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Archive for May, 2019

"Healthy Sneaker" Project Models

The “Healthy Sneaker” Project at The Academies @ Roxborough

This spring, PAI Academic Project Coordinator Dr. Maggie Pedone collaborated with Lydia Parsons and Molly Reingold of District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund to design a “Healthy Sneakers” Project for The Academies at Roxborough High School.  10th grade students in the Biotechnology and Kinesiology pathways participated in this Project-Based Learning challenge with the goal of collaborating…

Bicycle Coalition Youth Bicycle program

Academies @ Roxborough students completed in BCYC Bicycle Race

Four Roxborough students completed in the Bicycle Coalition Youth Bicycle program’s Individual Time Trials Race at Fort Mifflin on Saturday.  All participants completed an 8-mile sprint on flat open roads and 3 of our 4 students placed on the podium in their novice bracket!  Jean Paul-Fils came in first place in the Men’s Novice bracket,…

Student R. Cummings

Academies @ Roxborough Students in the Transition to Work Program

Tahir Bond and Robert Cummings were selected for the elite Transition to Work Program for Autistic students in their last year of high school. It is a cooperative program between Drexel University and The School District. Only 8 students are selected with this diagnosis from the district to participate in the transition to work program….

Finalists in NFTE Philadelphia Metro Regional Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

The Academies @ Roxborough community wants to acknowledge two amazing students who did a phenomenal job last night at the NFTE Philadelphia Metro Regional Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. There were 3 finalists who presented May 16, 2019 in front of group of around 150 adults.  We had the pleasure of having two of those finalists being…

Academies @ Roxborough PROM

Academies @ Roxborough PROM

Academies @ Roxborough juniors and seniors went to “Hollywood” at their prom which was a great success!!  Enjoy the picture gallery below.  

students featured in NFTE promo

Business Academy Students on Real News Network

The Academies @ Roxborough Business Technology and Entrepreneurship students were featured in a NFTE promo on Real News Network on Vimeo.com.  Neferteri Raynor, Judah Smith, Daeshawn Crippen, Samuel Johnson, Marcel Joseph and Maurice Jones are highlighted in the clip, watch below. NFTE Philadelphia Metro Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge promo          

Girls varsity softball team 2019 with coach Mr. Dumsha

Softball Playoffs!!

The Academies @ Roxborough Girls Softball team won their first playoff game Wednesday May8th!  The girls played against Esperanza and won 22-20!  The next game is an away game Friday, May 10th against Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush.

PA Keystone testing logo

Keystone Testing Special Schedule

Keystone testing is upon us.  The Keystone Exams are end-of-course assessments designed to assess proficiency in specific subject areas.  Keystone Exams were developed by the Department and made available for use by school districts, AVTSs and charter schools, including cyber charter schools: The Keystone Exams are one component of Pennsylvania’s statewide high school graduation requirements.and…

Ms. Jenkins at the Philadelphia Academies, Inc. Gala

PAI Outstanding Principal Award

“Philadelphia Academies, Inc. was founded in 1969 to address the dropout crisis plaguing Philadelphia schools. The initial focus of our work was Career Academies, a model of career connected learning that our founders created. Since its inception, the Career Academy Model has contributed to higher graduation rates locally and has been transformational  nationally…” https://academiesinc.org/ This…

The Academies @ Roxborough @ the Special Olympics 3rd place overall

The Academies @ Roxborough @ the Special Olympics

3rd Place Overall “The Special Olympics Inclusive Track & Field team, consisting of both special education and general education students, participated in 3 events this year for the first time. We are proud to announce that our team won 3rd place overall! We are so proud of our team, and we look forward to our…