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Murrell Dobbins Career and Technical High School

City Wide Admission


2150 W. Lehigh Ave.
Philadelphia, PA  19132

Main:
215-227-4421
Web:
www.philasd.org/schools/dobbins
The mission of Dobbins Technical High School is to: prepare our students for an evolving global marketplace through rigorous academic, career, and technical instruction; allow for intellectual and personal growth in a diverse and challenging environment, providing a broad array of academic and career-oriented programs designed
to connect directly to the real world; and provide academic and career-based skills needed to pursue higher education or a career in a competitive global market, all with the goal of graduating productive and contributing citizens.

Program Info:

This program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and a portfolio needed to successfully tackle the challenges of college instruction or to pursue a career as a freelance Graphic Designer. This industry requires the use of specialized software, such as Adobe Creative Suites, combined with creativity, design, and problem solving skills to create visual communication. This program focuses on developing the creativity and software skills necessary to be competitive in the field of Graphic Design. Students also learn the principles, materials, and skills necessary to bring a design problem to a logical solution. During the course of their instruction, students concentrate on developing an understanding of design fundamentals. Using state-of-the-art digital technology, students participate in activities like the State Computer Fair and other competitions that give students the opportunity to apply these principles to a variety of design problems. Course coverage includes visual design concepts, color theory, drawing, typography, print production, advertising, corporate design, publications design, packaging design, website design and photography. Computer design skills are integrated into various subjects throughout the program.
Admission Requirements
Application RequirementsGrades: A, B, or C



Program NotesThis program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and a portfolio needed to successfully tackle the challenges of college instruction or to pursue a career as a freelance Graphic Designer. This industry requires the use of specialized software, such as Adobe Creative Suites, combined with creativity, design, and problem solving skills to create visual communication. This program focuses on developing the creativity and software skills necessary to be competitive in the field of Graphic Design. Students also learn the principles, materials, and skills necessary to bring a design problem to a logical solution. During the course of their instruction, students concentrate on developing an understanding of design fundamentals. Using state-of-the-art digital technology, students participate in activities like the State Computer Fair and other competitions that give students the opportunity to apply these principles to a variety of design problems. Course coverage includes visual design concepts, color theory, drawing, typography, print production, advertising, corporate design, publications design, packaging design, website design and photography. Computer design skills are integrated into various subjects throughout the program.
Academic Performance
Overall SPR Peer Rank11th of 26
Overall SPR Performance TierINTERVENE
Performance Tier: AchievementINTERVENE
Performance Tier: ProgressINTERVENE
Performance Tier: ClimateWATCH
Performance Tier: College & CareerWATCH
Students Who Graduate in 4 Years84%
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 Attendance91%
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AttendanceNo more than 10 absences; no more than 10 instances of lateness on most recent final report card
BehaviorNo negative disciplinary reports on most recent final report card
School Fit
Total Enrollment(Not Available)
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Demographics
Black 89.11%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Asian 0%
Filipino 0%
Hispanic 8.42%
Pacific Islander 0%
White 0%
Two or More Races 0%
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General Information
School TypeCity Wide Admission
Grades Served9 - 12
School PartnersAllegheny West FoundationDeliverance Evangelistic ChurchHealth PartnersSenator Shirley M. Kitchen
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Courses Offered
Classes and AcademicsAdvanced PlacementTechnology Club
CTE Courses and ProgramsBarbering
Extracurriculars
College and CareerCollege 10%Future Buisness Leaders of America (FBLA)Skills USA
College: Dual Enrollment(Not Available)
SportsBadmintonBaseballBasketball, BoysBasketball, GirlsBowlingCheerleadingCross CountryFootballSoccerSoftballTennisTrack and FieldVolleyball, BoysVolleyball, Girls
ArtsPoetry Club
MediaFilm Club
STEMRobotics Club
Cultural/Ethnic Language Clubs(Not Available)
Health and Wellness(Not Available)
Life and LeadershipNational Honor SocietyStudent Council/Government
Parents and Community(Not Available)
Other(Not Available)