Points of Pride: Small academic school modeled after the college prep curriculum at Central High. In 2007-08 will offer honors and advanced courses in English, math, science and history; 16 after-school clubs including intramural, JV and varsity sports; community partners; students do 40 hours of community service.
Location: 18 S. Seventh St.
Principal: Thomas R. Davidson
Basics: Each year adds an incoming freshman class. In the 2007-08 school year it will be a grades 9-10 school and by 2009-10 will be 9-12; Enrollment (2006-07): 96 ninth graders; $1.6 operating budget.
Points of Pride: The high school has been created through a collaboration and partnership with significant civic and cultural institutions. The school takes advantage of the City of Philadelphia's unparalleled historical setting and resources by creating an educational program that emphasizes a knowledge of history, active citizenship and Democratic deliberation.
Stephen A. Douglas*
Location: 2700 E. Huntingdon St.
Principal: Patricia Parson
Program: Academic and work-based learning
Science Leadership Academy*
Location: 2130 Arch St.
Principal: Chris Lehmann
Program: In partnership with the Franklin Institute; rigorous college-preparatory program focusing on science, mathematics, technology and entrepreneurship. Students pursue inquiry-driven, project-based learning with emphasis on research, collaboration, presentation and reflection.
High School of the Future*
Location: 4021 Parkside Ave.
Principal: Shirley P. Grover
Program: Collaboration between district and Microsoft Corp., the school has state of the art technology and aims to become 21st century learning environment.
*Source: School District of Philadelphia