Constitution High School
About this school...
The school is a unique collaboration among the School District, the National Constitution Center, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. By engaging students with an appreciation for history and an understanding of the democratic principles embodied in the U.S. Constitution, this college preparatory high school will develop the next generation of engaged citizens and civic leaders in government, public policy, and law.
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Flagship School since 2007
Points of pride:
Only social studies-themed high school in Pennsylvania; high college acceptance rate; city, state, and national finalists in National History Day competition; service learning required yearly of all students
Calculus AB, English Literature & Composition, Government & Politics, U.S. History, World History
Other special academic offerings:
Debate; yearbook; film studies; teen court; Constitutional Law; Philadelphia history; Philadelphia Young Playwrights; economics; senior internship; elective courses taught with National Constitution Center; required AP enrollment in junior year; National History Day requirement in 9th and 12th grade; senior project
Measures for positive, safe learning:
We have two school police officers and easy access to a nearby Center City police precinct.
Home & School Association; Parent Support Group meets monthly about fundraising projects; chaperones for field trips
Student Success Center:
Arts activities and classes:
Vocal music classes or ensemble; theater instruction; school play or musical(s); theater group; visual arts instruction; poetry; literature; film/video instruction
Activities & special programs:
Chess club; National Honor Society; chorus; debate; yearbook; video club; drama club; yoga/wellness; weight room; science fair; art club; Civil War Project; Spirit Club (honor roll club, multicultural club, fashion club); class activities; tutoring club; Gay-Straight Alliance; student government; mock trial; newspaper; peer mediation; fundraising; Keystone/SAT/AP test prep; World Affairs Support; technology club; DJ club; Spanish club
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Indoor Track & Field, Soccer, Softball, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball
Basketball, Indoor Track & Field, Track & Field, Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Volleyball, Cheerleading*
Sports championships: Boys' Basketball Class A District XXII champions; Boys' Basketball Public League Runner-up
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