The School District of Philadelphia operates 13 accelerated high schools to help get off-track students (e.g., over-age, under-credited youth) back on track to graduation. This project examines literacy teaching and learning at the accelerated high schools to support program implementation and professional development there and to inform broader District efforts to invigorate literacy teaching and learning throughout the system, particularly for the lowest performing students. This project is supported by the William Penn Foundation.
Boosting Adolescent and Young Adult Literacy: An Examination of Literacy Teaching and Learning in Philadelphia’s Accelerated High Schools
In 2010-11, the School District of Philadelphia (the District) operated thirteen accelerated high schools that served approximately 2,000 under-credited, over-age students. Each of the accelerated schools was managed by one of seven external providers, each…
This snapshot is a guide to the School District of Philadelphia’s (the District’s) 13 accelerated high schools in the 2010-11 school year. The accelerated high schools were the result of a partnership between the District…