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

Winter Keystone Testing

Attention All Roxborough Students and Families:

The Winter Keystone Examinations are nearly upon us! In January, Roxborough sophomores and juniors will have the opportunity to show the academic growth they've made in the subjects of Literature, Algebra, and Biology. Scheduling information is below. 


January 7th-8th

11th Grade: Literature

10th Grade: Algebra 1


January 9th, 12th

11th Grade: Algebra 1


January 13th - 14th 

11th Grade: Biology


Juniors will report at 8 AM on each testing day. 

Sophomores will report at 8 AM on January 7 and 8, but will report at 11 AM on January 9, 12, 13, and 14. 

Freshmen and seniors will report to school at 11 AM on all six testing days.  


January Employee of the Month

Congratulations to January's RHS Educator of the Month, Brett Vance!! Although an employee of Philadelphia Academies, Inc., Mr. Vance spends the majority of his time at Roxborough High School,  supporting our efforts to implement the all academy model, and more importantly, to provide our students with the best possible education. Since September of 2013, Brett has truly strived to ensure that our students receive an education that connects academic learning with both career and technical education courses and real world learning. His colleagues at RHS have described him as "spending countless hours beyond the school day (including vacation days) to meet his goals and provide opportunities for our students," as "showing humility" and "seeking the input of his peers for a full team approach." Congratulations, Mr. Vance. Thank you for all that you do for our students, our faculty, and Roxborough High School.

December Employee of the Month

Congratulations to December's RHS Educator of the Month, Blaine Zavod!! Mr. Zavod has been a special education teacher at Roxborough for the past six years. His colleagues have described him as one who "always comes early and stays late," who "always finds a third way, even when the job seems impossible," and who "works tirelessly to support our special needs students, their families, and their teachers." Congratulations, Mr. Zavod, and thank you for all you do for our students, our faculty, and Roxborough High School.

November Employee of the Month

Congratulations to this year's first RHS Educator of the Month, Keith Heleniak!! In addition to teaching English to all of our freshmen, Keith is also serves as Ninth Grade Academy Coordinator, and has worked hard to plan assemblies, bring in guest speakers, and organize trips for our students. His peers have described him as one who is "always open to new ideas and is willing to listen and offer assistance to other faculty members," and as being "helpful, humble, and hardworking." Congratulations, Mr. Heleniak, and thank you for all that you do for our students, our faculty, and our school.

Non-Descrimination Statement

The School District of Philadelphia, an equal opportunity employer, will not discriminate in employment or education programs or activities, based on race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, physical handicap, gender, sexual orientation, union membership, or limited English proficiency. This policy of non-discrimination extends to all other legally protected classifications. Publication of this policy in this document is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.