The School District of Philadelphia and Microsoft joined forces in 2003 to plan, build, and support a 750-student high school that could serve as a model for 21st-century learning communities around the world to practice and promote digital inclusion, integrate technology into every area of the learning community, and generate innovative education practices and new models for learning. In keeping with the state-of-the-art theme of this school, senior students are now provided the opportunity to experience The Pacific Institute’s PX2® curriculum.
Thirty seniors from Philadelphia’s highly-publicized School of the Future participated in a PX2® pilot program held on their campus. The session was aimed at providing these students, many of whom are the first in their families to graduate, with the tools they need to increase their possibilities for success as they prepare to head off to college.
The students had left feeling empowered to face their futures. Now thanks to underwriting provided by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Innovation and New Venture Group and The Pacific Institute, approximately 625 students and teacher will experience PX2®.
“I can see how [PX2] will help me mentally to prepare for college. It will help me to take opportunities I probably wouldn’t have otherwise thought I could achieve. Now I can talk to myself and motivate myself to get to those goals ”.
- Brandon P.
School of the Future Student
“Underwriting provided by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and TPI will enhance educational achievement at all levels, improving student and teacher outcomes. TPI’s unique curriculum will be measured with student and teacher input and feedback, and we are thrilled to be part of this life-changing opportunity at the High School of the Future”.
- Rosalind Chivis