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Philadelphia Electrical and Technology Charter High School

Mission Statement:
Our vision is to provide each student with the skills and knowledge for college and the workplace.
Accredidations and Awards:
21st Century CLC expert panelists, BOOST Collaborative, 2013
Points of Pride:
Award-winning Cooperative Education Program; vibrant community service program; one-to-one iPad program; 21st Century Community Learning Center program; dual-enrollment program with Community College of Philadelphia
AP Courses:
U.S. History
Other Special Academic Offerings:
Law, Government, Psychology, Personal Finance, Introductory Accounting, Health Topics, SAT Prep, Graphic Design, Career Preparation
Foreign Languages:
Measures for Positive, Safe Learning:
Zero tolerance policy; Parent Discipline Review Committee; annual update of board-approved discipline policy; 7 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 members
Arts Activities and Classes:
Visual arts instruction
Activities and Special Programs:
Annual talent show; National Honor Society; student government; yearbook: Union; multicultural club; WHYY broadcasting club; art club; graphic design club; music club; robotics club; knitting club
Boys Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Intramurals*
Girls Sports:
Basketball, Softball, Intramurals*
Septa Routes:
2, 4, 9, 12, 16, 17, 21, 27, 31, 32, 33, 38, 42, 44, 48, 62, 78, 124, 125; 10, 11, 13, 34, and 36 Trolley; 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:
Grades Served: 9-12
Admission Reqs: Lottery
ELLS: 2%
Special Education: 16%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 68%
Waiting List? Yes, 600
Racial Demographics: African American – 67% Latino – 7% Asian – 4% White – 19% Other – 2%

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