Archbishop Ryan students like the ones in Sr. Alice Hess’ math class will be eligible for college credits as part of a partnership with Holy Family University. Photo/Bill Achuff
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office of Catholic Education announced Wednesday a partnership between Holy Family University and Archbishop Ryan High School.
Ryan students who graduate with a GPA of at least 2.5 will be eligible for admission into Holy Family with application fees waived. While in high school, Ryan students will be able to take dual-credit classes at Holy Family that meet their graduation requirements and count toward university credit. continue reading »
Archbishop Ryan High School students use Skype to video conference with former MLB player Jim Abbott for the One Book, One School program. Photo: Steven Mitchell
Students and faculty at Archbishop Ryan High School had the opportunity last week to video conference with former major league baseball pitcher and author Jim Abbott, who was born without a right hand.
The video conference was about Abbott’s new book, Imperfect: An Improbable Life, written by Abbott and Tim Brown. The book was selected for the school’s reading program, One Book, One School. continue reading »
Many Philadelphia parents want to take advantage of the city’s varied school options but feel they need better information.
The Philadelphia School Partnership wants to help.
PSP, along with Mayor Michael Nutter and Philadelphia Superintendent William Hite, will launch GreatPhillySchools Monday. continue reading »
Lawncrest Community Association President Bill Dolbow and First Philadelphia Charter School Dean of Students Debbie Smith, former St. William’s classmates. Photo/Shannon McDonald
The students of St. William’s parish won’t return this year, but the classroom bells are still ringing.
After closing its doors for good in June as part of an archdiocesan-wide plan to consolidate resources, the Catholic parish is leasing its two buildings to two charter schools. continue reading »
Freshman creative writing students prepare for their first day of class with Ms. Terese Lewis. NewsWorks Photo/Kimberly Paynter
Many Philadelphia Catholic school students are back in class this week. The first day back to school wasn’t always a certainty.
One Day One at St. Hubert’s High School for Girls — which narrowly avoided being closed last year by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia — teacher Terese Lewis faced rows of desks full of smiling students. They quietly nodded along while she talked and cut open a box full of binders. continue reading »
Future St. Hubert students rallied in January to help keep the all-girls Catholic high school open. Photo/Michelle Alton
Closing schools, selling properties — the Philadelphia Archdiocese’s economic woes have been well documented. Now, in a nationwide first, archdiocese leaders hope to rejuvenate the city’s catholic education system by handing the keys over to a group with a better business pedigree.
When St. Hubert’s student Danielle Talbot was told in January that her high school was closing, she couldn’t help herself.
“I cried…a lot,” she said. continue reading »
Despite concerns from some School Reform Commission members, First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School’s charter has been renewed.
It was one of five charters renwed Friday, and the biggest approved expansion. With the renewal come 1,150 new seats. continue reading »
What makes Northeast Philadelphia special?
Rising high school sophomore, juniors and seniors are invited to submit videos in line with that theme for a video contest held by Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame organizers.
High schoolers in the Northeast can submit three- to six-minute videos that meet the theme, “Uncovering Northeast Philly: What makes Northeast Philadelphia special?” continue reading »
MyHighSchoolGuide.com lets Philadelphia students see all their public high school options and qualification requirements.
For middle school students looking into their high school options, the School District of Philadelphia has 60 options. But what are the chances those students will get the chance to really consider all their options?
A tool developed over the weekend gives students the run-down on citywide, neighborhood and selective schools across the city, letting kids see what their options are based on their performance, and giving them and their parents a sense of the schools’ environments. continue reading »
Comly Elementary School students got a peek at their new outdoor classroom Thursday. Photo/Office of Rep. Brendan Boyle
Pa. Rep. Brendan Boyle, D-170th, in partnership with Tidy Cats, was at Comly Elementary School in Somerton with Principal Michelle Byruch, students and teachers to unveil Comly’s outdoor classroom.
“Outdoor classrooms provide an opportunity for teachers to engage their students in ways that are not possible within the walls of a traditional classroom,” Boyle said. continue reading »