QUESTIONS ABOUT FORTIS
What kind of school is Liguori?Liguori has partnered with the School District of Philadelphia to offer the Fortis program, an accelerated blended learning program designed to provide returning students the opportunity to earn diplomas. We have a unique academic program combining direct classroom instruction and online materials that enable students to achieve and maintain grade-appropriate literacy levels with an individualized reading and math program.
Who is eligible for the Liguori Fortis Program?Students between the ages of 15 to 21 who are over age and under-credited; are off-track for graduation; have already dropped out; have been identified as being at higher risk of dropping out; or who have not had success in traditional schools. Additionally, students can have no more than 13.5 credits to be eligible for the Fortis Program.
What will the Fortis Program offer?Liguori Academy Fortis Program offers students the chance to earn high school credits and engage in a safe, supportive learning environment with small class sizes and one on one instruction and tutoring. In addition to academic classes, Fortis students will have opportunities to meet and work with industry professionals, mentors and career counselors who will help them determine the next step in their paths to success. At the successful completion of the program, a high school diploma will be issued.
Is there a cost for this program?No. The School District of Philadelphia funds the program.
Are classes held at Liguori Academy?Yes. All classes are held at Liguori Academy in Kensington.
Is transportation available?Students who live more than 1.5 miles from our school are offered free SEPTA passes.
Are uniforms required?Yes. Students must wear Liguori Academy uniforms. Dress code information will be provided to parents/guardians and students at the time of enrollment.
How long is the school day?The school day runs from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. In some cases, Fortis offers flexible work rosters for students who rely on their own income.
How long can students take to earn their credits?Students can take a maximum of 2 ½ years to earn the credits needed for graduation and a diploma.
What is the first step in the Fortis Enrollment Process?It is important for all parties to address the importance of student and family commitment to successfully participating in and completing the program. After completing an application, parents/guardians and students must meet with Liguori Academy staff to discuss Fortis program expectations and opportunities.
Who can I contact about this program?For more information about the Fortis program, contact Liguori Academy.
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