PARKWAY CENTER CITY MIDDLE COLLEGE
At a Glance
Mission & Approach to Learning
Parkway Center City Middle College provides a liberal arts, college readiness education that prepares ALL scholars for matriculation in and graduation from college/university, and career.
Parkway Center City Middle College (PCCMC) in partnership with Community College of Philadelphia (CCP), requires that all scholars participate in a college level summer bridge course before entering Parkway in the 10th grade fall semester. During years one and two, scholars are engaged in rigorous course content at both sites (PCCMC and CCP) that is reflective of college level courses with encouragement and support from the entire school community including CCP. In Year three and four, scholars will be immersed in college level courses at CCP leading to multiple pathways such as obtaining an Associate degree in Liberal Arts, earning a minimum of 48 college credits, or Industry certifications in Computer Program or Entrepreneurship.
Our staff supports a culture of high expectations for teaching and learning. Scholars are engaged, encouraged, and empowered to graduate successfully from PCCMC with a High School diploma and an Associate’s Degree (CCP). Furthermore, our vision is that scholars will continue college to earn a Bachelor’s Degree and /or complete successful career options. Our parents, families and guardians are full partners in fostering academic achievement, personal responsibility, and self-actualization. We encourage our scholars to develop entrepreneurial attitudes, peer leadership and community service to prepare for their future as members of the global economy and citizens of the world.
The uniqueness of the Middle College program provides students the opportunity to complete their high school years with a high school diploma and an Associate’s Degree. In order to accomplish this, students will be fully matriculated into CCP for their Junior and Senior years. In order to begin Junior and Senior year at CCP, students are expected to be performing at college level in both Math and English and will be administered a placement test. The placement test is a requirement from CCP for all students attending the college. By the end of Sophomore year, if students do not place at college level they will not be able to continue their years at PCCMC as there will not be any Junior or Senior classes held at the high school level.
Points of Pride
- 96% of students earning an Associates Degree (2021-2022)
- Student respect for diversity
- Excellent student and staff attendance
- Met AYP Targets for eight consecutive years
- Earned Commonwealth of PA Achievement Keystone Award for six consecutive years
- Majority of students enroll in 4 year colleges and universities
- Student artwork on display throughout school
- Annual events, including: PCC Annual Walk for Fitness, Parkway Challenge, Multicultural Awareness Day and Career Day.
- Students accepted into over 118 colleges and universities and earned over $22 million in merit scholarships.
What We Offer
Courses & Program Highlights
- 99% of students earning an Associates degree (2022-2023)
- Dual Enrollment at Community College of Philadelphia
- Summer Bridge – college course for rising sophomores
- Elective courses include Art, Health and Physical Education, Personal Fitness,
College & Career Readiness, Freshman Seminar, Sophomore Seminar, Financial Literacy, computer programming
- Peer mentoring programs – Peer Group Connections & Relationship First Youth Leaders
- Drama Club
- LGTBQIA Club
- World Affairs Council
- Yearbook Committee
- Basketball – Boys & Girls
- Track – Boys & Girls
- Volleyball – Boys & Girls
- Community College of Philadelphia
- Big Brothers, Big Sisters
- Center for Supportive Schools
- Deloitte Academy
- Delphi Project Foundation
- Episcopal Community Services
- Girls Inc.
- Lantern Theatre
- Philadelphia OIC
- Philly College Team (Mentor for Philly)
- Temple University
- Turning Point for Children
- University of Pennsylvania
- Women of Tomorrow of Greater Philadelphia
- Grades: As and Bs
- Attendance: 95%
- Standardized Test: 65th Percentile in ELA and
65th Percentile in Math