South Philadelphia High School

Kimlime Chek-Taylor

2101 South Broad Street
Philadelphia PA 19148
Phone: 215-952-6220

Providing all students with the academic, technological & social skills needed to be productive & contributing citizens in our society.

South Philadelphia High School

SPHS Freshman Orientation

SPHS Freshman Orientation
September 1, 2016
(Choose a Session)
Session 1:  9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Session 2:  1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Session 3:  4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
(Full info below after Principal's message!)

Message from the Principal


South Philadelphia High School Family:


   The mission of South Philadelphia High School is to create a community school in which our students are supported through academics, Career and Technical (CTE) programs, sports, clubs and outside providers to successfully graduate from high school. Our students will master academic skills and earn vocational certifications which will enable them to pursue post-secondary education, employment, or military careers. Our ultimate goal is to graduate productive and engaged citizens who contribute in a positive way to society.


   Our comprehensive CTE programs, including Business Technology, Carpentry, Child Care & Support Services Management, Commercial and Advertising Art, Computer Technology, Culinary, Engineering Technologies and Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, emphasize employability, technological skills and transition-to-work services. Our award winning JROTC program prepares our students for military careers through self-discipline and leadership training. Our sports program promotes teamwork and the health and wellbeing of our students. Clubs and electives promote cultural awareness, creating well rounded individuals. Our academic instruction is driven by current research and the changing paradigm of education. Graduates of South Philadelphia High School will enter the world as competitive, well rounded citizens.

Yours in service,

Kimlime Chek-Taylor, 


Freshman Orientation

The School District of Philadelphia
South Philadelphia High School
2101 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia PA 19148
Office - 215-952-6220 * Fax – 215-551-2275 



Kimlime Chek-Taylor, Principal  
Nina Gavula, Assistant Principal       
Antonio Anderson, Climate Manager 
Crystal M. Edwards, 9th Grade Academy Assistant Principal 


August 22, 2016 

Dear Students & Parents/Guardians: 


Congratulations!  Welcome to the South Philadelphia High School “Southern” Family.  We are excited about the prospects that a new school year brings and look forward to working with you. 


You are cordially invited to South Philadelphia High School’s Freshman Orientation on September 1, 2016.  Our orientation is designed to ensure that every 9th grade student has a smooth transition to high school.  During the orientation, each student will receive a roster, a student ID, and will rotate through various workshops relating to Southern’s expectations.  Additionally, parents/guardians and students will have the opportunities to tour the building and to meet staff members who will address any questions or concerns that they might have.  In order to accommodate your schedule, we will offer 3 different sessions.  


Please choose 1 session that you would like to attend. 


Session 1:  9:00 am to 12:00 pm 

Session 2:  1:00 pm to 3:30 pm 

Session 3:  4:00 pm to 6:30 pm 


Program Agenda: 


~ Welcome Parents/Guardians and Students – Ms. Edwards, 9th Grade Academy Assistant Principal  

                                                              Ms. Jones, Program Coordinator College & Career Readiness 

~ Workshops, tour the building & meet with Southern Staff  

We recognize that starting at a new school can be a challenging experience and we encourage you to take this opportunity to get off to a great start.  We have no doubt that with your help this will be another successful school year here at South Philadelphia High School.  Please feel free to contact us at (215) 952-6220 if you have any questions or concerns about this event or any other matters.   




Kimlime Chek-Taylor