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The essential high school guide is out!

By Paul Socolar on Sep 6, 2012 09:24 AM

Just in time for the new school year, the Notebook's fourth annual Fall Guide to High Schools is out. You can pick one up around town at the schools, libraries, and community sites where you always find the Notebook.

It's also available online - right now just in PDF format. Later this month, it will be posted on our site in searchable form.

The 2012 edition of the Fall Guide is our biggest edition ever -- 40 pages. In it you can find data telling you how high schools are doing (see pages 20-21) and profiles of nearly 90 high school options, District and charter. Articles help explain the process of applying, offering a timeline -- the deadline for completing and submitting applications is Nov. 2 -- and answers to frequently asked questions.

There are also articles on our theme, which this year is the changing high school landscape.

We'll be distributing the guide at the annual High School Expo Sept. 29 and 30. Look for us there. Or if you'd like to help us hand them out that weekend, contact us at

Also email us if you would like to pick up some extra copies that we have at our office.


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Comments (2)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on September 6, 2012 9:27 pm

How is West Philadelphia High School under its new principal? I've heard about some problems with her regarding discipline but am interested from a teacher's perspective.

Submitted by Another Philadelphian (not verified) on September 6, 2012 10:06 pm

Told over 27 teachers left after first year as well as 2 assistant principals. Those numbers speak volumes. With the amount of money and personal put into the school - as well as anew building - things should have been much smoother. Ackerman got rid of Cruz - huge mistake - and the students (and staff) at West paid the consequences.

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