Communications Tech

Swenson Arts and Technology High School

City Wide Admission


2750 Red Lion Rd.
Philadelphia, PA  19114

Main:
215-961-2009
Web:
www.philasd.org/schools/swenson
The mission of Swenson Arts and Technical High School is to prepare students for careers, apprenticeships, and postsecondary studies
by offering challenging academic and career programs in a safe, supportive learning environment. All Swenson students complete a challenging career program major tied to industry standards with exit assessments and certi cations empowering them to become lifelong learners and productive members of society.


Program Info:

Instruction in this program includes, but is not limited to, computer system set-up and maintenance, operate basic computer and communication applications, design and layout of graphic and multimedia images, photography, website and video and/or audio design and production. Students also learn to set up and operate audio and video equipment, including microphones, speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors and recording equipment. Digital Media Production specialists provide services in a variety of areas associated with typography, web and graphic design, video, audio, television production, animation and photography. Students in this program will be exposed to a variety of skill areas in order to specialize in a related career, such as Graphic Design, Web Design, Videography, Photography and Digital Animation.
Admission Requirements
Application RequirementsGrades: A, B, or 1 C in a minor subject



Program NotesInstruction in this program includes, but is not limited to, computer system set-up and maintenance, operate basic computer and communication applications, design and layout of graphic and multimedia images, photography, website and video and/or audio design and production. Students also learn to set up and operate audio and video equipment, including microphones, speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors and recording equipment. Digital Media Production specialists provide services in a variety of areas associated with typography, web and graphic design, video, audio, television production, animation and photography. Students in this program will be exposed to a variety of skill areas in order to specialize in a related career, such as Graphic Design, Web Design, Videography, Photography and Digital Animation.
Academic Performance
Overall SPR Peer Rank6th of 9
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Performance Tier: AchievementINTERVENE
Performance Tier: ProgressWACH
Performance Tier: ClimateREINFORCE
Performance Tier: College & CareerWATCH
Students Who Graduate in 4 Years94%
This is the percentage of a group of students at a school that graduated within 4 years.
College Enrollment Rates73%
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.
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 Enrollment625
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Demographics
Black 28.59%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Asian 5.69%
Filipino 0%
Hispanic 25.9%
Pacific Islander 0%
White 36.53%
Two or More Races 2.99%
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 TypeCity Wide Admission
Grades Served9 - 12
School PartnersAssociation of ArchitectsBurns EngineeringCity of Philadelphia AgenciesDistrict Council 21 Finishing Trades InstituteGreater Northeast Chamber of CommerceInc.Lockheed MartinPhiladelphia AcademiesTrade and Union Training Centers
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Courses Offered
Classes and AcademicsAdvanced PlacementAP EconomicsAP English Literature and CompositionInstrumental Music EnsembleTutoring
CTE Courses and ProgramsAutobody Collision Repair
Extracurriculars
College and CareerAuto CompetitionsCollege 70%Culinary CompetitionsDECAHealth Occupations Students of America (HOSA)
College: Dual Enrollment(Not Available)
Sports(Not Available)
ArtsArt ClubYearbook
Media(Not Available)
STEMTechnology Student Association
Cultural/Ethnic Language Clubs(Not Available)
Health and Wellness(Not Available)
Life and LeadershipAmerican Red Cross ClubJROTC - AIR FORCE
Parents and Community(Not Available)
OtherProm Committee