Motivation At a Glance

Mission & Approach to Learning:

Motivation High School is a magnet public high school with a private school philosophy that promotes reflection, transparency, and accountability. It provides a college and career preparatory education that teaches scholars twenty- first century skills and character building. Our scholars communicate effectively, seek information, construct their own knowledge, utilize analytical methods and develop responsible citizenship. Through collaboration, we will prepare our scholars for competitive college and career pathways by engaging them in
the study of world language and culture, literature, sciences, mathematics, social sciences, humanities, communications, digital awareness and application, problem- solving and global awareness.

Points of Pride:

• Maintains daily attendance at 93%

Offers Arabic as a World Language
Has a diverse population with no tolerance issues
International activities and study of global issues
Involved in UNICEF, Fitness Program, Provides a ”Summer Orientation Program” for incoming scholars
Ninety percent of graduates attend college
Active Home and School Association
Active School Advisory Council
All students perform a minimum of fifteen hours of community service per year and there is participation in a variety of civic engagement actives that support our school wide theme “Success Through Accepting Responsibility!”

Courses & Program Highlights:

• Seven Advanced Placement Courses

• Special Courses: Financial Literacy, Forensics, Anatomy and Physiology, Statistics, Drama, Photography, Theater, Music Percussion

Extracurricular Activities:

• Bully Prevention Program
• Friday Enrichment Program
• Health and Wellness Council
• Martial Arts
• National Honor Society
• Peer Mediation Program
• School Advisory Council
• SIMBA (Safe in My Brothers’ Arms) – a male initiative and DOVE (Daughters of Virtuous Elegance) – a female initiative
• Student Government Association • Yoga

Sports Teams:

There are currently six teams at the school:

  • Basketball – Varsity Girls’
  • Basketball—Varsity Boys’
  • Cross Country—Girls’
  • Cross Country—Boys’
  • Cheerleading
  • Track—Indoor and Outdoor—Boys’
  • Track—Indoor and Outdoor—Girls’
  • Football, softball and volleyball (Co-0p with another school)

We are exploring ways for scholars to participate in the varsity and junior varsity comprehensive sports program available for any sport that is not available at the school.


• ACE Program – Architecture, Construction and Engineering and internships at different locations

• Drexel University’s Eat Right Program

• Dual Enrollment with CCP and Harrisburg University

• Faith-based organizations serve as partners as well as Home and School Association

• Impact Program

• International Rotary Association— Interact Club

• Partnership Program with Temple University

Penn Law Program
Philadelphia Futures
Project Pride
Upward Bound Programs at University

of Penn, Drexel, and Harcum