Roxborough High School

Mrs. Dana Jenkins

6498 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19128
Phone: 215-487-4464

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

Roxborough High School

Important Announcement: Freshman Orientation 2014

Dear Class of 2018:

Congratulations on your acceptance to the Academies at Roxborough High School! Please join our administrative team and several RHS faculty members for an important and informative day designed to prepare you for all that RHS has to offer. Over the past several years, our school has developed a strong college preparatory focus, and has rededicated itself to the rich and prosperous traditions of its great history. As a result, RHS is rapidly becoming one of the best community high schools in Philadelphia. We are excited to meet you, and excited for you to join the RHS family.


Orientation Details


Monday, August 25th (Last name A-L)

Tuesday, August 26th (Last name M-Z)


9:00 AM - 12:00 noon


·  Introduction of key staff

·  I.D. pictures

·  College planning

·  English and Math Assessments

·  After-school activities

·  SEPTA charter bus schedules

·  Roster and bell schedule distribution

·  Support staff and programs


All parents are encouraged to attend. A general meeting for parents and students will be held in the auditorium at 9:00, followed by a meeting just for parents in the IMC.

Important Announcement: Summer Reading List for Incoming Freshmen

Greetings, Class of 2018!
Although summer is certainly a time for rest, relaxation, and fun, we are asking that you read two books before you return to school in September in order to help keep your mind sharp and to help prepare you for the academic challenges of high school. There will be one book that everyone must read, and one book that you may choose from a list of three.


A Separate Peace, by John Knowles



The Messenger, by Lois Lowry
Into Thin Air, by John Krakauer
True Grit, by Charles Portis


Thank you in advance for keeping your brain in shape over the summer so that you return ready for the academic challenges of your first year here at The Academies at Roxborough High School. Enjoy your summer, and we look forward to meeting you in the fall!