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Kensington Health Sciences Academy

Mission Statement:
To prepare students for post-secondary studies and careers by offering a core of rigorous academic courses, integrated with challenging career program majors in health-related technology, in a safe and supportive learning environment.
Accredidations and Awards:
Middle States Accreditation, 2012-2019; Health-Related Technology program; Dental Assisting program; $20,000 grant from McLean, 2011; $5,000 grant from Allen Hilles Fund, 2011
Points of Pride:
Large increase in graduation rate, 2013-14; 82% of senior class had college acceptances at graduation for 2014-15 school year; partnerships with community groups; building partnerships with several universities; funding opportunities; school culture
AP Courses:
Government & Politics
Foreign Languages:
Spanish
Parent Involvement:
School Advisory Council, attend various functions
Boys Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls Sports:
Basketball, Softball, Volleyball
Septa Routes:
3, 5, 39, 89, Market-Frankford El
Contact Information
2463 Emerald St., 19125
James Williams, Principal
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School: Neighborhood
2014-2015 Enrollment: 432
Grades Served: 9-12
Admission Reqs: Serves students from Kensington Multiplex catchment area; others may apply, with admission based on space availability and lottery
ELLS: 18%
Special Education: 26%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 100%
Waiting List? No
Racial Demographics: African American – 33% Latino – 56% Asian – 2% White – 8% Other – 2%

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