School District of Philadelphia Launches Senior Hotline to Support Students During School Closure

Posted on May 13, 2020
Categories: Press Releases

The School District of Philadelphia’s Office of Postsecondary Readiness and Office of High School Supports has launched a senior hotline to provide students with additional support while school buildings are closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The hotline will operate from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesdays through  Thursdays starting today, May 12, and will be staffed by District college, career, and technical education experts.

“The senior hotline will serve as an additional layer to the supports students are currently receiving virtually from counselors, teachers, and school based staff,” said Chief Academic Supports Officer Malika Savoy-Brooks, Ed.D. “Our goal is to connect students with resources in the district, at their school and in the community.”

Participating education experts will provide live support to students on pursuing postsecondary opportunities, connect them with their school-based counselors, guide them through college enrollment or application paperwork, and assist with completing FAFSA applications and/or verification. A language line will be available to support non-English speakers.

Seniors who are interested in receiving the provided supports should call 215-400-4130 or email collegeandcareer@philasd.org. For more information please visit https://www.philasd.org/collegeandcareer.