George Washington High School

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Mission Statement:
The mission of the George Washington High School is to provide all students with learning opportunities that match their abilities and desired outcomes through the International Baccalaureate Program, AP coursework, dual enrollment, internships, apprenticeship programs, hands-on learning activities and industry recognized certifications with 21st century skills. The George Washington staff is committed to preparing, ensuring, and empowering all students of diverse backgrounds to achieve their full intellectual and social potential in order to become lifelong learners and productive members of society.
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
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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