Accounting and Financial Services

Horace Furness High School

City Wide Access


1900 S. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA  19148

Main:
215-952-6226
Web:
www.philasd.org/schools/furness
The Furness High School vision is to foster a safe and diverse school community in which all students will achieve their highest potential. Our mission is to provide the social and academic tools in a safe and nurturing environment that empowers students to use multicultural competency to become productive citizens in our global society. Furness High School provides services to parents/caregivers of students of non-English language speakers through the utilization
of Bilingual Counseling Assistants. Bilingual counselor assistants ate available for speakers of the following languages: Burmese, Cambodian/Khmer, Cantonese, Indonesian, Karen, Mandarin, Nepali, Spanish, and Vietnamese

Program Info:

An instructional program designed to provide technical administrative support to professional accountants and other financial management personnel. Students learn to use generally accepted accounting principles through the use of computerized accounting formats to complete the steps of the accounting cycle for various forms of business ownership; verify and enter details of transactions from source documents into journals; post transactions to accounts; summarize details of separate ledgers by transferring data to general ledgers; balance records and compile various financial statements and reports; prepare withholding, social security, and other tax reports.
Admission Requirements
Application RequirementsCity Wide Access programs in Neighborhood Schools don't have admissions criteria but must have enough space. Admission for students outside the neighborhood is based on availability and lottery.



Program NotesAn instructional program designed to provide technical administrative support to professional accountants and other financial management personnel. Students learn to use generally accepted accounting principles through the use of computerized accounting formats to complete the steps of the accounting cycle for various forms of business ownership; verify and enter details of transactions from source documents into journals; post transactions to accounts; summarize details of separate ledgers by transferring data to general ledgers; balance records and compile various financial statements and reports; prepare withholding, social security, and other tax reports.
Academic Performance
Overall SPR Peer Rank9th of 9
Overall SPR Performance TierINTERVENE
Performance Tier: AchievementINTERVENE
Performance Tier: ProgressINTERVENE
Performance Tier: ClimateINTERVENE
Performance Tier: College & CareerINTERVENE
Students Who Graduate in 4 Years68%
This is the percentage of a group of students at a school that graduated within 4 years.
College Enrollment Rates46%
School Culture
Student Attendance89%
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Attendance(Not Available)
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School Fit
Total Enrollment671
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Demographics
Black 19.57%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Asian 48.41%
Filipino 0%
Hispanic 20.72%
Pacific Islander 0%
White 9.28%
Two or More Races 0%
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General Information
School TypeCity Wide Access
Grades Served9 - 12
School PartnersMigrant Education ProgramOST—United Communities of Southeastern PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Student Union ChapterProject Pride Peer Mediation ProgramVariety Club After School Program
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Courses Offered
Classes and AcademicsAccountingArt HistoryCalculusChemistryChineseCriminal JusticeEnglish Literature and CompositionGovernmentGrade Improvement ProgramHomework ZonePhysicsScience ClubUS History
CTE Courses and ProgramsAccounting and Financial Services
Extracurriculars
College and CareerCollege 50%SAT Prep
College: Dual Enrollment(Not Available)
SportsBadmintonBaseballBasketballCheerleadingFootballGolfSoccer, BoysSoccer, GirlsVolleyball
ArtsDrama Club
Media(Not Available)
STEM(Not Available)
Cultural/Ethnic Language ClubsChinese Heritage Language
Health and Wellness(Not Available)
Life and LeadershipNational Honor SocietyStudent Council/Government
Parents and CommunityCredit Recovery Program
Other(Not Available)