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Programs & Services

Programs & Services

Our Services

The Re-Engagement Center

The Re-Engagement Center provides counseling and school placement services for Philadelphia residents. Walk-in hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. We are a one-stop-shop for students, families, staff and community partners looking for re-enrollment opportunities. Visit or call us at 215-400-6700 to speak with one of our Specialists! 

CLICK HERE to check out our brochure!

 

Parent Support

Parents and students seeking support with navigating the School District Offices, getting information about services and resources and resolving their concerns should use one of the following methods as a point of contact:

  1. Always contact your child's school Principal first! This is usually the fastest method for addressing concerns. A directory can be found here.
  2. Contact the District's Main Information Center at 215-400-4000.
  3. Visit the Parent & Family Resource Center, located on the 1st floor of the School District's Education Center (440 N. Broad Street).
  4. Use the School District of Philadelphia's Knowledge Base AskPhilaSD.

Our Programs

The Opportunity Network offers student access to several different types of programs:
  • Multiple Pathways: This division provides options for students who have previously dropped out (or those with low high school credits) to return to school through an "educational pathway." These pathways are designed to assist students in earning their high school diploma or its equivalent. CLICK HERE FOR OUR BROCHURE!
    • Accelerated High School Pathway - an option for students who are over-aged and under-credited to complete the requirements for graduation in less that 3 years!
    • Educational Options Program (EOP) - also known as "Twilight", this option allows adults aged 17 and older to continue earning credits towards graduation through early evening classes.
    • Gateway to College Pathway - a dual enrollment option that allows students to complete their high school diploma while simultaneaously earning college credit.
    • Community-Based GED & Literacy Pathway - our office can provide resources for obtaining a GEDand information people interested in furthering their education.
    • Crossroads Accelerated Academy - a 1-year accelerated program for over-aged middle school students who need to get back-on-track with their peers.
  • Transition and Intervention: This division provides alternative school settings and supports designed to meet student's academic, social and emotional needs in a non-conventional classroom.
    • Transition Schools: Alternative school settings for students who have committed serious violations of the Code of Conduct or have been referred through the Rtii process, providing a program for educational, social, and emotional development. CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR BROCHURE!
    • Philadelphia Learning Academies (PLAs): Educational sites for students who are coming from court-sponsored placements, providing structured classrooms and personalized learning strategies.
    • Philadelphia Juvenile Justice Center - operated in conjunction with the Philadelphia Department of Human Services, PJJSC is a secure youth detention facility for juveniles between the ages of 13 and 20.
    • Crossroads Academy at Hunting Park - a District run alternative school for students in Grades 1-5 who have committed a serious violation of the School District Code of Student Conduct or who have been referred through the RtII process.
    • RETI-WRAP Transition Center - RETI-WRAP provides transitional support for youth returning to the public school system from residential delinquent placement. The program provides enhanced aftercare planning designed to increase participant’s school attendance and performance and prevent further illegal activity by addressing related individual and family issues. By bringing together representatives from the School District, Juvenile Probation, DHS, Behavioral Health Services and the Defender Association, the program endeavors to ensure the child receives a full range of supports (including academic, physical and mental health, life skills and social services).