Bodine High School for International Affairs 9 -12

Principal
Karen Thomas

1101 N. 4th St.
Philadelphia PA 19123
Phone: 215-351-7332

Our mission is to provide public school students with a comprehensive educational experience that expands students’ knowledge of global issues and prepares them for a lifetime of achievement and participation in local, national and global communities.

Bodine High School for International Affairs

Bodine High School for International Affairs

A Message from the Principal

From Karen Thomas, Principal

 

Dear Bodine Parents and Guardians:
 
Please read these very important November updates regarding Bodine application procedures and the Keystone Examinations.
 
Regarding the application procedure:
 
BODINE REQUIRES 3 LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION FOR ALL APPLICANTS.  THERE IS NO ESSAY REQUIREMENT.  THE DISTRICT'S ONLINE APPLICATION INFORMATION FOR BODINE CONTAINED AN ERROR WHICH IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING CORRECTED.  
 
PLEASE SUBMIT 3 LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION, AT LEAST ONE OF WHICH MUST BE FROM A CURRENT TEACHER OR PRINCIPAL.  DOCUMENTS CAN BE MAILED TO US OR DROPPED OFF IN OUR MAIN OFFICE BETWEEN 8 A.M. AND 2:30 P.M. Thank you.
 
Regarding the Keystone Examinations:
 
The State of Pennsylvania now requires all students graduating in 2017 and later to pass all three Keystone Examinations in order to receive a high school diploma.  Students are tested in Algebra 1 and Biology in May of 9th grade, and will be tested in English 2 in May of 10th grade.  Students currently in 10th grade who did not yet pass the first two Keystone examinations are required to attend mandatory supplemental instruction in the necessary subjects after school from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. as shown on the schedule below.

Algebra 1 Extended Day Classes – Mondays and Wednesdays
Biology Extended Day Classes – Tuesdays and Thursdays

Classes begin Monday, November 10, and continue until Keystone testing begins in January.

It is our goal to provide sufficient extra instruction so that all of our students can successfully pass all Keystone Examinations here at Bodine.
 
 
Please help us to help you. We must have your current phone number and address on file at all times.
 
Please contact us immediately if your phone number or address has changed. You will not receive very important phone messages without this information in our computer system. We truly appreciate your attention to this matter. 
  
The School District of Philadelphia is undergoing a "leveling" process which is resulting in two changes to our staffing. To learn more about the changes, please click here
 
Have you been to our Counselor's Corner? Find out about scholarship opportunities and "all things college."
 
Our monthly Home & School meetings for this year have begun.
 
NEW TIME - Home & School Meetings are held monthly on the second Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  We look forward to seeing you there! Monthly meeting dates are as follows:
 
November 18
December 9
January 13
February 10
March 10
April 14
May 12
 
 
Remember Friday, November 14, is $1 Dress Down Friday. All money will benefit student activities. The $1 Dress Down Fridays will continue throughout the school year and students must pay $1 if they choose to not to wear the school uniform. But remember, the money goes to a great cause... our students!
 

Are you interested in being a voting member of Bodine's first School Advisory Council? Nomination forms are available in the Main Office.

 

Bodine is an award-winning school

Bodine is an award-winning school

Highlights

Two Investment Teams of students, currently IB seniors, finished within the Top 10 Finalists in the Aberdeen / Wharton global Investment Competition. For more, read here: http://kwhs.wharton.upenn.edu/news/2014-investment-competition-finale-goes-global/

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Come Visit Us!

Tours of Bodine take place each of the next 2 Thursdays from 8 AM to 9 AM. The dates are 11/13 and 11/20.

We look forward to meeting you! 

 

Congratulations to Bodine's Boys' Basketball Coach Lynn Greer Sr. on his induction into the Virginia State University Hall of Fame! Read more about this former CBA and NBA player, and current Bodine coach by clicking here.

Make Money For Our School

Please help us raise money by recycling your odl ink cartridges. Bring your ink cartridges to the Main Office for recycling. Thank you!

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