Looking for summer 2020 programs? Check them out here.

As a reminder, the Philly HopeLine is available M-F from noon to 9 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. to provide counseling services for students, parents and guardians who may need additional support during these difficult times. Phone or text 1-833-PHL-HOPE (1-833-745-4673).

COVID-19 update

Dear Students and Families, we know that COVID-19 and resulting school closure has caused disruption to student postsecondary plans. Our entire team is here to support you during this time and offer resources to ensure you have what you need to plan for and transition to life after high school.

Senior Hotline NOW AVAILABLE!!!

Phone: 215-400-4130
Tuesdays-Thursdays from 11-1pm

If you are looking for support with your postsecondary plans, college enrollment or financial aid, career and technical education (CTE), workforce or military opportunities, or have general questions about your transition after graduation, please call the SDP Senior Hotline at 215-400-4130 Tuesdays-Thursdays from 11-1pm. You can also email collegeandcareer@philasd.org and a member of our team will respond to your request.

Also, please do not forget to complete your senior surveys!!!!!

We are here for you!

For additional digital learning resources and COVID-19 updates please visit: https://www.philasd.org/digitallearning/

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Who We Are

The Office of Postsecondary Readiness promotes postsecondary access, awareness, and exposure, in grades Pre-K through 12. We aim to prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and tools to succeed in college, career, and life after high school. Each program and initiative under the Office of Postsecondary Readiness plays an important role in supporting schools, students, families and partners.

Our team works towards Anchor Goal #1:  100% of all students will graduate college and career ready!

What We Do

ALL young people deserve the opportunity to pursue their postsecondary aspirations. Our goal is to ensure that all students have access to high quality programming, support, preparation, and guidance focused on postsecondary readiness and success. We do so through the supporting college and career academic planning, implementing the Future Ready PA Career Profile Scope and Sequence, managing GEAR UP grant initiatives, and creating collaborative community and corporate partnerships to support workforce development.


College & Career Awareness- Students have the access to a wide range of opportunities to increase their awareness of postsecondary opportunities, including college, workforce, military, and careers.

College & Career Exposure- Students develop a deeper understanding and exploration of postsecondary opportunities aligned with their interests and future goals.

College & Career Immersion – Students take full advantage of educational and workforce development opportunities and experiences prior to graduation.

Read more about “Get Ready…Leave Ready” the Strategic Plan for Improving High Schools