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Math
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Science
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Reading
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School Details

  • School TypePublic District Special Admit
  • Grade Levels5-12
  • Waiting List SizeDepends on the grade
  • Enrollment627
  • PrincipalMs. Jovan Moore
  • Phone Number215-400-8230
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (7, 37, G)
  • Address 2136 West Ritner Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19145
  • NeighborhoodGirard Estates
  • Application DeadlineNovember 2nd, 2018
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Mission

GAMP is a college-preparatory school committed to providing an educational environment in which all learners succeed. As a learning community that strives for academic and musical excellence, we are committed to the continued development of an...

GAMP is a college-preparatory school committed to providing an educational environment in which all learners succeed. As a learning community that strives for academic and musical excellence, we are committed to the continued development of an educational environment that prepares students for the demands of higher education.

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Points of Pride

Annual musical theater production. Award-winning cheerleading squad yearly. City leader in college and career readiness. Community partnerships with the Kimmel Center, the Mann Music Center, Astral Artists and the Philadelphia Orchestra Association.

Annual musical theater production. Award-winning cheerleading squad yearly. City leader in college and career readiness. Community partnerships with the Kimmel Center, the Mann Music Center, Astral Artists and the Philadelphia Orchestra Association.

Admissions Policy

Must have A's and B's on all report cards. Must score at least the 80th percentile or higher on PSSA for Philadelphia public school students and a standardized test for non-public school students. Must have exemplary attendance, punctuality...

Must have A's and B's on all report cards. Must score at least the 80th percentile or higher on PSSA for Philadelphia public school students and a standardized test for non-public school students. Must have exemplary attendance, punctuality and behavior. Must complete a vocal audition. Applicants who have played an instrument for more than one year are also encouraged to audition for instrumental music.

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Safety & Culture

Reflecting on our own collective knowledge and research on the best instructional practices, we will provide an educational environment that will be cooperative, interactive, rigorous in standards, and responsive to the diverse needs of our learners.

Reflecting on our own collective knowledge and research on the best instructional practices, we will provide an educational environment that will be cooperative, interactive, rigorous in standards, and responsive to the diverse needs of our learners.

Accreditations & Honors

Winner: Title I Award for the state of Pennsylvania from among all 501 School Districts (2010); Winner: Citywide Cheerleading Competition (2012, 2013); Winner: High School and Middle School National Academic League (2009); City leader in College and...

Winner: Title I Award for the state of Pennsylvania from among all 501 School Districts (2010); Winner: Citywide Cheerleading Competition (2012, 2013); Winner: High School and Middle School National Academic League (2009); City leader in College and Career Readiness (2014); Grammy winner (2015)

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School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 27.8%
White 41.1%
Hispanic 4.6%
Asian 17.3%
Other 9.3%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 58.9%
Male Students 41.1%

Special Education

Special Ed 5.1%

Gifted Education

Gifted 8.9%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 50%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 0.4%

Students Per Grade

5th Grade Students
66
6th Grade Students
99
7th Grade Students
99
8th Grade Students
99
9th Grade Students
66
10th Grade Students
66
11th Grade Students
66
12th Grade Students
66
Total Students
627

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
0.6

Academics

College Rate

College Rate 85%

AP Class Offerings

  • Biology,
  • English Literature,
  • Environmental Science,
  • Music Theory,
  • Statistics,
  • US History

Activities & Programs

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs

  • Voc Other

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Instrumental,
  • Choir,
  • Drum Line,
  • Other Instrumental,
  • School Plays,
  • School Musicals,
  • Film,
  • Jazz,
  • Orchestra

Sports Programs

  • Basketball,
  • Baseball,
  • Softball,
  • Tennis,
  • Cross Country,
  • Cheerleading,
  • Girls Tennis,
  • Sports Other

Other Sports

GAMP also partners with South Philadelphia High School offering students the opportunity to participate in any sport that is not offered at GAMP. Middle School boys basketball and girls basketball.

GAMP also partners with South Philadelphia High School offering students the opportunity to participate in any sport that is not offered at GAMP. Middle School boys basketball and girls basketball.

Other Activities

National Honor Society, GAMP Voice ( on-line Newspaper); Red Cross Club, Diversity Club, Jefferson Awards Program in association with the GAMP Student Council, Debate Club and "Gift of Life" Organ Donation Organization.

National Honor Society, GAMP Voice ( on-line Newspaper); Red Cross Club, Diversity Club, Jefferson Awards Program in association with the GAMP Student Council, Debate Club and "Gift of Life" Organ Donation Organization.

Electives

Grades 7/8 - Creative Writing, From Text to Film, Global Citizenship and Current Events, Literature, Photo Journalism, Public Speaking, Service Learning, Sociology and Self. Grades 9 - 12 - Contemporary Issues in Science: Environmental Outreach, Food...

Grades 7/8 - Creative Writing, From Text to Film, Global Citizenship and Current Events, Literature, Photo Journalism, Public Speaking, Service Learning, Sociology and Self. Grades 9 - 12 - Contemporary Issues in Science: Environmental Outreach, Food and Robotics: Contemporary issues in Science, Music Technology, Personal Finance, Public Speaking, The sociology of Everyday Life.

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Language Programs

  • Spanish,
  • Latin

Parent Programs

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

Parent Involvement

Back to School night; annual school raffle fundraising event managed by the Home and School Association; Winter and Spring Music festivals; Annual Musical Theatre Production and the Annual Student Talent Show

Back to School night; annual school raffle fundraising event managed by the Home and School Association; Winter and Spring Music festivals; Annual Musical Theatre Production and the Annual Student Talent Show

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