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Swenson Arts and Technology High School

Mission Statement:
To prepare students for careers, apprenticeships, and post-secondary studies offering challenging academic and career programs in a safe supportive learning environment. All Swenson students complete a challenging career program major tied to industry standards with exit assessments and certifications empowering them to become lifelong learners and productive members of society.
Accredidations and Awards:
Pennsylvania Department of Education Certificate for Growth in Career and Technical Education, 2013-14 and 2014-15; 2014-2015 culinary and auto students scored 95% proficient or advanced; NOCTI scores average 79% competent and advanced overall in programs of study; 341 industry certifications issued to students in 2014-2015; student internships with District Council 21, Agusta Westland, and City of Philadelphia Fleet Management; award-winning students participate in career and technical student organization competitions in Philadelphia surrounding counties
Points of Pride:
Successful JROTC program; award-winning Girls’ Track team for the last 6 years; all sports teams made the playoffs, 2014-15; partnerships with Philadelphia Academies, Burns Engineering, WHYY, and State Farm; dedicated faculty and staff
AP Courses:
English Literature & Composition
Other Special Academic Offerings:
JROTC
Foreign Languages:
Spanish
Measures for Positive, Safe Learning:
Emphasis on respect for all members of the school family; positive culture of teaching and learning through building relationships between faculty and staff and students and their families; anti-bullying programs
Parent Involvement:
Home & School Association
Arts Activities and Classes:
Vocal music classes or ensemble; instrumental music classes; visual arts instruction; film/video instruction
Activities and Special Programs:
Yearbook; tutoring; SkillsUSA; DECA; Health Occupations Students of America; Technology Student Association
Boys Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor Track & Field, Track & Field
Girls Sports:
Basketball, Indoor Track & Field, Softball, Track & Field
Septa Routes:
1, 14, 67
Contact Information
2750 Red Lion Rd., 19114
Colette Langston, Principal
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School: Citywide Admission
2014-2015 Enrollment: 618
Grades Served: 9-12
Admission Reqs: As, Bs, or 1 C in a minor subject; no more than 10 absences; no more than 10 latenesses; no negative disciplinary reports; interview required
ELLS: 7%
Special Education: 20%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 77%
Waiting List? Yes, 150
Racial Demographics: African American – 34% Latino – 23% Asian – 7% White – 34% Other – 3%

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