A study found that it benefits students’ graduation rates and college aspirations to have more African American teachers. But their numbers are dropping.
Accelerated schools offer a chance to gain credits more quickly. Other District options aim to fit children’s varying circumstances.
Each one has an academy for freshmen that provides extra support. The goal? Prevent the downward spiral that can start with one failed class.
Philadelphia Youth Network runs the program, which adjusts instruction to each learner.
In a program with Community College of Philadelphia, students’ courses count toward a diploma.