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Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School

City Wide Access


1901 N. Front St.
Philadelphia, PA  19122

Main:
215-291-5010
Web:
http://kensingtoncapa.wix.com/kcapa
The mission of Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School is to provide our students with a rigorous academic program and comprehensive educational experiences in a safe, supportive learning environment which will prepare students for postsecondary studies, careers, and opportunities in the elds of the expressive arts.

Program Info:

This program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and a portfolio needed to successfully tackle the challenges of college instruction or to pursue a career as a freelance Graphic Designer. This industry requires the use of specialized software, such as Adobe Creative Suites, combined with creativity, design, and problem solving skills to create visual communication. This program focuses on developing the creativity and software skills necessary to be competitive in the field of Graphic Design. Students also learn the principles, materials, and skills necessary to bring a design problem to a logical solution. During the course of their instruction, students concentrate on developing an understanding of design fundamentals. Using state-of-the-art digital technology, students participate in activities like the State Computer Fair and other competitions that give students the opportunity to apply these principles to a variety of design problems. Course coverage includes visual design concepts, color theory, drawing, typography, print production, advertising, corporate design, publications design, packaging design, website design and photography. Computer design skills are integrated into various subjects throughout the program.
Admission Requirements
Application RequirementsCity Wide Access programs in Neighborhood Schools don't have admissions criteria but must have enough space. Admission for students outside the neighborhood is based on availability and lottery.



Program NotesThis program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and a portfolio needed to successfully tackle the challenges of college instruction or to pursue a career as a freelance Graphic Designer. This industry requires the use of specialized software, such as Adobe Creative Suites, combined with creativity, design, and problem solving skills to create visual communication. This program focuses on developing the creativity and software skills necessary to be competitive in the field of Graphic Design. Students also learn the principles, materials, and skills necessary to bring a design problem to a logical solution. During the course of their instruction, students concentrate on developing an understanding of design fundamentals. Using state-of-the-art digital technology, students participate in activities like the State Computer Fair and other competitions that give students the opportunity to apply these principles to a variety of design problems. Course coverage includes visual design concepts, color theory, drawing, typography, print production, advertising, corporate design, publications design, packaging design, website design and photography. Computer design skills are integrated into various subjects throughout the program.
Academic Performance
Overall SPR Peer Rank12th OF 26
Overall SPR Performance TierINTERVENE
Performance Tier: AchievementINTERVENE
Performance Tier: ProgressINTERVENE
Performance Tier: ClimateWATCH
Performance Tier: College & CareerINTERVENE
Students Who Graduate in 4 Years75%
This is the percentage of a group of students at a school that graduated within 4 years.
College Enrollment Rates58%
School Culture
Student Attendance87%
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School Fit
Total Enrollment500
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Demographics
Black 30.63%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Asian 0%
Filipino 0%
Hispanic 59.68%
Pacific Islander 0%
White 7.11%
Two or More Races 0%
This tells us about the racial and ethnic backgrounds of the students that attend the school. Is it important to you that there is diversity in your high school? Are you more comfortable being around other students that have a similar racial/ethnic background as you?
General Information
School TypeCity Wide Access
Grades Served9 - 12
School PartnersAPMAs4JsCollege Access ProgramCommunity CoalitionCommunity College of PhiladelphiaCongresoGEAR UPKensington SchoolLULACMVP 360Philadelphia Education FundPhiladelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND)Ready for LifeTemple UniversityTemple University’s AYP
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Courses Offered
Classes and AcademicsCalculusCinematographyEnglish Literature and CompositionEnvironmental ScienceEnvironmental/Green Club
CTE Courses and ProgramsFilm and Video ProductionGraphic Design
Extracurriculars
College and CareerCollege 60%
College: Dual Enrollment(Not Available)
SportsBadmintonBaseballBasketball, BoysBasketball, GirlsBowlingDanceFootballSoccer, BoysSoccer, GirlsSoftballVolleyball, BoysVolleyball, GirlsWrestling
ArtsChoirDanceDrumlinePoetry ClubSongwriting ClubTheatervisual artvocal and instrumental musicYearbook
Media(Not Available)
STEM(Not Available)
Cultural/Ethnic Language Clubs(Not Available)
Health and Wellness(Not Available)
Life and LeadershipPeer MediationSenior Class Executive BoardStudent Council/Government
Parents and Community(Not Available)
Other(Not Available)