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About SLA

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.

For more info, check out our Mission Statement, Curriculum, and Admissions pages.

​Wed. Dec. 3rd Schedule & Thursday Dec. 4th Schedule

Wed. Dec. 3rd schedule for conferences

D: 8:15-9:10

E: 9:15-10:10

A: 10:15-11:10

B: 11:15-12:10

Advisory: 12:15-12:45 (read narratives)

12:50 lunch

1:30-3:30pm ILPs and TFI

3:30pm - 8pm conferences

 

Thursday Dec. 4th schedule for conferences

C: 8:15-9:05 
 
D: 9:10-10:00 

X/Y class: 10:05-10:55  

E: 11:00-11:50

A: 11:55-12:45 

lunch: 12:50  

1:30pm -4:30pm conferences
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PIAA State Cross Country Championships

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Congratulations to Juniors Javier Peraza and Desmond O'Donovan and Senior Thomas Jeffcoat for awesome runs in 41 degrees at the PIAA State XC championships in Hershey, PA. Des set a PR and broke the 18 minute barrier, and Thomas set a PR and broke the 20 minute barrier. Javier had a strong finish on the last 1/4 mile and he and Des are eligible to return next year. Great job on a great season!
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Girls Soccer Wins Public League AA Championship

The girls soccer team pulled out a nail biting overtime win over Prep Charter to win the Public League AA Championship on Monday. The game was tied 0-0 after regulation, despite dominating play by the Rockets. The two teams battled through two 15-minute overtime periods and the score was still tied. 

After the first round of penalty kicks, with goals by Aateeyah Sharrieff, Alyssa Winner and Hannah Nicoletti, the score was tied 3-3 and the two teams went into a round of sudden death penalty kicks. Jackie Middleswarth scored on her kick, which was matched by a Prep Charter. Goalkeeper, Imani Holness, knocked the next goal in, followed by a missed Prep Charter goal for 5-4 win. The Rockets take on Archbishop Wood at 5pm Wednesday at the Northeast Supersite for the District 12 Championships.
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SLA Cross Country Sends Three Runners to State Meet!

Congratulations to the SLA Cross Country team on an outstanding season! At the District 12 meet on Thursday, the SLA boys scored 4th overall as a team against Public and Catholic League schools, showing an extraordinary effort in their first year in the AA division composed of larger and typically faster schools. In addition, three runners placed high enough individually to earn spots at the state cross country meet in Hershey, PA on November 1: Juniors Desmond O'Donovan and Javier Peraza, and senior Thomas Jeffcoat. The entire team ran an exceptional race, contributing collectively to the outstanding 4th place finish.

The SLA girls also ran a strong race, despite the appearance of some nasty weather at the start of their race. We are incredibly proud of the strong effort and enthusiasm demonstrated by the cross country team this year, the largest cross country team at SLA to date!​
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