Frankford High School 9-12

Principal
Michael Calderone

Oxford Ave. & Wakeling St.
Philadelphia PA 19124
Phone: 215-537-2519

Frankford High School will be a collaborative setting engaging all stakeholders in an inspirational and respectful learning environment that prepares students to be productive global citizens.

Frankford High School

 THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA

2016 New Student Orientation 

Frankford High School cordially invites all new students to our 2016 New Student Orientation! It begins at 9am on Friday, September 2nd in the Auditorium. Please enter the building through the marble staircase in the front of the building. See the flyer below for more information. Well see you then!

 

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Registration for new students will begin on Thursday, August 18th and run through Wednesday, August 31st.

 

Please report to the Main Entrance on the Oxford Avenue side of the building. Registrations will only take place between 9-11AM and 12-2PM. 

 

Click Here for the documents that you need to bring with you.

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Each student at Frankford is required to have the following list of supplies. Some of these supplies will need to be replenished on an “as needed basis” through the year. The supplies are:

 

  • 1 three-inch binder (any color is fine)
  • 1 pack of binder divider tabs 
  • 1 glue stick
  • I pack of colored pencils
  • 1 pack of wide rule loose-leaf paper (needs to be 3-hole punched and will need to be replenished during the year)
  • 1 three-ring pencil case (to attach inside the binder)
  • 2 highlighters (any color)
  • 5 pens (blue or black ink only)
  • 5 pencils
  • 1 red pen
  • 1 portable USB flash drive 
  • Agenda book/weekly calendar
  • 2 spiral notebooks (3-hole punched)
  • 1 small pencil sharpener (that will fit into the pencil case)

 

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Message from the Principal

Dear Parents and Guardians of Frankford High School Students:

 

Welcome back to the 2016-2017 school year! I hope that this letter finds you well and that you have all been enjoying your summer thus far. In addition to welcoming everyone “back to school”, I want to provide you with some important information regarding the upcoming school year.

 

The first day of school for all students is Wednesday, September 7, 2016. Similarly to last year, each Wednesday (starting on the first day of school) we will dismiss our students one hour early (2:02PM) to provide faculty and staff members the opportunities to meet in both interdisciplinary and departmental teams to discuss student data and instructional techniques.

 

Our early dismissal days also provide our students with time for “real world” learning experiences. I have enclosed some suggestions for students to spend this time productively in this mailing. 

 

The regular school day begins at 8:00AM and dismisses at 3:02PM. Students who receive transpasses from SEPTA are responsible for getting to school on the first day themselves. They will receive their transpasses during the day on September 7th to go home.

 

Please be mindful that students are expected and required to attend school each day on time. Breakfast will be provided in the Lunchroom from 7:30-7:55 only. It is imperative that you stress the importance of being on time to your child.

 

I look forward to seeing you all at our “Back to School Night” on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 5:30PM in the Auditorium. We have a great deal of information to share with you about some exciting new programs and offerings that we have for our students. There will also be a special session for parents of Seniors pertaining to graduation events and requirements. 

 

For more information you can visit Frankford High School on the web 24 hours per day at: www.philasd.org/schools/frankford

 

Respectfully Yours,

Michael J. Calderone, Principal

School Uniform

Our school uniform consists of red, blue or gold Frankford High School shirt with black or tan pants or skirts (knee length) for all 10th, 11th, and 12th graders.

 

All 9th graders must wear the gray Frankford golf shirt with black or tan pants/skirts. School shirts and gym uniforms must be purchased in the Frankford High School store.

 

School shirts are available for $10 a piece. Jeans or denim of any kind are not permitted to be worn as part of the school uniform.

 

School Calendar at a Glance

September 2016
  • 9/2 - New Student Orientation 9am
  • 9/7 - First Day of School
  • 9/21 - Back to School Night 5:30pm 
  • 9/29 - 2017/18 School Selection Process Begins 
  • 9/30 - No School 
October 2016
  • 10/3 - No School - Rosh Hashanah
  • 10/4 - No School - Rosh Hashanah
  • 10/12 - No School - Yom Kippur
  • 10/19 - PSAT Exams

 

Michael J. Calderone, Principal

About Our Principal:

 

Mr. Calderone spent the 8 years prior to becoming principal of Frankford High School as the principal of Harding Middle School, our largest feeder school. Prior to arriving at Harding he was a teacher and a Dean of Students at James Dobson School in Manayunk.

 

Principal Calderone received his Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Shippensburg University and Master's Degree in Education from Cabrini College. He is currently a doctoral candidate at St. Joseph's University and plans to earn this degree in May of 2017.

Points of Pride

Points of Pride 

Home of the Champions
  • CHEERLEADERS - 10 consecutive years - First place!
  • 18 other Athletic / Sports Programs
  • White Williams Scholars
  • National Honor Society 
  • AP Classes and Honors Classes Offered
  • Saturday Credit Recovery and Grade Improvement
  • JROTC
  • Culinary Arts Program
  • Robotics Club

Red Cross Twinkle Star Scholarship 2011-2012          

Documentary - “Pressure Cooker”

6 ABC News:

03/30/2010 - Cooking Teacher Gets Rachael Ray Surprise

Parent Survey

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