IRRE Partners with Girard College for the Successful Launch of the New High School

     The Philadelphia Board of City Trust approved a collaboratively developed plan for an innovative high school program in the spring of Fall of 2015. Key features of the plan included IRRE’s Curriculum and Instructional Benchmarking Process, engaging and sharing learning opportunities with other educational institutions within the city including Temple University and Community College of Philadelphia, student intern and externships, and the Educational Quality Rating System.  IRRE worked closely with an implementation team comprised of teachers, administrators and support staff in order to implement the plan effectively and with fidelity.  Enrollment has increased, instructional coaches are in place and supporting the quality of instruction, the extended learning opportunities continue to grow, and all components of the plan are in place.