About Our School
Phillips High School.....Engaging for Success.....Every Student.....Every Day
Phillips High School is an alternative high school in WCPSS. Our program is very unique in that students work with their referring school counselors to apply for admission into our school. The school is a non-traditional high school, grades 9-12, with a focus on students who have not been successful in traditional school programs. These challenges are often the result of attendance, academic performance, or minor behavioral issues. Our structures of small class sizes, flexible scheduling, additional academic support and post-secondary planning allow students to re-connect with education. Here is an at-a-glance summary of program details. Phillips High School strives to increase achievement for all of our students--regardless of background or societal factors--by developing a caring, respectful environment and creating a culture of excellence through rigorous and relevant learning that fosters relationships and produces responsible citizens.
The program is student-centered and most of our students are very responsive to the setting. One of the defining characteristics of our students is a history of responding positively to teacher attention and relationships. Many of our students are simply "lost in the shuffle" of the much larger traditional school setting. Visitors to our program will find a caring, quiet, and calm environment where students are focused on growth and achieving their goals. The climate at Phillips is highly collaborative and supportive. Our team affectionately calls itself the "Phillips Phamily" and maintains focus and energy on student growth. Here is a summary of our most recent Teacher Working Conditions Survey.