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“The Academies at Roxborough High School develop strong college and career competencies that empower students to compete in our global society.”

HSA FLYER Title One meeting May 19Home & School Association

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TONIGHT!!: Virtual Meeting on May 19th @ 6pm

Roxborough Spring Title I-Parent Portal Flyer-05-19-22

Congratulations Ms. Kristin Williams Smalley!!

Ms. Kristin Williams Smalley has now been selected to serve as the official Principal of the Academies at Roxborough. The “interim” label is no longer needed. Principal Smalley stepped in during a time of significant change and considerable challenges. She demonstrated the wisdom to listen to stakeholders and understand their needs, the patience to observe and learn, and the courage to lead.

Letter from Dr. Noah Tennent, Assistant Superintendent

PA Keystone exam logoKeystone Exams Information: Testing Schedule

No Seniors will be tested, any 11th graders who need to be tested have been notified.  Parents who still have questions can call school at 215-400-3400.

Monday: All 9th and 10th graders are testing and should report to school at 7:30.  11th graders who are not testing and Seniors report to school at 10:30.

Tuesday: No School – Election Day

Wednesday: All 9th and 10th graders are testing and should report to school at 7:30.  11th graders who are not testing and Seniors report to school at 10:30.

Thursday: All 9th graders are testing and should report to school at 7:30.  10th, 11th and 12th graders report to school at 10:30.

Friday: All 9th graders are testing and should report to school at 7:30.  10th, 11th and 12th graders report to school at 10:30.

Keystone exams are a state requirement for graduation.  Find more information HERE

Parents and Guardians of Roxborough High School Students,

At Roxborough High School, students will be taking the Pennsylvania State Keystone exams from May 16-May 20, 2022.  The keystone Exams are end-of-course assessments designed to evaluate proficiency in academic content.  Beginning with the class of 2022-2023, students must demonstrate proficiency on the Algebra I, Literature and Biology Keystone Exams to graduate or full fill one of the other pathways provided to graduate.  Students will be offered multiple opportunities to take the Keystones throughout the high school career.  If you have any questions about the testing, please contact Mr. Dumsha at 215-400-3400 (x2130) or  It is important that every student attends and is on time every day of testing.

Electronic devices will not be permitted in testing rooms.  Any electronic device used during testing will be confiscated and returned to parents/guardians on Friday May 27, 2022 between 1:30 and 2:30 only!!!  This is required to ensure the integrity of the testing environment and process.

Mrs. Kristin Williams Smalley

CLICK HERE ParentPacketKeystones

RHS Students Greenfield Award Winning Film!

Way to go Web Design!! Studio 312 wins BIG!

The 2022 District-Wide Survey is open now.

Let your voice be heard!

Access the survey here.

Please check out a digital version of our most recent town hall. During the presentation, we discuss Academic expectations and Climate expectations. We also share some reminders for seniors as they begin to finalize post graduation decisions. If you have any questions or concerns after viewing the presentation, please reach out to any member of the administrative team by calling the school or emailing at your convenience.  CLICK HERE

Academies @Roxborough HS is open for In-Person Learning!  Students please remember to bring your chromebooks to school!


Parents if you need to contact your students individual teachers, the Staff/Faculty directly is on the right of this page or CLICK HERE.



Dear families, please complete this parent involvement survey for your child’s school by answering all the questions below. / Estimadas familias favor the completar la encuesta para la escuela de su alumno.  Links below.

Parent Survey

Parent Survey Spanish

Also if you still need to update your contact information…

Many of the phone numbers in our system need to be updated.  In order to communicate with families effectively, we are asking you to follow the attached stepper and remove any old phone numbers and update with correct ones.  Thank you for being an integral part of the Roxborough family!
Parent Phone Number Update (1)

Interested in Playing Sports at RHS?? Click HERE

Remember to follow our Instagram @academiesatroxborough for reminders and announcements!

Do you need Working Papers/Permit??? CLICK HERE for more information and Application.

Accessing Report Cards
The steppers linked below will help families in accessing this real-time grade information for their students.

K8 Campus Parent Stepper

MS/HS Campus Parent Stepper

Parents/Guardians who do not yet have a Parent & Family Portal can register for one by visiting the Office of Family and Community Engagement’s Parent & Family Portal website, linked here.

Here, you will find a stepper and a brief video that provides instructions on how to register, as well as other resources. If parents/guardians do not have a Parent & Family Portal they can still review their students’ grades by logging in with their student and following this stepper to review grades and access report cards..

K8 Student Portal Stepper
MS/HS Student Portal Stepper

Are you a Parenting or Pregnant Teen?  Need Help?

The Philadelphia ELECT program provides a comprehensive network of education, health and support services designed to assist pregnant and parenting students in completing their education and preparing for success after high school/GED.

RHS Philadelphia ELECT program

The Social Work and Counseling Team would like you to know that we are doing what we can to ensure that our Roxborough families are safe, during this trying time.  While our ability to provide support has been limited to phone and email contact, we are still available to you. More Info in the Blog click HERE.

Philly HopeLine is a free helpline sponsored by Uplift Center for Grieving Children and the School District of Philadelphia. It is staffed by Masters’s level clinicians from Uplift, and is open to all School District of Philadelphia students & families. Service is available in both English and Spanish.

Hours of Operation:  Monday – Friday: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Holidays, Saturdays, and Sundays: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Call or Text 833-PHL-HOPE
(833-745-4673) or CLICK HERE

Project ELECT and COVID-19

If your children need Health Insurance, either because they never had it or because your benefits have changed during the COVID crisis, our partners at PCCY can help you apply.  Medical Benefits Help

Need working papers? CLICK HERE
Limited hours and times and increased safety protocols apply.

Mrs. Thompson, Mr. Kerrigan, Mr. Rauscher, Ms. McFadden and Mrs. Jenkins at the NCAC conference.

Mrs. Thompson, Mr. Kerrigan, Mr. Rauscher, Ms. McFadden and Mrs. Jenkins at the NCAC conference. The Academies @ Roxborough High School was recognized at the NCAC’s (National Career Academy Coalition) 23rd conference held in Philadelphia.  Teachers from as far as Hawaii attended the conference and visited Roxborough HS.

Roxborough was also honored to be recognized for receiving National Model Status for their Academy of Health Sciences & Research and received the Jeffery N. Stein Award for best transition for an Urban High School to the Academy Model.

Roxborough was also honored with the Henk Koning Exemplary Partnership Award for Mr. Steve Rauscher our Academy of Health Sciences & Research partner for exemplifying a true working partnership.  Read more in the Blog.

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Academy of health sciences and research at Roxborough logoNCAC Announces that The Academy of Health Sciences and Research at Roxborough High School Has Achieved National Model Status!

Read more in our Blog.

Pedro A. Rivera Secretary of Education for Pennsylvania visited the Academies @ Roxborough on Friday, February 9, 2018.  Read more about his visit in our Blog.

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2017 Volunteers of the Year for the Roxborough YMCA

Students from the Academies @ Roxborough will be recognized at the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA Annual Meeting alongside the other Volunteers from across our association on April 6, 2018.  Read more in our blog and check out the Video below.


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