This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.
by Aaron Moselle for NewsWorks
In mid-June, hundreds of people packed into a Mount Airy church for Germantown High School’s final graduation ceremony.
There were tears of joy and sadness, and also an obvious, yet important history lesson offered by principal emeritus Margaret Mullen-Bavwidinsi.
"There will be no other graduating class of Germantown High School. This is it. As far as we know, this is it," she told the more than 120 green- and white-robed students.
Two days later, the school closed for good after 99 years.
A new chapter in a new book, though, may soon be written inside the GHS building.
As reported by NewsWorks, Camelot Education, a for-profit education company, wants to move all three of its city programs to GHS’ former home along Germantown Avenue.