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Swenson Arts & 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:
2014-15 NOCTI scores average 79% competent and advanced overall in programs of study; over 300 industry certifications issued to students in 2014-15; student internships with District Council 21, Agusta Westland, and City of Philadelphia Fleet Management; culinary and auto students scored 95% proficient or advanced; Certificate for Growth in Career and Technical Education, Pennsylvania Department of Education, 2012-13
Points of Pride:
Successful JROTC program; award-winning Girls’ Track team; all sports teams made the playoffs, 2014-15; students won the Science Olympiad three years in a row, 2014, 2015, and 2016; partnerships with Philadelphia Academies, Burns Engineering, WHYY, and State Farm; dedicated faculty and staff
AP Courses:
Computer Science, English Literature & Composition, Macroeconomics
Other Special Academic Offerings:
JROTC, Digital Media Arts, Commercial & Advertising Art
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:
Instrumental music classes; visual arts instruction
Activities and Special Programs:
Yearbook; tutoring; DECA; Health Occupations Students of America; Technology Student Association
Boys Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor Track & Field, Soccer, Softball, Track & Field
Girls Sports:
Basketball, Indoor Track & Field, 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: 637
Grades Served: 9-12
Admission Reqs: As, Bs, or one C in a minor subject; no more than 10 absences; no more than 10 latenesses; no negative disciplinary reports; interview required
ELLS: 5%
Special Education: 22%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 77%
Waiting List? Yes, 150
Racial Demographics: African American – 32% Latino – 25% Asian – 6% White – 35% Other – 2%

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