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South Philadelphia High School

About this school...

Mission Statement:

Dedicated to providing a quality educational program designed to address the unique needs of a diverse student population. Our mission is to provide a quality education for all students that develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes which enable students to reach their potential as responsible, productive citizens and lifelong learners. Students gain the skills and knowledge to participate in a multicultural, technological, and change-oriented society.

Points of pride:

The Bok Technical Institute at South Philadelphia High School; Army JROTC; National Honor Society – one of the first 10 chapters in the U.S.; AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination); extensive network of partnerships that support student success and opportunities

Career & Technical Education programs:
Accounting Technology/Technician & Bookkeeping; Carpentry/Carpenter; Childcare & Support Services Management; Health/Medical Assisting Services; Commercial & Advertising Art; Computer Systems Networking & Telecommunications; Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology/Technician; Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences; Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology; Engineering Technologies/Technicians; Baking & Pastry/Baker/Pastry Chef; Culinary Arts

AP courses:
Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Computer Science A, English Language & Composition, Psychology, U.S. History, World History

Other special academic offerings:
Asian American Studies

Foreign languages:
Spanish, Chinese

Measures for positive, safe learning:

Restorative practices

Parent Involvement:

School Advisory Council

Arts activities and classes:

Visual arts instruction; theater instruction

Activities & special programs:
School newspaper; robotics; Outward Bound; computer repair club; FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America); HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America); Red Cross Club; robotics club; Skills USA competitions; student government; DECA; cooking club; carpentry club; CCAP

Boys' sports:

Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country-coed, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Girls' sports:

Basketball, Cross Country-coed, Lacrosse, Softball, Track & Field, Volleyball, Cheerleading*

SEPTA routes:
37, 79, C, Broad Street subway

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Comments (3)

Submitted by Anonymous on October 11, 2011 1:19 pm

good jod

Submitted by Anonymous on October 27, 2011 8:39 am

SPHS is believed to have the oldest Alumni Association which has been active since 1910.

Submitted by Anonymous on September 3, 2012 8:10 pm

This school remains to be on the dangerous list of phila high schools!

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