Frankford High School 9-12

Principal
Michael Calderone

Oxford Ave. & Wakeling St.
Philadelphia PA 19124
Phone: 215-400-7200

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs - General

  1. What is the school's policy on electronic devices? e.g. cell phones, iPods, MP3 players, etc.
  2. What is an academy?
  3. How do I obtain a copy of my transcripts?
  4. What are the requirements for the Twilight Program?
  5. How do I know which academy my child is in?
  6. How do I obtain a copy of my diploma?
  7. What are your school hours?
  1. What is the school's policy on electronic devices? e.g. cell phones, iPods, MP3 players, etc.

    There are a number of reasons that electronicdevices are not allowed at school. They are distractions, they can be used tocompromise school safety and they can be used to promote academic dishonesty (cheating ).  Electronic devices area distraction in the learning environment. If electronic devices are "seen, heard or used " during the school day, other than at lunch inthe cafeteria, school staff has the right to confiscate the item. Confiscateditems are returned to a parent, after the first infraction. If they areconfiscated a second time, the items are held until the end of the school year.

     

    There are also SAFETY issues related to electronicdevices. Some students have used their cell phones to text other students tocome to a classroom to confront other students; some students have calledrelatives to come to school to intervene in a dispute. Theft is also a concernwith electronic devices. There have been instances where some students havesent test questions to other students; this is academic dishonesty( cheating ).

     

    Students have access to telephones at schoolfor any legitimate reason and there is no reason for students to use electronicdevices during classroom instruction or when walking through the building.Students who refuse to surrender their electronic devices will be disciplinedaccording to the Code of Student Conduct.

     

  2. What is an academy?
    An academy is a “school within a school."  It is designed to be smaller, more personal and focused on a specific theme.Research has shown that students in large , comprehensive high schools, such as Frankford, perform better academically and socially when they are in smaller learning organizations. Frankford has 1,900 students; each Academy has approximately 600 students. 
  3. How do I obtain a copy of my transcripts?

    Frankford High School only keeps records for 2 years.  If you have graduated within the past 2 years, you may come to Frankford's main office with a $10.00 money order made payable to the School District of Philadelphia to request your transcripts.  

     

    If you have graduated over 2 years ago, you may go to the Student Records office located at 440 North Broad Street with a $10.00 money order made payable to the School District of Philadelphia to request your transcripts. 

     

  4. What are the requirements for the Twilight Program?

    EOP (Educational Options Program) , formerly known as Twilight, is an adult diploma program.  Students must be 17 or older (no maximum age) and have at least 8 credits.  EOP classes run  in semesters, ( 4 ) during the regular school year; September through June; from 3:15 to 6:15, Mondays through Thursdays.  Contact the ROSTER OFFICE for Registration dates , times and location for the semester that you are interested in.

  5. How do I know which academy my child is in?

    The middle number of the 3 digit ADVISORY ( book number ) located on your student’s roster will show which academy your child is in. 

    Business Academy  __ 3 __     

    Health Academy __ 1 __

    Law and Government Academy  __ 2 __

    For example, an Advisory number of 334 would indicate a student in the Business Academy; an Advisory number of 421 would indicate a student in the Law & Government Academy and an Advisory number of 115 would indicate a student in the Health Academy.

     

  6. How do I obtain a copy of my diploma?
    To obtain a copy of your diploma, you must come to Frankford High School's main office with a $5.00 money order made payable to the School District of Philadelphia.  Please note that your diploma can take over 18-20 weeks to be processed and returned. 

     

  7. What are your school hours?
    Our school hours are from 7:50 - 2:54 each day.