The Girard College High School (grades 9-12) develops the individual student to be a life-long learner and a global citizen. Although a supportive environment, the high school offers our adolescent students chances for independence and individual focus. Our goal is that our students are self-aware, self-regulated and intentional learners by the time they matriculate to post-secondary education.
The high school is organized by core disciplines: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and World Languages. Several electives are offered to complement our curriculum, including African-American History, Creative Writing, Journalism, Foundations of Social Justice, Instrumental Music and Non-Western Art. Students are expected to score at the proficiency level according to our Standards-based grading system that is aligned to the Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, PA and National Standards.
In addition to the core courses and electives, our dual enrollment partnership with the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) allows students to take college level classes. The courses are transferable to most colleges provided that the student receives a grade of B or higher in the course.