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Big Picture Philadelphia provides transformative educational experiences for under-served youth. Big Picture Philadelphia is part of the national Big Picture Learning network, which successfully serves promising youth in more than 50 schools nationwide.
In 2009, Big Picture Philadelphia opened El Centro de Estudiantes, a successful alternative high school in the Kensington neighborhood of North Philadelphia, serving 200 students who are over-age, under-credited, and about two years behind or "off track."
In September 2017, Big Picture Philadelphia opened Vaux Big Picture High School. This school will serve 500 students who have graduated 8th grade on time and are looking for a proven, internship-based, college preparatory experience.

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Cougar Voice - Volume1, Issue 3 - May 2019
Listen for the Cougar Voice! Vaux BPHS has launched a student-run news magazine - check out the new issue here!
One in 7 Latina girls in Philadelphia has attempted suicide, yet their struggles often remain invisible
Angela Calderón and Dr. Mari featured again in the Inquirer for their work around mental health in the Latinx community
Check us out in the Philadelphia Tribune
The Philadelphia Tribune says "Vaux reinvents the high school experience"!
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