Uniform Policy

Frankford High School Uniform Guidelines 2019-2020

Tops & Bottoms: Student are permitted to wear any appropriate attire. Please dress respectfully. Frankford High School logo-wear is highly encouraged.

Footwear: Sneakers, closed toed shoes that have a back.

Gym-wear: Athletic attire and sneakers

Notes on School Uniform: Due to safety concerns, opened toed shoes, slides, flip flop, slippers, and shoes without a back are not permitted. Students must wear apparel that covers the midriff and back. Tube tops, open back/side tops, crop tops, and plunging necklines (front and back) are prohibited. No inappropriate sayings, language, or pictures on clothing. All pants should be worn on the hips and shorts, skirts, and dresses must be mid-thigh length, at least to the fingertips.

Cell Phone Policy

Students are not permitted to bring any electronic devices to school including, but not limited to, the following:  cell phones, smart watches, iPod, iPad, laptops, laser pointers, and electronic gaming devices.   All students should not have earbuds or headphones on in the hallways in case of an emergency message being communicated over the PA System. Effective 12/5/19, students will no longer be able to bring their own electronic devices to Frankford High School. All students that choose to bring a cell phone to school will be required to place it in a “Yondr Pouch”. The pouch is property of the school and is considered “on loan” to the student for the school year. Students will need to return their pouches at the end of the year and must bring it with them and use it every day that they attend school.

Students must turn their phones off prior to locking them in the Yondr Pouch. Students will keep their cellphones in their possession all day. At the time of their approved dismissal (end of their respective school day or when signed out by a parent/guardian listed in the SIS) from school, students will be able to unlock their pouches and take their phones out. Unlocking stations will be available at all exits that are in use.

Students who choose to bring any prohibited electronic devices to school will have to surrender them to school staff. Students who repeatedly violate this rule will be subject to disciplinary actions.

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

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, Sports Management
World Language2French 1, French 2, French 3 Honors, Spanish 1, Spanish 2, Spanish 3 Honors
Arts and Humanities2Photographic Media 1, Photographic Media 2, Photographic Media 3, Art 1, Art 2, Ceramics 1, Ceramics 2, Ceramics 3, Cultural Traditions in the Arts, Band, Modern Ban, Guitar, Percussion, Choir, Drama, Theatre, Musical Theatre, Intro to Music, Intro to Film, Yoga
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.

Textbook Policy

The School District of Philadelphia Policy #224 on textbooks states that each student has the responsibility for proper care of school property and the school textbooks, supplies and equipment entrusted to his/her care.

Students are responsible for the care, maintenance and timely return of all textbooks assigned to them. Frankford High School requires students and/or parents to sign a compact acknowledging their responsibility for the care and prompt return of textbooks lent to them by the school.

Parents will be assessed penalties for lost or damaged textbooks. Imposition of one or more of the following penalties is permitted:

• A charge for the replacement of textbook(s) up to $85per book;

• Withholding of a report card;

• Loss of privileges such as participation in extra-curricular activities, special events, and Move-Up Exercises.

This textbook agreement must be signed and returned to your child’s teacher or office. Thank you for your cooperation.

If you need a form to complete, please see the main office or download your own here.