School Selection

Application window opens October 6, 2021 @ 4:00 PM
Application window closes November 21, 2021 @ 11:59 pm

This year the school District of Philadelphia conducted a more engaged process to reach decisions regarding the process and criteria pertaining to student selection. Students determined to meet the established criteria will be selected by lottery and the waitlist will be centrally managed. In addition, the online system was customized, which includes features to make school selection easier for students, parents and school staff.

Please review the information below. Details are still being finalized at this time.  Please check back periodically for updates.

Please check out the videos below to experience some of the great things that we are doing at Girls’ High.

ADMISSION CRITERIA AND INFORMATION:

  • GRADES: Applicants must have A’s, B’s, and limited C’s on 6th and 7th Grade final report cards.
    Students must have exemplary attendance.  Attendance must be 95% or higher.
  • Special needs students and English Language Learners are invited to apply to Girls’ High.
  • The decision was made by the School District of Philadelphia to not use recommendation letters.
  • Students considering to attend college should consider Philadelphia High School for Girls.
  • The School District of Philadelphia shall deny the admission of a nonresident student to any school or academic program where such enrollment would displace a resident student or require the district to incur additional costs.
    • If applying to 9th grade you will need 6th and 7th final grades and your attendance record.
    • If applying to 10th grade  you will need 7th and 8th final grades and attendance.
    • If applying to 11th grade you will need 8th and 9th final grades and attendance.

IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ADMISSION TO PHILADELPHIA HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS YOU MUST SUBMIT AN ELECTRONIC APPLICATION, THROUGH THE SCHOOL SELECTION PROCESS, SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA WEBSITE STARTING OCTOBER 6, 2021.  CLICK HERE

  • Ensure your application was submitted correctly, with all the items needed.  YOU WILL NOT BE NOTIFIED if something is missing.
  • Non District students should check e-mail for the confirmation receipt that the application went through (THIS DOES NOT MEAN AN APPROVAL/ACCEPTANCE – just that your application WAS RECEIVED).

CURRENT SCHOOL DISTRICT STUDENTS

  • District Students apply through their School District Student Portal Account or Parent & Family Portal Account. This is already linked to all their academic records, which includes grades  and attendance.  When you fill out the application, everything tied to your account will be sent automatically.
  • NOTE: If your student/child IS a District student this year, but was NOT a District student last year, he/she won’t be set up in the system. All required documents/academic records must be uploaded electronically.
  • All notifications will be displayed through the Student and Parent Portals, including school determinations (Approval, Disapproval and Waitlist).
  • For step-by-step directions on how to apply, CLICK HERE

CURRENT NON-DISTRICT STUDENTS not attending a School District of Philadelphia school at the time of application.

  • Non-District Students have to submit an online application in addition to uploading all of the necessary records, in order to be considered. The application is through a different portal and you should be prepared to upload electronic copies of your academic records, which includes Grade and Attendance.
  • All notifications will be sent to the email address provided with the application including school determinations (Approval, Disapproval, Waitlist).
  • For step-by-step directions on how current non-district students apply CLICK HERE
  • Parents of non-district students, we strongly recommend that you create a Parent Account to receive all of the notifications and application determinations.  You can create a Parent Account by CLICKING HERE
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