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Philadelphia Electrical & Technology Charter High School

Mission Statement:
To develop the skills and knowledge to be employable in high-tech industries of the 21st century. To provide each student with the skills and knowledge for college and the workplace.
Accredidations and Awards:
Best Practices Award for Community Partnerships and Co-op Program, 2008; 21 CCLC expert panelists, BOOST Collaborative, 2013
Points of Pride:
Award-winning cooperative education program; iPad one-to-one program; community service program; 21st Century Community Learning Center program; dual-enrollment program with Community College of Philadelphia
AP Courses:
U.S. History
Other Special Academic Offerings:
Career Preparation, Electrical Theory, Government, Graphic Design, Health Topics, Law, Personal Finance, Psychology, SAT Prep
Foreign Languages:
Spanish
Measures for Positive, Safe Learning:
Anti-bullying policy; parent discipline review committee; annual update of board-approved discipline policy; trained security personnel; safety policies approved by Philadelphia Fire and Police Departments; regular fire evacuation, lockdown, and shelter-in-place drills
Parent Involvement:
Home & School Association, School Advisory Council, afterschool volunteers, volunteers on discipline review committee, board of trustees
Arts Activities and Classes:
Visual arts instruction
Activities and Special Programs:
Annual talent show; National Honor Society; student government; Union yearbook; multicultural club; WHYY broadcasting club; art club; graphic design club; music club; robotics club; knitting club; intramural sports; yoga
Septa Routes:
2, 4, 9, 12, 16, 17, 21, 27, 31, 32, 33, 38, 42, 44, 48, 62, 78, 124, 125; 11, 13, 34, and 36 trolleys; Broad Street subway; Market-Frankford El; Regional Rail
Contact Information
1420-22 Chestnut St., 19102
Erin Dougherty, CEO
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School: Charter
2014-2015 Enrollment: 605
Grades Served: 9-12
Admission Reqs: Lottery
ELLS: 1%
Special Education: 16%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 68%
Waiting List? Yes, 600
Racial Demographics: African American – 67% Latino – 6% Asian – 4% White – 20% Other – 2%

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