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 student college acceptance rate; significant partnerships with Ballard Spahr law firm and History Channel; numerous state finalists and 7 national finalists in National History Day competition
English Literature & Composition, Government & Politics, U.S. History
Other special academic offerings:
Senior internship; elective courses taught with National Constitution Center
Parent Support Group meets once a month to devise fundraising projects and efforts to support and serve the school. Parents volunteer in the school and as field trip chaperones.
Arts activities and classes:
Vocal music classes or ensemble; visual arts instruction; film/video instruction; theater instruction; school play or musical(s)
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, Football, Indoor Track & Field, Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track & Field
Basketball, Bowling, Indoor Track & Field, Soccer, Swimming & Diving; Tennis; Track & Field, Volleyball, Cheerleading*
Sports championships: Boys' Basketball Class A District XXII champions; Boys' Basketball Public League Runner-up
47, Market-Frankford El, Regional Rail; all bus routes serving Market Street