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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.

Senior Schedule


June 13th

  • 7:45am Graduation Practice - The Franklin Institute

  • 9:30am - Return to SLA for…

    • Yearbook Signing

    • Graduation tickets

    • Cap and Gown

    • Breakfast/Snacks will be served

June 16th

  • 7:45am - 9:30am - Graduation Practice - The Franklin Institute

  • 4:00 pm - Students Report to The Franklin Institute for Graduation

  • 5:00 pm - Doors open for seating of guests/parents/families

  • 5:50 pm - Doors close for seating of guests/parents/families

  • 6:00 pm - Graduation Processional

  • 6:10 pm - Doors will reopen for late arrivals

June 17th

  • Pick up Diplomas outside the office 10am-noon

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​Student Schedule for 9th-11th Graders 6/16-19

6/16 - Monday:

Meet your advisory at SLA or off-site for Advisory Day between 9am and 10am.  Dismiss at 2pm.


6/17 - Tuesday:

Laptop turn-in, locker clean-out, return materials

9th: 8:30am-12pm

10th: 9:30am - 12pm

11th: 8:45am - after 11am (when done with rostering)


6/18 - Wednesday:

Field Day

8:15am - 12:30pm

Wear comfy athletic clothing

We will be inside if it is raining.


6/19 - Thursday:

Report card pick-up

9th grade - 9am-10am

10th grade - 10am- 11am

11th grade - 11am- 12pm


  • YEARBOOK DISTRIBUTION will be held tomorrow in Mr. Reddy's room during both lunches. If you ordered a book, stop by to pick it up! If you want to buy a book, bring $60 with you (limited supply of extra books available).


  • LOCKER CLEAN-OUT will be held on Tuesday. Please make sure your locker is empty, free of lock, and CLEAN! You MUST check-out of the locker you were assigned in the fall. Advisors have access to those locker numbers (online and hardcopy available in office mailboxes as of today).


  • FIELD DAY is on Wednesday! Have you coordinated with your stream yet to show your pride on that day? (Orange Nation is already repping their spirit with wearing their shirts early). Good luck to all teams!
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Students talk Climate Change & Ecoliteracy

Congratulations to Amirah, Kadija, Esperanza! This is a terrific video.

10th graders at Science Leadership Academy worked together to study ecoliteracy. We surveyed water quality in the Schuylkill River, critiqued ecology videos, built water filters and made our videos. 

For more information on the project, check out our Wiki!

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