Item Coversheet

Action Item - 37.

Title: Contract with Community College of Philadelphia - Parkway Center City Middle College Program 2021-2025 ($8,791,566)

Board of Education Meeting Date:

Action under consideration

 The Administration recommends that the Board of Education authorize The School District of Philadelphia, through the Superintendent or his designee, to execute and perform a contract, subject to funding, as follows: 

Community College of Philadelphia  

Students who attend Parkway Center City Middle College will continue dual-enrollment programming with the Community College of Philadelphia.

 Start date: 7/1/2021

 End date: 6/30/2025
 Compensation not to exceed: $8,791,566 
Parkway Center City Middle College High School

 Renewal Options:  Yes

 Number of Options: 1

 Duration of each option to extend: Years: 4  Months:
 Maximum compensation authorized per option period:   110% of each years annual amount


The School District of Philadelphia and Parkway Center City Middle College High School will continue to remove barriers for underserved, first-generation college students across Philadelphia through the dual-enrollment partnership with the Community College of Philadelphia. The dual-enrollment program immerses students in rigorous engaging curriculum that will prepare them to be successful beyond college. The innovative research-based middle college model is designed to prepare students for college-level work and jumpstart their success in college by allowing them to take a blend of high school and college level courses. Students will be able to earn up to 61 transferable college credits and graduate high school with an associate degree making them eligible for transfer as a junior to a four-year institution.This program will help eliminate barriers, reduce college costs for students, prepare students to be college and career ready, and it is directly aligned to the District's Anchor Goal 1.

In addition, we are seeking authorization to realign Parkway Center City Middle College (PCCMC) academic calendars to better align with The Community College of Philadelphia’s (CCP) course calendar for 2021-2025. The Winter and Spring break schedules at PCCMC and CCP are not aligned and, as a result, PCCMC students have to attend classes that are offered during times that would normally constitute Spring or Winter Break for the District.


 Related resolution(s)/approval(s): 
May 18, 2017; B-11
 Funding Source(s): 

FY21-22 Operating 

FY22-23 Operating

FY23-24 Operating

FY24-25 Operating

 Office Originating Request: Schools