Message from the Principal
Welcome parents and friends to a new school year!
Bartram High School, home to nearly 700 scholars, is a school with a new vision and mission. Led by dedicated students, teachers, parents, and community partners, Bartram High School will be incorporating project based thematic approaches to teaching and learning. Along with following the Pennsylvania Common Core Standards and The School District of Philadelphia’s High School Curriculum, we will infuse themes directed at developing our students and families’ cultural awareness, social consciousness, and teach them how to plan for their futures.
We are partnering with several companies that provide professional development, coaching, resources and services to improve curriculum design, instruction, school culture, leadership, and assessment practices. We will teach students how to learn through a focus on academic achievement, critical thinking and social responsibility, while preparing them for both college and careers.
This year there will be a shift in how we teach. As part of the SIG grant that we were awarded, we are implementing a blended-learning curriculum. A blended learning curriculum incorporates online learning technology into the classroom. The computer programs are designed to meet students at their current level of need and provide targeted learning and practice opportunities for students. The programs also track how students are doing, and provides teachers with real-time data on students’ progress. The school will support teacher’s implementation of this new model with intense professional development throughout the year.
As a proud Bartram Alum, Class of 1983, I will work tirelessly, while partnering with all parents and community stakeholders, to ensure that every child graduates and is globally prepared, to achieve their goals after they leave Bartram. I will be hosting a monthly meeting, workshop, or social event to engage our entire school community, for the purpose of establishing Bartram as the Hub of Knowledge, Wisdom, and Understanding for all of Southwest Philadelphia!
Thank you for sending us your scholar(s). I look forward to working together. Please visit our website often for details about the school, various updates, and other pertinent information that will enable “OUR CHILDREN” to be successful this school year and beyond.
Damond Warren, Principal