New high school coming to North Philadelphia in 2017

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Friday, December 16, 2016
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The School District of Philadelphia is getting a new high school next year.

NORTH PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The School District of Philadelphia is getting a new high school next year.

In a unique partnership, the Philadelphia Housing Authority is buying the old Vaux High building for $2 million, and will be spending up to $15 million more to renovate it.

It will be managed by an outside contractor called Big Picture Learning.

The school is set to reopen in September, with a focus on internships and college preparation, eventually serving 500 students.