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Constitution High School

About this school...

Mission Statement:
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

AP courses:
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

Foreign languages:

Measures for positive, safe learning:
We have two school police officers and easy access to a nearby Center City police precinct.

Parent Involvement:
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

Boys' sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Indoor Track & Field, Soccer, Softball, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball

Girls' sports:
Basketball, Indoor Track & Field, Track & Field, Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Volleyball, Cheerleading*

Titles/Championships won:
Sports championships: Boys' Basketball Class A District XXII champions; Boys' Basketball Public League Runner-up

SEPTA routes:
9, 12, 17, 21, 23, 33, 38, 42, 44, 47, 48, 57, 61, 62, 78, Market-Frankford El

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Comments (18)

Submitted by Anonymous on September 10, 2012 9:44 am

i love this school

Submitted by Anonymous on October 18, 2012 8:22 pm

what the essay has to be about?

Submitted by Anonymous on December 12, 2012 11:33 am
What essay?
Submitted by Anonymous on December 14, 2012 10:25 pm
what does it mean to be a good citizen
Submitted by Anonymous on November 13, 2014 2:48 pm

who am i

what do i hope to accomplish in high school 

what can i contribute to my high school

  one page long essay


Submitted by Anonymous on October 23, 2012 10:38 pm
what does the essay have to be on?
Submitted by Anonymous on October 24, 2012 12:08 pm
what do i have to write a essay about ?
Submitted by Anonymous on November 15, 2012 5:19 pm
This school is wonderful I love it.
Submitted by Anonymous on December 12, 2012 11:12 am
The NHD is to hard!
Submitted by Anonymous on December 14, 2012 10:50 pm
i have an interview with them wish me luck so nervous but yay
Submitted by Anonymous on December 14, 2012 10:06 pm
i have an interview with them wish me luck so nervous but yay
Submitted by Anonymous on August 28, 2013 12:56 pm
Do you need composition notebooks for this school?
Submitted by Anonymous on October 22, 2013 7:07 pm
hey everyone the essay have to be about 1). tell them about your self 2.what do you want to accomplish 3.what do you like about the school and why you want to go there _claire_
Submitted by Anonymous on October 22, 2013 9:00 pm
why all the teachers white?
Submitted by Anonymous on October 29, 2013 12:42 pm
25% of the teachers are African-American.
Submitted by Anonymous on October 23, 2013 4:24 pm
what are the requirements for English, math, science and social studies
Submitted by Anonymous on January 11, 2014 6:32 pm
I went to my interview today :)
Submitted by Anonymous on February 5, 2014 4:06 pm
I Have one friday!

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