Girard Academic Music Program (GAMP)
About this school...
GAMP is committed to the continual development of an educational environment in which all learners succeed. Reflecting on our own collective knowledge and the research on the “best instructional practices,” we envision that the educational environment will be cooperative, interactive, rigorous in standards, and responsive to the diverse needs of learners.
Winner, Title I Award for Pennsylvania from among all 501 school districts, 2010; winner, Citywide Cheerleading Competition, 2012; winner, High School and Middle School National Academic League, 2009
Points of pride: Annual musical theater production; award-winning cheerleading squad; made AYP every year since 2003; community partnerships with the Kimmel Center, Mann Music Center, Astral Artists, Philadelphia Orchestra Association
Biology, English Literature & Composition, Music Theory, Statistics
French, Spanish, Latin
Measures for positive, safe learning:
Community and university partnerships
Home & School Association; School Advisory Council; classroom volunteer; back to school night; annual school raffle fundraising event; winter and spring music festivals; annual musical theater production; annual student talent show
Arts activities and classes:
Vocal music classes or ensemble; choir; instrumental music classes; drum line; concert and/or jazz band; orchestra; other instrumental ensemble; theater instruction; dance instruction; school play or musical(s); film
Activities & special programs:
GAMP Voice online newspaper; Red Cross Club; Diversity Club; Jefferson Awards Program in association with the GAMP Student Council; debate club; Gift of Life organ donation organization
Baseball, Basketball, Tennis, Intramurals at middle grades
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