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New Student Orientation Forms and Information

We are very pleased to welcome your child(ren) to Central High School for the 2019-2020 school year. You are cordially invited to attend our orientation for new students and parents on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 5:45 PM. Everyone will assemble in our auditorium. This is a wonderful and informative evening ending with a tour of the school. Due to the size of our entering class, we must request that only one adult accompany a student. Please comply and be prompt.

MATH and WORLD LANGUAGE TESTING WILL TAKE PLACE as indicated below.

Date: Friday April 12, 2019

  • World Language Testing 12:30-1:45PM Mandatory for students, who have had exposure to Latin, Mandarin, French, Spanish or Italian and want to continue in that language
  • Math Placement Testing 2:00-3:45PM Mandatory for all incoming 9th grade students.  Tenth and eleventh grade students should contact Mr. Zak at jzak@philasd.org or 215-400-3590 option 5.

Below is a quick review of the important information.

  • Testing Information and practice math problems
  • Summer Orientation Week on your assigned day – August 19-22, 2019
  • A. Arthur Tracy Music Program
  • CHS Home and School Registration

Mandatory forms to be completed and returned on April 2nd for admission and class roster to be finalized.

  • Application
  • Subject Selection Form
  • Admission Affidavit – Act 26

Mandatory medical information due to the Nurse by September 6, 2019

  • Information if student is a current School District of Philadelphia student
  • Information if student is a current private, charter or parochial school student

IF YOUR CHILD DECIDES NOT TO ATTEND CENTRAL HIGH IN SEPTEMBER 2019, PLEASE INFORM CENTRAL IMMEDIATELY AT 215-400-3590 options 0 or 1

WELCOME TO CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL!!!