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General Information:

Education Law Center

The Philadelphia Public School Notebook

 

How to Transfer to a District Public High School:

School District of Philadelphia - Voluntary Transfer Program

School District of Philadelphia – Voluntary Transfer Program Application (PDF)

School District of Philadelphia – High School Directory (PDF)

Pennsylvania Department of Education – List of Persistently Dangerous Schools

 

Public Elementary and Middle Schools:

School District of Philadelphia – Elementary/Middle School Application

School District of Philadelphia – School Finder

School District of Philadelphia – Student Registration

Special Admission Schools: Interview and Audition Schedule

School District of Philadelphia - Voluntary Transfer Program

 

Choosing a Charter School:

 School District of Philadelphia: Charter School Directory

 

Understanding Catholic Schools:

Archdiocese of Philadelphia – Office of Catholic Education

Terra Nova

 

Choosing a Public High School:

Public School Notebook’s Fall Guide to High Schools

School District of Philadelphia – Student and Family Resource Centers

 

Cyber and Virtual Schools:

Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools – Cyber School List

Pennsylvania Department of Education: Information About Charter Schools

 

Home Schooling:

Pennsylvania Department of Education: Overview of Homeschooling

School District of Philadelphia:  Policy and Procedures – Home Schooling

 

Finding a Great Preschool:

UWSEPA Resources for Parents

Promising Kids (from Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children)

PA Keys

PA Promise for Children

PA COMPASS

 

Financial aid and scholarships:

A Better Chance

Bravo Educational Foundation

Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS)

Connelly Foundation

Sallie Mae K-12 Family Education Loan

Ellis Trust

The Children’s Scholarship Fund of Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Foundation Community Scholarship Fund

Steppingstone Scholars, Inc.

 

Financial Planning for College 

Applying for Financial Aid

College Scholarships & Grants

 

Internet Access

Comcast Internet Essentials

Philadelphia KEYSPOTS