Philly high school fair to be Nov. 16

The Philly High High School Fair, a chance for middle-schoolers and their families to check out prospective high schools for 2014-15 enrollment, will be held in West Philadelphia. Here, a Central High School student blows a kiss as her classmates line up inside the Kimmel Center for graduation in 2012. Central High will be among the schools represented at this year's High School Fair.
The Philly High High School Fair, a chance for middle-schoolers and their families to check out prospective high schools for 2014-15 enrollment, will be held in West Philadelphia. Here, a Central High School student blows a kiss as her classmates line up inside the Kimmel Center for graduation in 2012. Central High will be among the schools represented at this year's High School Fair. (DAVID MAIALETTI / Staff Photographer)
Posted: November 08, 2013

THE PHILLY High School Fair, a chance for middle-schoolers and their families to check out prospective high schools for 2014-15 enrollment, will be held in West Philadelphia.

Representatives from about 80 city schools - district, parochial and charter - will be at the Armory at Drexel University, 33rd Street near Market, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 16.

The annual event, which is usually organized by the district, had been canceled because of the district's fiscal issues; last year, it cost $137,000 to put on. This year, the Philadelphia Schools Partnership and other nonprofits are sponsoring the fair.

Confirmed schools include: Academy at Palumbo, Carver High School of Engineering & Science, Central High School, Maritime Academy Charter School, Mastery Charter Schools and Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls, among dozens of others.

- Regina Medina

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