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Girard Academic Music Program (GAMP)

Mission Statement:
GAMP is a public magnet college preparatory school where academic and music excellence join in a harmonious learning fellowship. As a learning community that strives for academic and music excellence, we are committed to the continued development of an educational environment that prepares students for the demands of higher education. Reflecting on our own collective knowledge and research on the best instructional practices, we will provide an education environment that will be cooperative, interactive, rigorous in standards, and responsive to the diverse needs of our learners.
Accredidations and Awards:
Winner, Title I Award for Pennsylvania from among all 501 school districts, 2010; winner, Citywide Cheerleading Competition, 2012, 2013; city leader in college and career readiness, 2014
Points of Pride:
Annual musical theater production; award-winning cheerleading squad; community partnerships with the Kimmel Center, Mann Music Center, Astral Artists, Philadelphia Orchestra Association
AP Courses:
Biology, English Literature & Composition, English Language & Compisition, Environmental Science, Music Theory, Statistics, U.S. History
Other Special Academic Offerings:
Concert choir; concert band; orchestra; marching band; string ensemble; jazz band
Foreign Languages:
Spanish
Parent Involvement:
Home & School Association; School Advisory Council
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; school play or musical(s); film; dance instruction
Boys Sports:
Baseball, Basketball
Girls Sports:
Softball, Basketball
Septa Routes:
2, 7, 17, 37, 79, G
Contact Information
2136 W. Ritner St., 19145
Carol Domb, Principal
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School: Special Admission
2014-2015 Enrollment: 572
Grades Served: 5-12
Admission Reqs: A's and B's on all report cards; excellent attendance and punctuality; 80th percentile or higher on standardized tests; applicants must audition for vocal music and may audition for instrumental if they have played an for more than one year
ELLS: 0%
Special Education: <1%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 47%
Waiting List? Yes
Racial Demographics: African American – 28% Latino – 5% Asian – 17% White – 41% Other – 9%

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