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Overall
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Constitution High School
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Math
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Science
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School Incidents
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Reading
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Attendance
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College Bound
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School Details

  • School TypePublic District Citywide
  • Grade Levels9-12
  • Waiting List Size50
  • Enrollment372
  • PrincipalBriana Dunn
  • Phone Number215-400-7850
  • SEPTA RoutesMFL (8th St.), Bus (17, 33, 44, 47, 47M, 48, 61, 62, 78)
  • Address 18 South 7th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106
  • NeighborhoodCenter City East
  • TuitionNone. School District of Philadephia magnet high scool
  • Application DeadlineNovember 2nd, 2018
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Mission

Constitution High School is a unique collaboration among the school district, the National Constitution Center, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. By engaging students with an appreciation for history and an understanding of the...

Constitution High School is a unique collaboration among the school district, the National Constitution Center, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. By engaging students with an appreciation for history and an understanding of the democratic principles embodied in the United States Constitution, this college-preparatory high school will develop the next generation of engaged citizens and civic leaders in government, public policy and law.

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Points of Pride

Founded in 2006 as Pennsylvania’s only social-studies-themed high school; 100% college acceptance rate for seniors in all six graduating classes; city, state and national finalists in National History Day competition; service learning required of all...

Founded in 2006 as Pennsylvania’s only social-studies-themed high school; 100% college acceptance rate for seniors in all six graduating classes; city, state and national finalists in National History Day competition; service learning required of all students; extensive extracurricular program; PIAA state boys basketball champions three of the last four years.

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Admissions Policy

Must have all A's, B's and C's on most recent report card. Must have no more than 10 total absences and lateness. Must have no negative disciplinary reports. Must submit a written essay (brought to the personal interview) on the following...

Must have all A's, B's and C's on most recent report card. Must have no more than 10 total absences and lateness. Must have no negative disciplinary reports. Must submit a written essay (brought to the personal interview) on the following prompt: “Who am I? What do I hope to get out of the high school experience? What do I want to contribute to this high school?” Must complete a personal interview.

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Safety & Culture

We are managed by a viable and effective safety plan, with one school police officer present at all times and easy access to Center City police; there is a precinct headquarters nearby at 7th and Chestnut streets.

We are managed by a viable and effective safety plan, with one school police officer present at all times and easy access to Center City police; there is a precinct headquarters nearby at 7th and Chestnut streets.

Accreditations & Honors

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Flagship School since 2007

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Flagship School since 2007

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 67.7%
White 6.5%
Hispanic 16.1%
Asian 6.2%
Other 3.5%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 56.2%
Male Students 43.8%

Special Education

Special Ed 11.3%

Gifted Education

Gifted 1.9%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 79%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 4.8%

Students Per Grade

9th Grade Students
101
10th Grade Students
101
11th Grade Students
91
12th Grade Students
79
Total Students
372

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
3.5

Academics

College Rate

College Rate 73%

AP Class Offerings

  • English Literature,
  • Politics,
  • Spanish,
  • Spanish Lit,
  • US History,
  • AP Class Other

Activities & Programs

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs

  • Voc Other

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Theater,
  • Visual Arts,
  • School Plays,
  • School Musicals,
  • Theater Group,
  • Poetry,
  • Literature,
  • Film,
  • Other

Sports Programs

  • Football,
  • Basketball,
  • Soccer,
  • Baseball,
  • Softball,
  • Track and Field,
  • Cross Country,
  • Dance,
  • Cheerleading,
  • Girls Basketball,
  • Bowling,
  • Girls Track and Field,
  • Girls Soccer,
  • Diving,
  • Girls Diving,
  • Volleyball,
  • Girls Volleyball

Other Activities

Chess Club, National Honor Society, Chorus, Debate, Yearbook, Video Club, Drama Club, Yoga/Wellness, Weight Room, Science Fair, Art Club, National History Day, Civil War Project, Spirit Club (Honor Roll Club, Multicultural Club, Fashion Club), Class...

Chess Club, National Honor Society, Chorus, Debate, Yearbook, Video Club, Drama Club, Yoga/Wellness, Weight Room, Science Fair, Art Club, National History Day, Civil War Project, Spirit Club (Honor Roll Club, Multicultural Club, Fashion Club), Class Activities, Tutoring Club, Gay Straight Alliance, Student Government, Mock Trial, Newspaper, Peer Mediation, Fundraising, Keystone/SAT/AP Test Prep, Technology Club, DJ Club, Spanish Club, Jr ROTC, Dance Club, Fashion Show, Science Fiction Club

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Electives

Debate, Yearbook, Film Studies, Teen Court, Constitutional Law, Philadelphia History, Philadelphia Young Playwrites, Economics, Peer Connections and Creative Writing

Debate, Yearbook, Film Studies, Teen Court, Constitutional Law, Philadelphia History, Philadelphia Young Playwrites, Economics, Peer Connections and Creative Writing

Language Programs

  • Spanish,
  • Additional Languages

Parent Programs

  • Parents Home and School Association,
  • Parents Classroom Volunteers,
  • Parents After School Volunteers

Parent Involvement

The Parent Support Group [PSG] meets once a month to devise fundraising projects and efforts to support and service the school program. Volunteer parents serve in the school, student/staff/parents committees, and also as field trip chaperones.

The Parent Support Group [PSG] meets once a month to devise fundraising projects and efforts to support and service the school program. Volunteer parents serve in the school, student/staff/parents committees, and also as field trip chaperones.

Before and After Care

  • Extended Programming

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