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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.

Girls Soccer Takes Home Big Win

The Rockets had a commanding 10-0 win versus division rivals, George Washington, on Monday. Captain Alyssa Winner scored her third hat trick of the season, with Co-Captain, Aateeyah Sharrieff chipping in with two goals and three big assists. Freshman, Emma Schwingel-Sauer also had two goals. Other scores came from a penalty kick by Nikki Adeli, a beautiful long shot from Hannah Nicoletti and defender, Zoe Schwingel-Sauer's, first career goal--on her birthday! Goalkeeper and co-captain, Imani Holness, had her second shutout of the season.

The team is now 3-3 and preparing for a tough game versus Northeast on Wednesday. Go Rockets!
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SLA Cross Country Team Supports Courtney's Crusaders

Big shout out to Reggie Simmons who invited and hosted the SLA Cross Country team in the Four Seasons Parkway run to benefit CHOP cancer research. Participants ran on Reggie's sister's team, "Courtney's Crusaders". Yesterday Zahirah, Saamir, Kevin, Desmond, Amelia, Melissa, Amy, Thomas, Cassie, Riley and Reggie ran a 5K race. Des placed 3rd in his age group and won a medal. Great job runners!
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2014-2015 SLA YEARBOOK ON SALE

The 2014-2015 Time Machine, SLA's 6th Yearbook, is ON SALE NOW! While the book will not be completed until the end of the year, reserving your copy before October 31st is a MUST. Why? For starters, it's a great way to preserve your memories. This full-color, hardback book, valued at level: Priceless, but on sale for $60, is for the entire school community. You'll crave getting signatures in your book at the end of the year...do you think you can top Mr. Lehmann's record? Only one way to find out...RESERVE YOUR COPY TODAY! A deposit of $30 is due by 10/31/14 to place your order. Don't Wait! See Mr. Reddy with your payments/questions. Also, feel free to email pictures for consideration in the book to sreddy@scienceleadership.org. Here's to another great edition!
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Future of SLA Meeting

Wednesday, Sept. 17
6pm 
SLA Cafe

Come join members of the SLA community as we talk to representatives from the School District of Philadelphia and The Franklin Institute to discuss where SLA will live after our lease is up in June 2016.

Come make your voice heard! 
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Back To School Nights

9th and 12th Grade Back to School Night
Tuesday, September 16th - 6pm
9th Grade: Welcome to SLA - Meet your teachers and advisors.
12th Grade: College and Senior Life Meeting


10th and 11th Grade Back to School Night
Thursday, September 18th - 6pm
Meet with Advisory Families and meet your teachers

We look forward to seeing all SLA families at Back to School Night!
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