Principal’s Message

Christopher Shaffer

Principal’s Message


Greetings from The Academies at Roxborough High School! We appreciate your visit to our website and we are excited to share some of the fantastic things that are happening here.

While we continue to maintain the time-honored traditions that are part of Roxborough’s history and identity, our school continues in the process of incredible transformation. Thanks to the tireless efforts of our teachers and to gracious support from a variety of external partners, our implementation of the all academy model is already greatly benefiting our current students, and will expand in the 2017-18 school year. We currently house four separate academies. When students exit our Freshman Academy, they will enter either the Academy of Visual Arts Production, the Academy of Business Technology and Entrepreneurship, or the Academy of Health and Sciences and Research. Once enrolled in one of these academies, each student will spend three years immersed in one of five career pathway programs: Film and Video Production, Web Design, Business Technology, Biotechnology, and Kinesiology. Thus far, our implementation of the all academy model has had a powerful impact upon our students: the vast majority of our graduates are accepted into college, and a significant percentage of our seniors earn industry certifications in the career paths they’ve followed since they were sophomores.

Whether you are a current parent or student or someone who just wants to see what our school is all about, I thank you for your interest in our rapidly evolving and growing school. If you would like to see The Academies at Roxborough for yourself, please contact our main office so that we can arrange a tour for you.