The School District of Philadelphia
Office of Communications
440 N. Broad Street, Suite 301~Philadelphia, PA 19130-4015~(215)400-4040
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Megan Lello
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