms. Brandi Blanton, Financial Literacy Specialist, Office of Financial Aid

Ms. Pamela D. Gordy, Director, Office of Financial Aid

Event Information:

Event Name:College Bound Money Boot Camp

Event Location:Savitz Hall, Rowan University

Event Date:Saturday, May 13, 2017

Event Start Time:8:30 am – 3:30 pm

College Bound Money Boot Camp registration must be done by May 6, 2017 by emailing your participation confirmation and/or any questions to

***Event is free and open to middle and high school students and parents and others entering college for the first time. A continental breakfast and box lunch will be provided. If you are interested in registering and attending, please email Ms. Miranda at! (Scholars who attend will earn extra credit as a college readiness grade in their writing class!)***




Julie A. Peterson, Director

Office of Student Enrichment & Family Connections

Phone: 856-256-4596

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