Student & Parent Handbook

Frankford High School Student & Parent Handbook 2022 – 2023

Electronics Policy

Frankford High School Cell Phone Guidelines 2022-2023

Students will be responsible for bringing chromebooks to and from school for learning. This is called a 1:1 approach; wherein, all students are assigned one laptop per year to utilize. This is the only technology that will be allowed in tbe building. Cell phones are still prohibited, in addition to the following items: cell smart watches, iPods, iPads, laser pointers, and electronic gaming devices.  It is vitally important that all students do not have earbuds or headphones on in the Hallways in case of an emergency message being communicated over the PA System.

Cell phones are prohibited in Frankford High School. Students are expected to place their cellphones, smart watches and ear buds in a YONDR bag upon entrance and lock the bag. Phones must be turned off prior to sealing the bag. YONDR bags will not be opened for students until dismissal. In the case of an early dismissal, early release or a sporting/club event the bags will be opened at the student entrance for students who are approved to leave. YONDR bags are the property of Frankford High School. The first bag will be provided at no cost. If a bag is damaged or lost it is the student’s responsibility to replace the bag at the cost of $10.

Bags will be checked each morning and may be randomly checked throughout the school day. If a bag is found to be broken, the bag and phone will be confiscated. The bag will need to be replaced and the cell phone will be returned to a parent/guardian only.  Cell phones will not be held by school personnel if a student forgets their bag, the student must turn the phone in and a parent/guardian will need to come retrieve it and purchase a new bag if it is damaged/lost. If the student refuses to turn the phone in or place it in their assigned YONDR bag they will not be permitted to enter. They will need to be picked up in the welcome center.

If a student is seen with a phone by any staff member, the staff member will contact the grade level dean to report the student and the below consequences will be enforced.

Consequences for noncompliance with Frankford Cell Phone Policy:

1st Violation: The phone will be confiscated and locked in a safe. The student will complete the “Cell Phone Policy Violation Acknowledgement” form and receive their phone at the end of the day.

2nd-3rd Violation: The phone will be confiscated and locked in a safe. The parent will complete the “Cell Phone Policy Violation Acknowledgement” form and the student will receive their phone at the end of the next school day.

Continued Violations: The phone will be confiscated and locked in a safe. The phone will be held by the school until the end of the marking period. The parent will need to complete the “Cell Phone Policy Violation” form after attending a scheduled meeting during the report card conferences.

Frankford HS is NOT responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged electronics

Graduation Requirements

Students must have 23.5 credits in the following areas:

CourseCredits List of Classes Offered
English4English 1, English 2, English 3, English 4, AP Literature, AP Language and Composition
History4World History, African American History, American History, Social Science, Survey of Law, AP US Government and Politics, AP United States History, Aviation Physiology & Psychology*, Aviation Law and FDA Regulations*, Geography*
Mathematics3Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Algebra 2 Honors, Statistics, Pre-Calculus Honors, Math of Personal Finance
Science3Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Forensics, Physics, Environmental Science, Earth Science, AP Biology, Aviation Meteorology*
Electives3Science Proficiency Development, Language of Math, Math of Personal Finance, Math Proficiency Development, Journalism, Survey of Literature, English Proficiency Development, Survey of Law, Culinary Arts 1, Culinary Arts 2, Culinary Arts 3, JROTC 1, JROTC 2, JROTC 3, JROTC 4, SAT Prep, Senior Capstone, Peer Group Connection, Sports Management
World Language2French 1, French 2, French 3 Honors, Spanish 1, Spanish 2, Spanish 3 Honors, Spanish 4, Spanish for Spanish Speakers 1
Arts and Humanities2Art 1, Art 2, Ceramics 1, Ceramics 2, Ceramics 3, Cultural Traditions in the Arts, Introduction to Film, Photographic Media 1, Photographic Media 2, Photographic Media 3 Honors

Band 1, Band 2, Band 3 Honors, Choir 2, Choir 2, Choir 3 Honors, Choir 4 Honors, Guitar 1, Guitar 2, Introduction to Music, Modern Band, Orchestra, Percussion

Health and Physical Education1.5Health, Personal Fitness, Physical Education, Unified Sports, Yoga
Math/Science Elective1Any Math or Science beyond the minimal 3 credit requirement.
*Aviation Program Students Only
*Programs that include additional requirements: Aviation & Culinary
Promotion Requirements
9th to 10th Grade: 5 credits
10th to 11th grade: 11 credits
11th grade to 12th grade: 17.5 credits

School-Parent Compact

A parent input meeting was held on April 23, 2020 where parents were encouraged to give input into the development of this Compact. To understand how working together can benefit your child, it is first important to understand the district’s and school’s goals for student academic achievement.


  1. 100% of students will graduate ready for college and career.
  2. 100% of 8-year-olds will read on grade level.
  3. 100% of schools will have great principals and teachers.
  4. SDP will have 100% of the funding we need for great schools, and zero deficit.

The Parent and Family Engagement Policy

In support of strengthening student academic achievement, Frankford High School receives Title I, Part A funds and therefore must jointly develop with, agree on with, and distribute to parents and family members of participating children a written parent and family engagement policy that contains information required by section 1116(b) and (c) of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The policy establishes the school’s expectations for parent and family engagement and describes how the school will implement a number of specific parent and family engagement activities, and it is incorporated into the school’s plan submitted to the local educational agency (LEA).

The Frankford High School agrees to implement the following requirements as outlined by Section 1116:

Right to Know

As the parent or guardian of a student attending a school that receives dollars Federal Title I, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the teacher (s) and instructional assistant (s) who teach your child. Federal law requires each Title I school district to comply with and provide you with the information requested in a timely manner. All schools have on file a list of teachers and your professional qualifications.

At any time, you can ask:

  • Whether the teacher met the state requirements and certification requirements for the grade and subject he / she is teaching,
  • If the teacher received an emergency or conditional certificate by which the
    waived state ratings, and
  • What college or graduate degrees does the teacher hold, including certificates of postgraduate and additional degrees, and major (s) or area (s) of concentration.
  • If your child receives help from an instructional assistant and, if so, their ratings.


Shared Values

  • Instruction must be tailored to meet individual needs.
  • A partnership must exist among the students, family, school staff and community.
  • We must foster a desire for lifelong learning.
  • Student cooperation and ownership is crucial.
  • Common values and ethical conduct must be shared among members of the school community
  • Excellent attendance is crucial.
  • Multiculturalism and diversity must be integrated into all aspects of the school community
  • A positive learning environment must exist.
  • Technology must remain current, including instruction, skills and applications.

Declaration Of Beliefs And Visions

We support The School District of Philadelphia’s Declaration of Beliefs and Visions, which states that:

  • All children can learn at high levels.
  • All children can reach their learning potential and that the achievement gap can be closed.
  • Schools have an enormous impact on children’s lives.
  • All children should be educated in a safe and orderly environment.

Frankford High School will be a collaborative setting engaging all stakeholders in an inspirational and
respectful environment that prepares students to be productive global citizen.