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Bodine High School for International Affairs

Mission Statement:
To provide urban public school students with a comprehensive educational experience that expands students’ interests to include global issues and prepares them for a lifetime of achievement and participation in the local, national, and global communities.
Accredidations and Awards:
Peer leader, overall School Progress Report score, School District of Philadelphia, 2014-2015
Points of Pride:
Spring trip (2017-China, 2016-Spain and Portugal, 2015-London and Paris, 2014-Costa Rica, and 2012-Spain); legislative, executive and diplomatic tour of Washington, D.C.; Beijing Sisters Student Exchange; Germination Project Program; finalists 3 years in a row, Wharton Aberdeen Stock Market investment competition; Vanguard School, Philadelphia School District, 2010; International Baccalaureate School since 2005; 14 PIAA Interscholastic sports teams; 22 extracurricular academic teams and cultural clubs; blended learning model beginning in 2016-17 will feature expanded course offerings online while at school (AP courses, electives, tutoring); highest IB diploma award rate in the city
AP Courses:
Chemistry, English Literature & Composition, Environmental Science, Physics B, Spanish Language & Culture, U.S. History
Other Special Academic Offerings:
Anatomy & Physiology; Ceramics; Computer-Based Graphic Design; Computer Science 1, 2, and 3; Conceptual Physics; Crafts; Film & Literature; International Economics; International Law; Introduction to Business; Japanese Studies; Music & Literature; Psychology; SAT Prep; Statistics; World Geography; World Literature
Foreign Languages:
French, Spanish
Measures for Positive, Safe Learning:
Inner Strength Wellness Meditation Program; space for daily meditation; Peer Mediation Program; counseling department offers resources for students and families
Parent Involvement:
Home & School Association, School Advisory Council, volunteers for class trips
Arts Activities and Classes:
Instrumental music classes; jazz; orchestra; other instrumental ensemble; theater instruction; theater group; visual arts instruction; ceramics; poetry; literature; film
Activities and Special Programs:
Ambassador (yearbook); Asian club; Christian Club; debate; Gay-Straight Alliance; International Day Committee; Latino culture club; mock trial club; Muslim Students Association; National Honor Society; Puerto Rican Day Dancers; Red Cross club; science fair club; Student Government Association; world affairs club; Youth Volunteer Corps
Boys Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track & Field, Badminton*
Girls Sports:
Basketball, Cheerleading, Soccer, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Badminton*
Septa Routes:
5, 43, 47, 57, 15 trolley, Market-Frankford El
Contact Information
1101 N. 4th St., 19123
Karen Thomas, Principal
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School: Special Admission
2014-2015 Enrollment: 447
Grades Served: 9-12
Admission Reqs: As and Bs, with the possible exception of one C, in major subjects on most recent final report card; 80th percentile or higher on standardized tests; excellent attendance and punctuality; no negative disciplinary reports; three letters of reference
ELLS: 4%
Special Education: 2%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 90%
Waiting List? Yes, 100
Racial Demographics: African American – 52% Latino – 21% Asian – 12% White – 11% Other – 5%

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