Henry is a local school (although not our catchment school) with a good reputation and a strong network of families and alumni.
It bothers me when folks complain about a problem without offering a solution, or at least a direction for a solution. Last month, I was guilty. I wrote “School Choice in Philadelphia is a Myth” Well, how could we turn the myth into reality?
This was such a long and drawn out process. We loved many of the schools we visited and applied to.
Despite the official rules surrounding the Volunteer Transfer Program (VTP) working like a lottery, the process itself is somewhat arbitrary and haphazard, putting the power to accept students in the hands of individual schools.
Yes, it’s once again time again for the Voluntary Transfer Program (VTP)! For Philadelphia residents, VTP allows families to apply for seats in public schools outside of their designated catchment.