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News & Events
We are pleased to offer you a Directory of High Schools for 2013 Admissions to assist your family in the high school admission process. Learn More...
Need help identifying your neighborhood school? Visit School Finder, enter your address and the neighborhood schools in your catchment area will be identified.
Please click here to review the CTE Five-Year Strategic Plan approved at the School Reform Commission meeting on January, 17, 2013.
In an attempt to help bridge the digital divide, cable giant Comcast has partnered with the School District of Philadelphia to launch a new program to bring low-cost broadband Internet service to Philadelphia families. Families who are eligible for a free lunch under the National School Lunch program are eligible to apply for the Internet Essentials program. If approved, families will be provided with broadband Internet access for $9.95 plus tax a month, incur no price increases, activation, equipment or rental fees, and receive a voucher for the purchase of a Dell or Acer computer for $149.99. For more information on the Internet Esesntials program please visit http://www.internetessentials.com/.
Parents and Guardians, visit these web-pages to review the academic content your child will experience at each grade level. With knowledge of the grade level course work, you will be able to help your child master their class assignments and achieve their dreams.
We are pleased to offer you a Directory of High Schools for 2012 Admissions to assist your family in the high school admission process.
The School District of Philadelphia is pleased to offer the opportunity for students in grades 6-12 to attend FREE afterschool and Saturday classes at the Talent Centers where they will be immersed in enjoyable learning experiences in art, music, theater and dance that integrate with literacy, mathematics and science projects. Activities will help raise student performance in core academic disciplines through engaging arts experiences and present challenging instruction that emphasize 21st Century skills, including critical thinking, creativity, innovation and creative problem solving. Healthy snacks are served daily to all students at the Centers. Learning is extended to include free trips to museums, cultural performances and recreational activities. Parents are invited to attend workshops in job training, healthy lifestyles, and much, much more. Limited transportation is provided.
The Talent Centers are open to public, charter, private or parochial students and located at the following school sites:
- Martin Luther King High School
6100 Stenton Avenue
3:30 PM -6:00 PM
- Audenried High School
3301 Tasker Street
3:15 PM – 6:15 PM
Please visit www.philasd.org/talentcenters for more information and/or download the application, or contact us at 215-400-5902
Each year, approximately 4,000 of Pennsylvania’s children survive severe traumatic brain injuries significant enough to require hospitalization. Many are left with life-altering difficulties in physical, cognitive, or behavioral functioning. In the School District of Philadelphia, the BrainSTEPS Team is working to make sure that the individuals who provide educational support to children with recent brain injury have an understanding of brain injury, the resulting challenges, and the supports and interventions that will help these students achieve educational success through graduation.
For more information on BrainSTEPS, please click on the following link.
The Office of Parent, Family, Community Engagement and Faith-based Partnerships ensures the engagement of parents and supports effective family, school, and community partnerships. Starting in September 2009, the District wants one parent (and one alternate) per school to serve on a District-wide Parents 'R' Equal Partners (PREP) Team.
2012 ACCESS for ELLs Parent/Guardian Report: Translations of the Cover Letter and the Report
The ACCESS for ELLs test, which is a measure of the attainment of English proficiency, was administered to all the English Language Learners (ELL) in the District in January-March, 2012. Reports for this assessment will be sent home to parents by the schools.
Below are links to the translations of the cover letter, which accompanies the report, and the translations of the report.
The Philadelphia Public Schools and the Philadelphia Intermediate Unit (IU26) provide special education and related service to resident children with disabilities who are ages three through twenty-one. The purpose of this notice is to describe (1) the types of disabilities that might qualify the child for such programs and services, (2) the special education program and related services that are available, (3) the process by which the public schools screen and evaluate such students to determine eligibility, and (4) the special rights that pertain to such children and their parents or legal guardians.