PHILADELPHIA, June 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Philadelphia's String Theory Schools opened its flagship high school at 1600 Vine Street four years ago, in 2013, when the highest grade level was 8th. That class is now graduating with 189 students and, of those who received scholarships, they have amassed over $11 million in scholarships. Their graduation will take place on June 7 at 4 p.m. at the Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce Street, on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
String Theory Schools is a tuition-free charter school offering a STEAM curriculum – science, technology, engineering, arts and math. With the unique blending of academic and artistic excellence, students are constantly involved in innovative thinking and problem solving with the goal of creating the next generation of creative leaders.
Angela Corosanite, founder of String Theory, is thrilled that the students will receive more than $11 million in the scholarships and not all that surprised. She said, "I'm beaming with pride over their scholarships. But, it's always been my belief that students who are engaged in disciplined Arts or Science programs will find more success. The secret is finding the programs that address their individual intelligences while building their confidence by believing in each child's great potential."
The largest charter school in Philadelphia, String Theory operates two schools with a total of 3500 students on four campuses. Three locations make up Philadelphia Performing Arts (K to 12), and one campus is The Charter School for Arts and Sciences (K to 8). Corosanite continues, "We are the model of urban education. We are an all-Apple school in our Vine Street location. There are no textbooks and the opportunities for learning and exploring are endless for our students." In fact, String Theory Schools was selected as an international education model by Apple that produced two videos about the school. Here's one: https://www.apple.com/education/real-stories/string-theory-schools/
As the scholarship results were coming in, Counselor Susan Warnock Thomas was pleased at the success of the students. She explained, "Our students and their families were highly motivated, preparing in many cases, over a two-year period. Our staff was also fully supportive. Everyone took this very seriously."
For further information, visit www.stringtheoryschools.org or call (267) 428-2224.
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