Citywide Admission

Constitution High School

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Mission Statement:
The school is a unique collaboration among the School District, the National Constitution Center, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. By engaging students with an appreciation for history and an understanding of the democratic principles embodied in the U.S. Constitution, this college preparatory high school will develop the next generation of engaged citizens and civic leaders in government, public policy, and law.
Accredidations and Awards:
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Flagship School since 2007
AP Courses:
English Literature & Composition, Government & Politics, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, U.S. History, Biology, Environmental Science, Calculus
Other Special Academic Offerings:
Constitutional Law, Creative Writing, Economics, Film Studies, Peer Connections, Philadelphia History, Philadelphia Young Playwrights, Teen Court, Philadelphia Museums
Measures for Positive, Safe Learning:
One school police officer; easy access to a nearby Center City police precinct
Parent Involvement:
Home & School Association; classroom volunteers; after school volunteers; Parent Support Group meets monthly about fundraising projects; chaperones for field trips
Arts Activities and Classes:
Vocal music classes or ensemble; theater instruction; theater group; visual arts instruction; poetry; literature; film
Activities and Special Programs:
Chess club; National Honor Society; chorus; debate; yearbook; video club; drama club; yoga/wellness; weight room; science fair, art club; National History Day; Civil War project; spirit club; multicultural club; tutoring club; Gay-Straight Alliance; student government; mock trial; newspaper; peer mediation; fundraising; Keystone/SAT/AP test prep; technology club; DJ club; Spanish club; dance club; Poetry Slam
Boys Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Softball, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls Sports:
Basketball, Cheerleading, Dance, Soccer, Track & Field, Volleyball, Softball, Bowling, Cross Country, Wrestling
Septa Routes:
9, 12, 17, 21, 23, 33, 38, 42, 44, 47, 48, 57, 61, 62, 78, Market-Frankford El
Contact Information
18 S. 7th St., 19106
Brianna Robb, Principal
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School:Citywide Admission
Enrollment: 393
Grades Served: 9-12
Admission Reqs: As, Bs, or Cs; no more than 10 total absences and latenesses; no negative disciplinary reports on the most recent final report card; written sample required
ELLS: 6%
Special Education: 11%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 65%
Waiting List? Yes, 50
Racial Demographics:African American – 69% Latino – 16% Asian – 6% White – 6% Other – 3%

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