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Uniform Policy

It is our school’s belief that success for all students begins with being properly and decently dressed for school. While we no longer require a specific school uniform, all students are to come to school dressed in a respectful fashion and must wear their lanyard and school ID. Please be advised that as a safety precaution the student’s ID badges and lanyard must be visible (in front) at all times and worn around the student’s neck during school hours and during in-school events.

Students may only wear closed toed shoes or sneakers. Slippers, slides, sandals or flip-flops pose a safety risk and may not be worn at any time in Frankford High School.

Parents/guardians are strongly urged to ensure that their child comes to school dressed decently in regard to modesty, cleanliness, and dignity. Any student not meeting these expectations will be required to wear a school issued shirt.


School Supplies

As far as school supplies are concerned, each student at Frankford is required to have the following list of supplies. Some of these supplies will need to be replenished on an “as needed basis” through the year. The supplies are:

1 three-inch binder (any color is fine)
1 pack of binder divider tabs
1 glue stick
1 pack of college-ruled loose-leaf paper (needs to be 3-hole punched and will need to be replenished during the year)
2 highlighters (any color)
5 pens (blue or black ink only)
5 pencils
1 red pen
2 spiral notebooks (3-hole punched)

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, and Social Science, AP US Government and Politics
Mathematics3Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Algebra 2 Honors, Statistics, Pre-Calculus Honors
Science3Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Forensics, Physics, Environmental Science, Earth Science, AP Biology
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
World Language2French 1, French 2, French 3 Honors, Spanish 1, Spanish 2, Spanish 3 Honors
Arts and Humanities2Photographic Media 1, Photographic Media 2, Art 1, Art 2, Ceramics 1, Ceramics 2, Band, Modern Ban, Guitar, Percussion, Choir, Drama, Theatre, Musical Theatre, Intro to Music, Intro to Film
Health and Physical Education1.5Health, Physical Education, Unified Sports
Math/Science Elective1Any Math or Science beyond the minimal 3 credit requirement.
*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


The Parent and Family Engagement Policy

The School District of Philadelphia (the District) recognizes that a child’s education is a responsibility shared by parents, families, schools, and the community during the entire period the child is enrolled in school. Creating positive, home, school, and community partnerships is essential to carrying out the shared responsibility necessary to improve schools and reinforce the importance of academic achievement.

The Parent and Family Engagement Policy is being adopted in order to:

  1. Support and secure strong effective partnerships among parents, families, schools and the community that serves to improve academic quality and student performance;
  2. Provide the coordination, technical assistance and other support necessary to assist schools in planning and implementing effective family engagement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance; and
  3. Comply with Title I, Part A requirements regarding the establishment of a parent and family engagement policy according to Section 1116 of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

This policy shall serve as written documentation of the District’s commitment to ensure parents and families are welcomed, engaged, and valued as stakeholders in the education of their children.

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.

Last modified: August 30, 2018