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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 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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SLA Boys Season Review

The SLA Boys Soccer team finished their season with a strong 8-3 record. With great leadership from Max Amar-Olkus and William Derry, the team came together to establish themselves as a strong soccer program that improved throughout the season. The team finished second in the Public League C-Division, posting an 8-1 record in league play. 

A special thank you to all players and parents who showed their hard work and dedication all season with their commitment to practice and support at our games!
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Girls Soccer Advances in Playoffs

The girls soccer team took home a 6-0 shutout win versus Furness on Wednesday. Captains, Alyssa Winner and Aateeyah Sharrieff, each had a pair of goals, while Emma Schwingel-Sauer and Hannah Nicoletti knocked in the other two scores. Co-captain, Imani Holness, and defenders, Jackie Middleswarth, Zoe Schwingel-Saur, Hanna Dunakin and Saraa Fadl fought hard to keep Furness out of their end of the field for much of the game. The Rockets advance to round two of the playoffs on Monday where they will play Northeast, who defeated them in a tough battle earlier in the season.
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PSAT - 10/15

​Freshmen NOT taking the PSATs report to the CAFE.
All other students look for the room you are assigned to below.
Breakfasts will be delivered to rooms (do not stop in the CAFE for breakfast)

Schedule -
8:15 - All students report to testing rooms - Non testers to the CAFE
8:15 - 1:00 - Testing
1:00 - 1:20 - Lunch
1:20 - 3:00 - TFI & ILPs
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