Academic Support

After School Tutoring

William Penn offers tutoring after school for all students upon request and teacher availability.  Typically this tutoring occurs on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.  Students are to request to meet with their individual teachers after school at least a day in advance to make arrangements.


The William Penn Advisory program will be held atleast monthly and is listed on a student’s schedule as “Period 9”.  The main purpose of Advisory is to provide a first line of communication with students concerning school matters, in an effort to improve the students’ school experience, which will result in improved attendance and academic achievement.  Advisory will provide a sounding board for student concerns, and maintain an up to date check on student attendance and grades.  Social and Academic lessons will be presented in this setting as well.  Please note that the advisor is not expected to have the answer for every student concern, but he/she should be able to connect the student with a qualified staff member who can assist the student with an issue or concern, such as the nurse, counselor, school psychologist, other teacher, or principal.

Saturday School

Periodically throughout the school year Wm. Penn will host Saturday School,in an attempt to support our school wide goal of increasing our graduation rate.  At risk students will be asked to attend Saturday School to bring up failing grades.  Students are responsible for gathering their make up work in advance before reporting to Saturday School.  William Penn will host Saturday School in both the fall and spring semesters.

2016-2017 Fall semester dates
12/3/16, 12/10/16, 1/7/16

Spring semester dates
5/6/16, 5/20/16

SAT Prep

For the 2016-2017 school year, William Penn is launching an SAT Prep initiative where students will have 16 sessions (8 for math, 8 for reading/writing) where students will learn test-taking skills, use diagnostic quizzes to identify their strengths and weaknesses, and access practice resources.

SAT Tips & Tricks

Free personalized SAT prep available online

All Delaware 10th graders should begin accessing Khan Academy this week for FREE personalized SAT prep based on their PSAT results. Students can access PSAT scores and AP Potential information at By linking to Khan Academy from their College Board account, students can prepare now for greater SAT success. See PowerPoint for more information on linking accounts.

For Students

Student PSAT scores and AP Potential:
FREE Khan Academy SAT Practice:

Upward Bound Math & Science

The Upward Bound Math and Science program is designed to strengthen the math and science skills of participating students. The goal of the program is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and to encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees in math and science, and ultimately careers in the math and science profession.


Communities in Schools

Communities in Schools is a nationwide network of passionate professionals working in public schools to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Credit Recovery

Online learning during the school day for students who have failed previous required coursework.  Student must meet with their school counselor in order to obtain a referral to this program.  It is school policy that students must complete a minimum of one class per semester in order to remain enrolled in the program.