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Hill-Freedman Middle School/High School

About this school...

Mission Statement:

To provide a rigorous academic learning environment that fosters lifelong learners who are committed to being knowledgeable, caring, and internationally minded citizens.We have several pillars of learning: critical and creative thinking; exploration and investigation; problem solving; communication and collaboration; reflection; responsibility and social action.

Points of pride:

High school envisioned and created by students, parents and staff; specialized programs for students with complex support needs that encompass a wide variety of exceptionalities and intellectual abilities including autism, intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities, physical disabilities and language impairments.

Other special academic offerings:
International Baccalaureate Continuum for 9th-12th grades; college preparedness through the IB diploma programs courses; International-Mindedness via the Learner Profiles; self-discovery through the Personal Project, Theory of Knowledge course and 150 hours of Community Action and Service; Digital Literacy and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM); Humanities through art, music and dance

Foreign languages:
Spanish

Measures for positive, safe learning:

Our positive school environment is driven by students, teachers and parents who care deeply about education where distractions from learning are minimized.

Arts activities and classes: Vocal music classes or ensemble; instrumental music classes; visual arts instruction; theater instruction; choir; school play or musical(s)

Parent Involvement:

Home & School Association; fundraiser planned in 2013-14 to support middle school and high school musical, high school expansion needs, library, and student performances

Activities & special programs:

Academic support; step team; drama/musical; STEM club; spoken word club; technology club; World Citizenship Club; Spanish club

Boys' sports:

Baseball, Basketball, Track & Field

Girls' sports:

Basketball, Softball, Track & Field 

SEPTA routes:
18, XH, L

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Comments (3)

Submitted by Anonymous on March 4, 2014 1:57 pm
Dear High School Educators in the Schuylkill River Watershed, The Schuylkill Headwaters Association is very excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2014 Schuylkill Acts & Impacts expedition! Schuylkill Acts & Impacts is a weeklong service-learning program June 7-14, 2014 that will be offered to a team of ten high school students from communities within the Schuylkill River Watershed. This educational expedition will involve a physical journey (by boat and van) along the 120-mile Schuylkill River from its headwaters in the anthracite coal lands of Schuylkill County to its confluence with the Delaware River in Philadelphia. Team leaders from Outward Bound Philadelphia and the Schuylkill Headwaters Association will guide students downriver, illustrating an array of issues impacting water quality in the Schuylkill River through guided tours, programming, and applied service work designed to highlight issues in the watershed and offer hands-on solutions to these problems. A link to an application is below with details about the program, requirements to participate and all necessary forms. Please feel free to forward this to your district's network of high school teachers and educators who can encourage their students to apply. Please note that applicants must be high school students (9-12th grades) living in the Schuylkill Watershed's five counties (Schuylkill, Berks, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia). The deadline to submit applications is Friday, March 21st. We are aware that these dates may conflict with the last week(s) of class due to the exceptionally snowy winter. We are, however, more than willing to work with teachers and school administrators to outline the educational merits and program content each day and document community service hours if it will allow a selected student to be excused from classes. If there are any questions about the application procedures please do not hesitate to contact me! Thank you for helping to spread the word about this program that involves more than 20 partner organizations in the Schuylkill River Watershed. A complete application is also available at: http://www.schuylkillwaters.org/projectsDetail.cfm?pid=65 Much appreciated, Sierra Gladfelter outreach@schuylkillheadwaters.org
Submitted by Anonymous on March 26, 2014 2:19 pm
The principal is known for harrassing and bullying do not teach here
Submitted by Anonymous on May 9, 2014 3:59 pm
I heard about him majewski right yea there are a bunch of stories I heard about him from this school where he has a reputation of not being liked by parents students and staff. He's extremely disrespectful he once ripped a hat off a staff persons head for wearing it in school ha if he ever did that to me I wish haha. Yea he has his favorites, the school district needs to look into this guy

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