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George Washington High School

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Accredidations and Awards:
6 International Baccalaureate Diplomas awarded in 2016-17 school year; Middle States Accredited
AP Courses:
World History, Psychology, Physics, U.S. History, Government and Politics, Literature, Composition, Chemistry, Spanish, Calculus AB/BC, Biology, Economics, Studio Art, Statistics, AP Seminar, AP Research, AP Capstone others per request through central office
Other Special Academic Offerings:
Dual enrollment course options from 10th-12th grade; STEAM Small Learning Community: Approved CTE Programs (Citywide Admissions): Accounting & Financial Services; Culinary Arts; Sports Marketing and Management; cross-curricular work connecting science, technology, language arts, and the arts and project-based learning. International Leadership Small Learning Community: highly successful International Baccalaureate Programme. Focus on global issues with a stress on second language acquisition and cross-content projects and hands-on learning; 9th grade Small Learning Community: Strong focus on supporting credit acquisition, building community, with a focus on career exposure, good decision making and choosing pathways for success.
Measures for Positive, Safe Learning:
49.4% of students attending greater than 95%, increased credit attainment, 30% reduction in suspensions from 2016-2017 school year, over 50% of students taking advanced coursework
Parent Involvement:
School Advisory Committee, Home & School Association
Arts Activities and Classes:
Ceramics; vocal; orchestra; AP Studio Art; mural arts, graphic design
Activities and Special Programs:
Aquaponics; bio-technology; chess; choir; culinary arts; dance; DECA; GSA; The Lantern literary magazine; National Academic League; National Honor Society; math club; MSA; multicultural show; musicals/drama; robotics; SOCA; technology; web design; peer group connection
Boys Sports:
Football, Soccer, Tennis, Lacrosse, Basketball, Badminton, Baseball, Track & Field, Wrestling
Girls Sports:
Soccer, Tennis, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Basketball, Badminton, Softball, Track & Field, Cheerleading
Septa Routes:
58, 67
Contact Information
10175 Bustleton Ave., 19116
Susan Thompson, Principal
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School:Neighborhood
2014-2015 Enrollment: 1400
Grades Served: 9-12
Admission Reqs: Serves students from catchment area; others may apply, with admission based on space availability and lottery. Special program requirements for International Baccalaureate and Career & Technical Education programming city-wide admissions.
ELLS: 20%
Special Education: 22%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 56%
Waiting List? YE\ES
Racial Demographics:African American – 31% Latino – 9% Asian – 15% White – 35% Other – 10%

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