The School District of Philadelphia
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Megan Lello
215-400-6887



02/13/2017

MEDIA ADVISORY

OVER 200 STUDENTS TO RECEIVE HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS AT MID-YEAR GRADUATION CEREMONY

Students enrolled in alternative educational programs throughout District’s Opportunity Network

PHILADELPHIA – On Wednesday, February 15, more than 200 students will obtain their high school diplomas during The School District of Philadelphia’s annual Mid-Year Graduation Ceremony. The students attend schools in the District’s Opportunity Network, which provides non-traditional educational options for out of school youth, students who are at significant risk of dropping out of school, students who are subject to disciplinary measures, and adults who have not completed high school. These options include accelerated high school programs, transition schools, and the Educational Options Program (EOP), among others.

Wednesday’s graduation ceremony will involve students of all ages, including a 71-year-old student in the EOP at Benjamin Franklin High School. An additional 250 students met the requirements to graduate and will do so at other ceremonies in the near future.

WHO: Dr. William R. Hite, Superintendent, The School District of Philadelphia           
Christina Grant, Assistant Superintendent, The Opportunity Network           
High School principals                       
Student graduates and families

WHAT: Mid-Year Graduation Ceremony

WHERE: The School of the Future
4021 Parkside Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104 

WHEN: 6 p.m. 
Wednesday, February 15 

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