With graduation season upon us, the big question often is: What's next? For better than 50% of Henry's 8th grade grads, the answer is "on to one of the city's top high schools!"
Thanks to Henry Guidance Counselor, Maxine Coker (herself a Henry alumna), the picture of where our grads go is nicely detailed.
In 2004 and 2005, 57 percent of Henry's 8th graders moved on to special admission high schools and high schools accepting city-wide admission.
The Special Admissions Schools accepting Henry grads include:
Bodine High School of International Studies
Carver High School of Engineering and Science
Central High School
High School for Creative and Performing Arts
Franklin Learning Center
Philadelphia High School for Girls
Saul Agricultural High School
The schools accepting city-wide admissions, including Henry grads, include:
Lankenau High School
As I learned last year, the kids who start young at Henry, and stay through eighth grade, tend to do the best, thanks to an academic career full of Henry support and environment. But many families send their kids to Henry, in later grades, to find the academic rigor to qualify for the city's better schools. To wit: My Only Regret With Henry