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Admission Criteria

To be eligible for admissions, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Students must be at least five years old, enrolled in a kindergarten program, and/or entering grades 1-10 and most recently grade 11 (when spaces are available)
  • Students must come from a home without one or both parents (Children who live
    with grandparents, relatives, foster parents or guardians are also eligible.)
  • Child must be a United States Citizen or Resident Alien
  • Family must demonstrate financial need (review HUD guidelines for low income families*)
    (Click on "Click Here for FY 2015 Income Limit Documentation ")
  • Students must consistently have good grades in all academic subjects  
  • Students must be on grade level or above in all core subjects
  • Students must provide positive social and behavioral statements from previous school(s)
  • Students must demonstrate good citizenship

Students must have the ability to fully participate in Girard's program


*  Girard uses the low income limits (80%) for Philadelphia County. Families not in Philadelphia
should call HUD or log onto huduser.org to find information for their county.

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