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Springfield Township is located in suburban Philadelphia-adjacent to the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia. There are five communities in Springfield Township: Oreland, Flourtown, Laverock, Wyndmoor, and Erdenheim. The population is 19,500. The community is mainly residential with a low percentage of small businesses. Many occupations are represented in the parent group with over 70% are in the business, professional, and commercial areas.
The academic program includes eleven (11) Advanced Placement courses, including English, U.S. History, Psychology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, French, Spanish, German, Physics, and Environmental Science. Honors courses are offered in Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics and Science. Our World Languages, French, German, and Spanish, conclude with an AP level course. Quest is an enrichment program for our mentally gifted students. These students begin 9th grade with the study of Robotics and complete the program with their senior Quest project.
Additional electives are available to students through Virtual High School (VHS), an independent learning experience via an on-line course using computer conferencing, bulletin board systems, and e-mail interaction. College courses are offered by Montgomery County Community College and Penn State University via the Eastern Center for Arts and Technology for which the students earn dual credits. Eastern Center also provides students with an opportunity to earn certification in a vocational area of study as well as college credit for advanced courses.
As a culminating graduation requirement, 12th Grade students must complete Senior Thesis, a course that requires students to create an independent project based upon an area of their own interest. To complete the project, students write a research paper and incorporate technology in a formal presentation to faculty and peers.
Students take three or four ninety-minute subjects a day (Intensive Block Scheduling) which allows for more in-depth subject content, a greater understanding of the material, and the promotion of active student participation.