Curriculum & Homework

Spanish teacher


Philadelphia Learning Academy South adheres to the Pennsylvania Common Core State Standards, which drives how teaching and learning occurs in the various subjects below:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies / History
  • Science
  • World Language
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Physical Education / Health
  • Electives

Seniors will also be required to complete a Senior Service Project in order to successfully fulfill their graduation requirements.


Homework is a positive reinforcement of learned skills as well as a building block toward student responsibility. Parental support and cooperation is a vital component in insuring its effectiveness. Every teacher will provide homework as part of the students’ personalized learning plan.

Please keep in mind these key points:

  • Students should communicate and voice any questions or concerns regarding the homework assigned.
  • Teachers should assist students when needed, but avoid doing the work for students.
  • Parents/Guardians should teach the student how to balance extracurricular activities to allow time for schoolwork.
  • Homework is considered when teachers compute the grade earned.