Attention future Colonials:
If you are interested in learning more about William Penn, please sign up for a tour, a student shadowing day or both!  Tours and shadowing will take place the 2
nd Tuesday of each month.  Tours will last from 8:00-8:30am and student shadowing will take place immediately after the tour from 8:30 until 2:00.

William Penn High School has modern and cutting edge degree programs & equipment to prepare our students for college and careers…

William Penn High School has restructured into three colleges: STEM, Business, and Humanities.
Each college offers a variety of majors and concentrations. Students will select a course of study; and over four years, gain the necessary skills to either enter a college or begin a trade. Many of our degree programs offer the opportunity to achieve a trade certificate, and all student transcripts and diplomas include the student’s degree program as they prepare for admission to college. All classes connect to the student’s major and encompass project based learning using industry-standard equipment. All majors include a senior project (working with local businesses) and opportunities for advanced placement courses. Many of our programs articulate to local universities, giving our students the ability to earn college credits while at William Penn High School.

Countdown to Graduation ~ June 7, 2018








School News – The Penn Post

World Language Proficiency Exam

Do you speak another language proficiently?  If so, you may be able to test out of your World Language Graduation Requirement by taking a Proficiency Exam to show you can read, write, speak, and understand what other say in that language.  Depending on your native language the test will cost between $20 and $210 (cash only).  If you are interested in testing this summer, please contact Dr. Kristen Barnello at

AAPPL Exam $20

Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian, Spanish

OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview) + WPT (Writing Proficiency Test): $210

Afrikaans, Akan-Twi, Albanian, Amharic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Baluchi, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cambodian, Cantonese, Cebuano, Czech, Dari, Dutch, Ga, Georgian, Greek (Modern), Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hebrew, Hiligaynon, Hindi, Hmong-Mong, Hungarian, Igbo, Ilocano, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kashmiri, Kazakh, Kikongo-Kongo, Korean, Krio, Kurdish, Lao, Malay, Malayalam, Mandigo-Bambara, Nepali, Pashto, Persian-Farsi, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Serbian/Croatian, Sindhi, Sinhalese, Slovak, Somali, Swahili, Tagalog, Tajik, Tamil, Tausug, Telugu, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkish, Turkmen, Uighur, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Wolof, Wu and Yoruba

School Counseling News

Summer Volunteer Opportunities

Any students interested in earning some local volunteer hours, see the attached New Castle Little League schedule! They need help in the concession stand as well as around the ball fields both during the week and on weekends. Contact if you...

AP Parent night is Cancelled

AP Parent Night on June 6th has been CANCELLED but please keep an eye out from AP teachers regarding information on next year’s courses.

Summer Food Service Program

For some members of our community, food is not the easiest to come by, especially on weekends and during holidays & breaks. The Summer Food Service Program is available to all children (18-years-old and younger) and there is no cost or enrollment process. Please...


Colonial Alumni make a difference in this world every day. Russell Khan, class of 1999, is the co-founder of Honest Chops an organic butcher shop in New York. Khan is giving back to the community by donating 10,000 pounds of meat to local nonprofits. ...

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