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Vaux, A Big Picture High School will open in fall 2017 in partnership with the Philadelphia Housing Authority and under the School District of Philadelphia's Innovation Network.  Vaux will be a four-year high school, but we are opening next year with 9th graders only. Vaux will focus on preparing its graduates for living-wage jobs through project-based learning, internships for all students, and a tightly-knit advisory-based community.
We will be hosting informational meetings in the Sharswood neighborhood starting in February.  Send an email to, follow @Vaux_BPHS on Twitter, or see our public calendar for the latest information.  You can also click here to apply and we will contact you soon!
El Centro de Estudiantes is an "alternative school" for students who are over-age and/or under-credited.  If you or someone you know is off track but still wants to earn a high school diploma, come check out el Centro!  We are committed to serving youth in a new and different way.
The El Centro de Estudiantes website is under construction, but if you are interested in enrolling, just click here, call 267-687-1172, or come on down to 126 West Dauphin Street.
Still have questions? 
That's wonderful!  We believe in the power of inquiry to transform lives. Visit our Request More Information page to find out what you need to know.