Penn Graduate School Alliance for Field Practice with Kensington Health Sciences Academy (KHSA)

November 3, 2017 - Less than a minute read

Kensington Health Sciences Academy is a public school located in one of the country’s most underserved neighborhoods. The project team is developing a model for inter-professional clinical and field learning for counselors and social workers in training, nursing interns, and student teachers. It also is providing multi-disciplinary professional development and coaching to teachers, administration, and staff at the school. The project, which is in its second year, has reduced KHSA’s counselor to student ratio to 75-to-1, far exceeding the American School Counselor Association’s recommendation of 250-to-1. The team hopes to replicate successes at future partner high schools.