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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

CIC's work to be exhibited at the Philadelphia Int'l Airport

Last year, SLA's Community Involvement Club (CIC) decorated dozens and dozens of egg shells for Cascarones por la Vida. We have just been informed that our work will be displayed in the Philadelphia International Airport's Art at the Airport exhibition this fall! It will be in the international departures and arrivals gates area.  

If you're interested in doing community service, come to our meetings on Thursdays X (204) and Y (207). We have many opportunities coming up including:
- volunteering at the Philly Marathon on Nov. 22, 
- sorting toys at Youth Services, Inc (YSI) in West Philly for their holiday drive on Dec. 12, and
- wrapping gifts for Brighter Holidays on 15th and Pine on Dec. 5th, 7th and 12th.

Sign up for the holiday service projects here.
Sign up for the Philly Marathon here. PW: klove Team Affiliation: Team SLA
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SLA XC Finishes Seasons, Runners Advance to States

The SLA Cross Country (XC) Team attacked the Belmont Plateau on Friday as they crossed the line during their last race of the season yesterday. We ran a lot of miles, ate a lot of granola bars and PB&Js, and shared a lot of memories this season. Runners Des O'Donovan and Jared Bauer will advance to the state competition in Hershey next week. Congratulations on a strong finish to the season!
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Help "The Rocket" Win a City Title!

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SLA Rockets Baseball Family and Bandwagon,

We shocked the Philly Public League last year by going undefeated in the regular season and upsetting the top seeds en route to the Final Four. 

Yet, we fell ever so short of fulfilling our mission of bringing home a City Title. Now the target is squarely on our backs as a team to beat, and every game we play this spring will be against the very best around.

Since the first week of September we've been building on the strong foundation of our recent success, but we're still up against teams and a system that favors the established and the fully staffed. We'll always be that scrappy, royal blue Rocket that believes and defies the odds but we need your help.

To this end, we're starting this GoFundMe campaign to ensure that our team is ready to compete against the very best the city has to offer in 2016. 

Your support will help us in the following ways:
-Professional Hitting and Pitching Coaches
-Indoor Facility Rentals
-New baseball equipment
-New Uniforms 
-Spring Training Tournaments down South

Help support the continued growth of the hottest team in the City Public League. 

City Title on 3, Family on 6!!!

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Girls Soccer Advances in Playoffs

Congratulations to the girls soccer team who defeated Olney 3-1 to advance to the quarterfinal round of the playoffs. Senior, Hannah Nicoletti, knocked in the first goal after the goalie bobbled her shot, making the score 1-0 at the half. Second half goals came from sophomore, Emma Schwingel-Sauer and senior defender, Bella Beato. The Rockets take on a tough opponent, Franklin Towne Charter School on Thursday at 5pm at Northeast HS.
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