The Science Leadership Academy is a partnership high school between the School District of Philadelphia and The Franklin Institute. SLA is an inquiry-driven, project-based high school focused on 21st century learning that opened its doors on September 7, 2006.
SLA provides a rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum with a focus on science, technology, mathematics and entrepreneurship. Students at SLA learn in a project-based environment where the core values of inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation and reflection are emphasized in all classes.
The 5-minute cut of their Genre Study film "EVAN" blew away the judges to take 1st Place today in Quakertown!!!
Never had a doubt this would move the ground beneath their feet, but the judges unanimously agreed this film was ready for the next level of competition. Next up, T.S.A. States in April, then Nationals in June.
Ideas are swirling on how far this project can truly go. Considering "Writer's Block" barely missed scoring the Grand Prize at WHYY Youth Media Awards, a 7-minute version of "EVAN" is sure to earn a nomination for Film of the Year.
I am so very proud of the effort, dedication and creativity they all put into this film. That goes for everyone else who participated in front and behind the camera on this project. This is a true team win!!!
Congrats to the SLA Debate Team! A number of our debaters were recognized at the ASAP League Finals on Wednesday, December 17th:
- Anna Sugrue and Nashay Day won first place in the Varsity Division by defeating Masterman's top team in the championship match.
- Kiamesso DaSilva and Eva Karlen earned first place in the Novice Division, going undefeated for the entire season.
- Ari Haven and Gabrielle Kreidie were recognized as top-speakers in the Novice Division, placing first and second respectively.
Overall, the SLA Debate Team captured first place in the Team Sweepstakes!!
Great season debaters; you should all be proud of your hard work.