The School District of Philadelphia announced yesterday it plans to add more than 2,000 seats to 19 of its best-performing schools
. Two of those schools are in the Northeast.
Fox Chase School
and the Arts Academy at Rush will add 30 and 98 seats, respectively, come September. They're among the district schools that have a 3 or better on the district's 10-point School Performance Index scale.
Admissions processes at these schools won't change, but the schools will get additional budgetary help to accommodate the growth. At the elementary level, parents of qualified students in low-performing schools will be contacted about openings at the eight growing elementary schools.
CAPA and Girls High, schools that draw students from all over the city, will also expand.