The Aspen Challenge has launched in partnership with the School District of Philadelphia in 2017. Twenty teams from across the city are participating.


Twenty high school teams from the School District of Philadelphia spent the day on February 1 learning from leading innovators and were issued five real world challenges. Teams then were given eight weeks to design solutions to the challenge of their choice. Watch the overview of what they learned during this momentous Opening Forum!



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The School District of Philadelphia is the eighth largest school district in the nation. Located in a historic and culturally rich setting, they are a racially and ethnically diverse community committed to education. They are students, parents, teachers, staff, and community members; they are the School District of Philadelphia.




  • Abraham Lincoln High School
  • First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter High School
  • Frankford High School
  • Freire Charter School
  • Gateway to College
  • George Washington High School
  • Horace H. Furness High School
  • John Bartram High School
  • Kensington Health Sciences Academy
  • Northeast High School
  • One Bright Ray Community High School
  • Parkway Northwest High School for Peace and Social Justice
  • Paul Robeson High School for human Services
  • People for People Charter School
  • Philadelphia Academy Charter High School
  • The Philadelphia High School For Girls
  • Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter School
  • Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School
  • The U School
  • YESPhilly Accelerated High School