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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; state-approved CTE programs of study include Health-Related Technologies, Dental Assisting
Points of Pride:
Only Philadelphia public high school with a health sciences focus; CVS Health is supporting development of a SMART Student Health & Wellness Center that will open September 2016 (first center of its kind in a Pennsylvania school); 92% of senior class had college acceptances at graduation for 2015-16 school year; Community Engagement Partners Program; partnerships with community groups; building partnerships with universities; funding opportunities
AP Courses:
Calculus AB, Calculus BC, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Government & Politics
Foreign Languages:
Measures for Positive, Safe Learning:
Described by two District regional superintendents as having the best school culture and learning environment in a high school in Philadelphia
Parent Involvement:
School Advisory Council, attend various functions
Arts Activities and Classes:
Theater instruction; visual arts instruction
Boys Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls Sports:
Basketball, Cheerleading, Volleyball
Septa Routes:
5, 39, Market-Frankford El
Contact Information
2463 Emerald St., 19125
James Williams, Principal
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School: Neighborhood
2014-2015 Enrollment: 442
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: 28%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 100%
Waiting List? No
Racial Demographics: African American – 32% Latino – 56% Asian – 1% White – 7% Other – 4%

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