There are 54 public high schools run by the School District of Philadelphia. Students can apply to a school outside of their neighborhood school. This includes:
- Citywide schools: lottery based on space
- Special admission schools: academic criteria-based
- Neighborhood schools: lottery based on space
Students can apply to up to five (5) schools on the common application through the District’s portal. You can see admissions criteria for schools on their virtual booth at the virtual HS Fair, the School District’s High School portal, or each individual school’s website.
Application Link: Schoolselect.philasd.org
Phone Number: 215-400-4290
The Multilingual Assessment Center (MAC) provides recent immigrant, refugee, and multilingual students with assistance through the enrollment and assessment process. If you are new to the District or returning from a period abroad, the MAC can help you compile the information you need to enroll.
Phone Number: 215-400 4240
The LeGare Process supports students with a disability or English Learners (EL) with equal opportunities to apply to high schools with admission criteria. For students applying through the LeGare process, your current middle school will assist you in the application process. See more information here.