Academies @ Roxborough High School

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Mission Statement:
Roxborough High School is an All-Academy High School. Academies offer each student more personalized attention, recognition, and care from teachers, staff and peers. Integral to the Academy methodology is the career-themed approach designed to engage all students with learning that is rigorous and relevant, preparing them for college and career. Each academy is a small learning community built around college and career pathways. Our Academies are: 9th Grade Academy - Freshman Academy, Academy of Visual Arts Production: Film & Video Production, Web Design, Digital Graphic Design, Academy of Health Sciences & Research: Biotechnology, Kinesiology, Academy of Business Technology and Entrepreneurship: International Business– Finance Track, International Business – Entrepreneurship Track, Business – Sports Marketing. Roxborough High School is committed to designing programs and learning opportunities that promote academic and social achievement for all students. We will focus on building a strong college and career preparatory foundation.
Accredidations and Awards:
Middle States Association accreditation; National Career Academy Transformation Model; School District of Philadelphia Best Practice School for Safety and Climate, 2012; JROTC Leadership Program;
AP Courses:
Art History, Biology, English Literature & Composition, English Language & Composition, Environmental Science, Government & Politics, U.S. History
Other Special Academic Offerings:
Cinematography, Creative Writing, Liberal Arts, Pre-Calculus
Measures for Positive, Safe Learning:
We implement peer mediation, whole school culture and restorative practices; world-class student ambassadors
Parent Involvement:
Home & School Association; CTE showcases; winter and spring art/music showcases; athletic events; parent workshops; college access events; college fair; career day; Fresh Fest; Back-to-School night; report card conferences
Arts Activities and Classes:
Vocal music classes or ensemble; choir; instrumental music lessons; school plays; visual arts instruction; poetry SLAM; literature; film/video instruction; two Art classes
Activities and Special Programs:
Art Club (Mural Arts Program) • Fitness Club • High Step • National Honor Society • Ridge Record (School Newspaper) • STEAM Scholars (science, technology, engineering, art and math) • Student Ambassadors • Student Government • The Mesak (Yearbook)
Boys Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Track & Field
Girls Sports:
Basketball, Cheerleading, Track & Field, Volleyball, Softball
Septa Routes:
9, 27, 32, 35
Contact Information
6498 Ridge Ave., 19128
Dana Jenkins, Principal
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School:Neighborhood
Enrollment: 625
Grades Served: 9-12
Admission Reqs: Residence within the school catchment area; others may apply, but admission is criteria-based
ELLS: 2%
Special Education: 32%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 70%
Waiting List? Yes
Racial Demographics:African American – 81% Latino – 6% Asian – 1% White – 9% Other – 3%

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