Information & Resources
Graduation & Promotion Requirements
Requirements summary from the School District Graduation & Promotion Requirements Section IV:High School Promotion and Graduation Standards:
- Promotion based on credits earned:
- to 10th grade - 5 credits
- to 11th grade - 11 credits
- to 12th grade -17.5 credit or sufficient number of credits to reach 23.5 by the end of 12th grade
- Passing grade at the high school level is described as a D or higher (65 or higher)
- Grade 12 students graduate if they earned 23.5 credits, including:
- 4 in English, 3 in Mathematics, 3 in Science
- 3 in Social Studies, 1 in African American History, 2 in World Language
- 2 in Arts and Humanities, 1 in Physical Education, 0.5 in Health
- 4 in electives: one elective must be in Mathematics, Science, International Baccalaureate or Advanced Placement (AP) course, or a Multidisciplinary or Service Learning Project
- Students who do not have sufficient credits for promotion or graduation due to failures shall be assigned to attend the district’s Summer Program or an accredited Summer Program outside the district before promotion or graduation
- Students with disabilities shall be promoted or graduate if they satisfactorily complete a special education program developed by an Individualized Education Program team
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Key Student Resources
Please take some time to review the information & resources below:
Student Success Center
Opportunities and information provided by coordinator Ms. McMillan
School District College & Career Awareness office: Provides resources and guidance to Philadelphia's students to pursue their dreams. Provides college visits, and resources on college preparation and career development- 40 E. High Street- call 215-400-4130.
White-Williams Scholars: Gives monthly stipends to high-achieving, low-income public high school students that maintain A’s and B’s. Also publishes the Teen Philly Resource Guide.
Teen Philly Resource Guide: Resource Guide that lists hundreds of activities and services for teens (a MUST for all teens and families)- 215 S. Broad Street, 5th Fl- 215-735-4480
The Ellis Trust: Grants and Scholarships for High School Girls Residing in Philadelphia. The Ellis Trust provides financial assistance for school needs, extracurricular programs, summer camps and/or high school tuition for high-achieving girls in grades 9-12 who reside in Philadelphia. Eligible girls are from single parent families who meet federal reduced lunch income eligibility guidelines. Call 215-735-4483 with questions.
Philadelphia Futures: Prepares students from low-income families to enter and succeed in college by providing mentoring, academic enrichment, college guidance and financial incentives. Also publishes Step Up to College, a guide to the college and financial aid application processes that is distributed to all high school students; the Guide also is available free of charge on request.- 230 S. Broad St, 7th Fl (215)-790-1666
CORE Philly (College Opportunity Resources for Education program): Offers scholarships to ALL Philadelphia high school seniors for their first year in college. This initiative ensures that all of Philadelphia's children have access to the benefits of a higher education -call 215-246-3513 or go to thier website below to apply
Youngs Scholars Program-The University of Pennsylvania's College of General Studies: Offers a special opportunity for academically exceptional local junior and senior high school students to take college courses with Penn students and earn full college credit-call 215-746-6901.
College Access Program: Provides college readiness guidance for over 8,000 students a year- 3 offices- Center City- The Gallery I- 215-574-1341, North Phila. The Rivera Bldg, 2603 N. 5th Street, 4th Fl. 215-739-9360, and West Phila. 4601 Market Street, 3rd Fl 215-476-222
PHEAA (PA Higher Education Assistance Agency): A one-stop resource to help students meet their academic, financial aid, and career planning needs- 215-735-2877
Philadelphia Youth Network-Summer Jobs and Internships. A non-profit organization dedicated to youth workforce development that promotes academic achievement and career success. Oversees youth employment and training programs through contracts with youth-serving organizations. 714 Market Street, Suite 304 Call 267-502-3800 and ask for listing of jobs/internships.
Greater Philadelphia Cares: Multiple volunteer opportunities in the Philadelphia area-call 215-564-4544 for more info