Dental Assisting

Kensington Health Sciences Academy

City Wide Access


2463 Emerald St.
Philadelphia, PA  19125

Main:
215-291-5185
Web:
www.philasd.org/schools/kensingtonhealthsciences
Our vision is for a health sciences high school where all students are eager to learn about health and health sciences as part of a challenging education focused on the 21st century labor market. Our vision is to have the resources all students need to reach their full potential morally, intellectually, academically, socially, and emotionally. Our vision is for all graduates to be fully prepared for successful transition into post-secondary education and rewarding professional careers. This includes:
• Created Pennsylvania’s first Pharmacy Tech CTE Program in a public high school in Pennsylvania.
• Developing two additional new health sciences career majors.
• Building two state-of-the-arts science labs.
• Obtaining digital technology and other instructional resources
sufficient for 21st century learning.
• Creating an off-site community clinic with a pharmacy that will
serve to meet the medical and dental needs of the community.

Program Info:

An instructional program that prepares students to function effectively as an integral member of the dental health team. The practitioner will perform chair-side assisting, related office duties and selected dental office laboratory procedures and dental radiography under the supervision of a licensed dentist. The planned courses Career & Technical Education Programs of Study 12 Philadelphia High School Directory September 2017 Admissions should include instruction in universal precautions, OSHA regulations, communications skills, computer literacy, psychology, anatomy and physiology, microbiology and nutrition. Dental Science instruction shall include content in dental materials, dental radiography, oral anatomy, histology, oral embryology, oral pathology and therapeutics. Clinical science should emphasis the principles and application of office management, chair-side assisting, dental emergencies and legal/ethical aspects of dental practice. Clinical practice is an integral part of the program designed to perfect students’ competence in performing dental assisting functions.
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 NotesAn instructional program that prepares students to function effectively as an integral member of the dental health team. The practitioner will perform chair-side assisting, related office duties and selected dental office laboratory procedures and dental radiography under the supervision of a licensed dentist. The planned courses Career & Technical Education Programs of Study 12 Philadelphia High School Directory September 2017 Admissions should include instruction in universal precautions, OSHA regulations, communications skills, computer literacy, psychology, anatomy and physiology, microbiology and nutrition. Dental Science instruction shall include content in dental materials, dental radiography, oral anatomy, histology, oral embryology, oral pathology and therapeutics. Clinical science should emphasis the principles and application of office management, chair-side assisting, dental emergencies and legal/ethical aspects of dental practice. Clinical practice is an integral part of the program designed to perfect students’ competence in performing dental assisting functions.
Academic Performance
Overall SPR Peer Rank13th OF 26
Overall SPR Performance TierINTERVENE
Performance Tier: AchievementINTERVENE
Performance Tier: ProgressINTERVENE
Performance Tier: ClimateWATCH
Performance Tier: College & CareerINTERVENE
Students Who Graduate in 4 Years(Not Available)
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College Enrollment Rates(Not Available)
School Culture
Student Attendance84%
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School Fit
Total Enrollment445
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Demographics
Black 27.14%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Asian 0%
Filipino 0%
Hispanic 60.47%
Pacific Islander 0%
White 7.05%
Two or More Races 0%
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General Information
School TypeCity Wide Access
Grades Served9 - 12
School Partners12 PLUSASPIRACCP Kensington School and Community CoalitionCity YearCongressoCVSEast Stroudsburg UniversityFox Chase Cancer CenterGSE PennJefferson HospitalKornberg School of DentistryKornburg School of DentistryLampire Biological LaboratoryMath and Science CoalitionMGAPHENND (Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development)Philadelphia Education FundPhysicians for Social ResponsibilitySt. Christopher’s Hospital for ChildrenTemple School PharmacyTemple UniversityYouth United for Change
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Courses Offered
Classes and AcademicsEnglish Literature and CompositionGovernmentJournalism ClubSaturday Enrichment Program
CTE Courses and ProgramsDental AssistingHealth Related Technologies
Extracurriculars
College and CareerCollege 10%Dual Enrollment
College: Dual Enrollment(Not Available)
SportsBadmintonBaseballBasketballBasketball, BoysBasketball, GirlsFootballSoccerSoftballVolleyball, BoysVolleyball, GirlsWrestlingWrestling, Girls
ArtsYearbook
MediaAnime Club
STEM(Not Available)
Cultural/Ethnic Language Clubs(Not Available)
Health and Wellness(Not Available)
Life and LeadershipSenior ActivitiesStudent Council/Government
Parents and Community(Not Available)
OtherProm Committee