Girard Academic Music Program (GAMP)

Girard Academic Music Program

Special Admission School

2136 W. Ritner St.
Philadelphia, PA  19145

• Involve parents, advocates for children, and concerned educators
in the community in the decisions affecting the education of their
• Promise a culturally supportive, developmentally appropriate
curriculum with adults who hold high expectations for all
• Provide integrated, heterogeneous, constructivist classrooms
responsive to different learning styles and the multiple
intelligences of children.
• Develop a wide range of supportive services that address
individual student needs. Children are entitled to equal educational opportunities supported by the promise of greater resources to schools serving students that are needy.
• In uence the pursuit and use of best instructional practices by encouraging professional growth for all members of the school family.
• Mobilize our resources so that children will attend a school that is safe, attractive, and free of prejudice.

Program Info:

Students may focus on the visual arts, which may include drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, and crafts; and on the performing arts, which may include instrumental music, vocal music, dance, and drama.
Admission Requirements
Application RequirementsGrades: All A’s and B’s on all report cards

Program NotesStudents may focus on the visual arts, which may include drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, and crafts; and on the performing arts, which may include instrumental music, vocal music, dance, and drama.
Academic Performance
Overall SPR Peer Rank5th out of 9
Overall SPR Peer Rank4th of 10
Overall SPR Performance TierREINFORCE
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Students Who Graduate in 4 Years100%
This is the percentage of a group of students at a school that graduated within 4 years.
College Enrollment Rates(Not Available)
School Culture
Student Attendance96%
This is the average daily attendance at the school – on average, what percent of all the students enrolled at the school are in attendance. We don’t know why students may not be attending the school, but if this is a low number it is likely that teachers may have to spend more time reviewing material that absent students miss, making it harder to move forward in a class.
AttendanceExemplary attendance & punctuality (no more than 5 absences; no more than 5 instances of lateness) on most recent final report card
School Fit
Total Enrollment253
This tells us the total number of students that attend the school. Use your school as a reference point. Would you like a school that has fewer, more, or about the same number of students in your school?
Black 27.8%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Asian 17.31%
Filipino 0%
Hispanic 4.55%
Pacific Islander 0%
White 41.08%
Two or More Races 8.92%
This tells us about the racial and ethnic backgrounds of the students that attend the school. Is it important to you that there is diversity in your high school? Are you more comfortable being around other students that have a similar racial/ethnic background as you?
General Information
School TypeSpecial Admission School
Grades Served9 - 12
School PartnersAcademy of Vocal Arts Collaborative InitiativesAstral ArtistsMann Music CenterNational Academic LeaguePhiladelphia OrchestraThe Kimmel Center
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Courses Offered
Classes and AcademicsAlgebra HonorsAmerican History HonorsBiologyChemistry HonorsCommunicationsConcert BandDebate ClubEnglish HonorsEnvironmental ScienceHistoryJazz BandJazz ComboLiteracy ClubLiteratureMusic TheoryNewspaperOrchestraSocial SciencesStatistics
CTE Courses and Programs(Not Available)
College and CareerCollege 10%
College: Dual Enrollment(Not Available)
SportsBaseball, BoysBasketball, BoysCheerleadingCross CountryMarching Band/Color GuardSoftball, GirlsTennis
ArtsChamber EnsemblesConcert ChoirMusicString OrchestraYearbook
Media(Not Available)
STEM(Not Available)
Cultural/Ethnic Language ClubsDiversity Club
Health and Wellness(Not Available)
Life and LeadershipNational Honor SocietyRed Cross ClubStudent Council/GovernmentThe Jefferson Awards
Parents and Community(Not Available)
Otherthe GAMP Voice