El Centro de Estudiantes

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Enrollment Information

El Centro de Estudiantes is an alternative high school that accepts students who want to get back on track and graduate within three years or less. We're thrilled you're interested in enrolling with us! Read on to learn more about the enrollment process and other helpful information.
 
Enrollment Criteria
 
In order to be considered for admission, students must first meet the following criteria:
  • Be between the ages of 16 and 21
  • Have earned 13.5 or fewer credits 
 
Enrollment Process
 
There are several steps to the enrollment process at El Centro de Estudiantes.
 
Step 1: Submit a completed application to the school. 

Step 2: Attend a scheduled open house where el Centro staff meet with interested students.

Step 3: Attend el Centro orientation, which lasts 3 to 4 days from 9:00 to 12:00. On the first day, parents/guardians must attend. If a student is late, leaves early, or misses any of the orientation days, they will be asked to come to the next orientation.

 
Transportation
 
All students who are enrolled at el Centro de Estudiantes and live 1.5 miles away from the school will receive a SEPTA Transpass. All students who do not qualify for a SEPTA Transpass will receive a Key Card to travel to and from their internship sites on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
 
 
Re-Enrollment

When students leave el Centro de Estudiantes, they must complete a re-admission form if they want to return. Students then meet with a counselor to help them determine if they are ready to return to the school. Students who return within one year will not have to go through orientation or the Gateway program.