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1 18 S. 7th Street Philadelphia, PA Phone: Fax: Tom Davidson, Principal Constitution High School

2 Partnerships National Constitution Center Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Ballard Spahr Law Firm The History Channel

3 Our Commitment

4 Knowledge of History Walking Tours utilize the city’s rich history to enhance classroom learning.

5 Deliberation Students Debate and Deliberate

6 Active Citizenship Service Learning demonstrates our commitment to creating engaged and active citizens.

7 CREATING A SCHOOL GOVERNMENT GOAL: Establish a way in which students can continuously engage in the three tenets of our school and appreciate the success and challenges of governing. Executive - Principal Faculty Senate House of Students

8 School Government Students have some control over issues facing our school Focused elections on issues, committees formed Students vote on issues Legislation Campaign Financing Out-for-Lunch School Hours Dress Code Sponsored recycling program Wii Tennis Tournament Service Learning Leadership Conferences

9 9th Grade Schedule All classes are 50 minutes Social Studies all year long -- 3 different courses: The U.S. Constitution Historiography sent large number of freshman to NHD city/states/National African American History student-driven inquiry, Annual Great Slavery Debates, Trip to NYC English I, Spanish I, Physical Science/Biology, Algebra or Geometry, Art History & Technology (there are some exceptions)

10 10th Grade Schedule All classes 50 minutes American Studies -- all year survey of pre-Colonial Era to Progressive Era English II, Spanish II, Geometry or Algebra II, Biology or Chemistry Health & PE, Art History and Technology

11 11th Grade Schedule All classes are 50 minutes AP US History or AP Government English III, PSSA & SAT Prep, Algebra II, Chemistry, Health & PE, Jr. Seminar Electives- Music, Journalism, Sociology, Playwriting, Constitutional Law, Economics, Psychology, Business Management, Debate

12 12th Grade Schedule All classes are 50 minutes English 4 or AP Literature and World History or AP World History NHD/Service Senior Project AP and college equivalency classes include Psychology, Physics, Discrete Math, AP Environmental Science, Pre-Calculus, Calculus Electives (similar to 11 th grade) & Internships

13 Extra Curricular Activities Student Newspaper Student Government Student Court Athletics Mock Trial Debate Drama Yearbook Service Learning Spanish Club G.S.A Peer Mediation And Many MORE!

14 Special Events Kabul Connection- Marefat HS Sister School in Kabul, Afghanistan Chinese & Latvian Student Visit Spring Break Trip to Latvia Ballard Spahr’s job shadowing and mentor programs Graduation on the lawn of the National Constitution Center

15 9th Grade Trips Late Fall: Washington DC Spring: New York City

16 10th Grade Trips Late Fall: Baltimore, MD Spring: Gettysburg

17 Upperclass Trips Juniors: Washington DC Seniors: To be determined

18 Admissions Criteria Grades: As, Bs and one C Excellent Attendance Positive Behavior Record Required Essay Personal Interview See your counselor for more information and application procedures

19 Upcoming Events The School District of Philadelphia High School Fair At the Liacouras Center at Temple University Saturday September 29, 10 am – 2 pm Sunday September 30, 10 am - 2 pm Constitution High School Open House 18 S. 7th St. Philadelphia, PA Thursday, October 4, 6 - 7:30 pm

20 Final Thoughts


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