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Students in Start-Up Tech Showcase at Roxborough HS

Start-Up Tech Showcase

  Students from the Academy of Business Technology and Entrepreneurship participated in the Start-Up Tech showcase today in the IMC @ Roxborough HS.  Students displayed their work and pitched their app to prospective investors.          

Mr. Fesnak, Business teacher @ Academies @ Roxborough HS

Lindback Distinguished Teacher 2019

Please join the administrative team in congratulating Mr. Frank Fesnak as our 2018-2019 Lindback Distinguished Teacher of the Year! Mr. Fesnak is most deserving of this honor and we are proud to have him represent the Academies @ Roxborough High School as the Lindback award winner. Congratulations Mr. Fesnak and thank you for your outstanding…

NFTE’s Philadelphia Metro Area’s Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

Seven Roxborough students have qualified as semi-finalists for the NFTE’s Philadelphia Metro Area’s Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. They will compete against other semi-finalists from 35 local schools on Wednesday, May 1 (tomorrow). The top two finishers will go head-to-head later this month in the Regional Finals for the Philadelphia Metro Area championship … an honor that Roxborough students…

Academies @ Roxborough Bike team

Academies @ Roxborough Bike Club

Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia & Miss Molly from our own STEAM lab sponsors a Bike Club at The Academies @ Roxborough.  Partnered with the BCYC Program in equipping over 100 Philadelphia youth to ride and race.  Students pedaled to Wissahickon Park (The Wiz), Manayunk trail and Fairmont park. The BYBC through advocacy and education,…

Academies @ Roxborough Special Olympics

Academies @ Roxborough Special Olympics

The following students attended the Special Olympics(inclusive) Track Meet Wednesday, April 17, 2019.  Jadin Jacobs, Jordan Scales and Devon Sowisdral.  They participated in the 100 metter, 400 meter, 800 meter, the 4X100 relay, the long jump, catapult, and javalin throw.  Students were accompanied by their teacher & Special Olympics Coach Dawn Marie Geiger.  

SkillsUSA in Hershey PA

The Academies @ Roxborough Web Design students attends SkillsUSA in Hershey PA This year Web Design participated in SkillsSUA for the first time. Three students excellently represented Roxborough at the competition. It was a great opportunity for the students to investigate and learn what SkillsUSA is and how the competitions work. Yasmin Riley participated in…

TechGirlz @ The Academies @ Roxborough

TechGirlz @ The Academies @ Roxborough

On March 30, 2019. A new record was set, and the Academies @ Roxborough was a part of it. TechGirlz, a partner in The Web Design pathway, held an event at Drexel University to take part in the Breaking the Code event. Over 300 girls in middle school across the country were learning HTML and…

American red cross blood drive

NHS Blood Drive

The Academies @ Roxborough National Honor Society Blood Drive was a great success! We collected 31 pints, giving us a high total of 65 for the year! I appreciate everyone who was able to donate or encourage their students to donate! Special shout outs to Tareesa Hatton, Rian Solomon, James Diamond, Jasmine Johnson, Dewayne Baxter,…

Roxborough students @ Kutztown University

Roxborough Students @ Kutztown University

College Access Program hosted a Junior Retreat at Kutztown University.  Students from the Academies @ Roxborough visited the University Wednesday, April 3rd.  Students attended a workshop, toured the University and were treated to lunch.

AP Bio Students Visit Harrisburg University

AP Bio Students Visit Harrisburg University

AP Biology students with their teacher Mrs. McFadden visited Harrisburg University.  Students in the class are receiving 4 college science credits through a dual enrollment partnership.