Philadelphia Inquirer: District, Catholic, charter schools share applications

By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer

For the first time, students applying to high school at Philadelphia School District, charter, and Catholic schools will be able to start the process with similar one-page applications, Mayor Nutter’s Office of Education announced.

The forms were developed by the district, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Charter Schools for Excellence, and other organizations that are members of the Great Schools Compact.

“This has been one of the things that the compact has been talking about from the very beginning,” said Lori Shorr, the city’s chief education officer.