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Building 21

2/18/2016 |

Funding supported the planning and fall 2014 implementation of Building 21. Building 21 is an innovative new school model that seeks to engage and motivate students in a way that is consistent with the expectations of our technology-focused society, and endow students with critical skills and academic content in a rigorous fashion. Read more about Building 21 on our Get Inspired page.

Update: Building 21 opened in September 2014 with its first class of 150 ninth graders.  The school will add a grade each year.  Students are benefiting from Building 21’s initial anchor partnerships with the Vetri Foundation and Temple University and one-to-one access to Chrome Books.  In partnership with the School District of Philadelphia’s Office of New School Models, Building 21 has developed supporting materials for their competency based model which personalizes learning for students through the use of adaptive technology, project-based and applied learning experiences.

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