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About SLA

The Science Leadership Academy at Beeber is a second campus of The Science Leadership Academy, an inquiry-driven, project-based high school focused on 21st century learning. The Science Leadership Academy at Beeber opened its doors on September 9, 2013 with its inaugural freshman class.

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.

Boys' Soccer Win over Penn Treaty!

SLA Boys' soccer team won its first game of the season defeating Penn Treaty High School 3-0. William Figeiredo, Malachai Johnson, and Jordon Gilles scored goals in the game and William Derry recorded his first shut out. Our next game is this Friday, September 12th at 44th and Haverford at 3:30pm. Come out and support!
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Back to School Night- Thursday, 9/18 @5:30

9th and 10th Grade Back to School Night
Thursday, September 18th - 5:30-7:30pm

Join the SLA Beeber community for a potluck in advisory groups from 5:30-6:30, where you will be able to meet advisors and fellow advisory families. Advisors will be in touch shortly about what kinds of food to bring.

From 6:30 to 7:30, students will go through all their classes, giving you a chance to meet all of your student's teachers. 

We look forward to seeing all SLA Beeber families at Back to School Night!
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Great opportunity!! Youth Council at PAFA Applications Available

Greetings! All,

There is a great opportunity to join the new Youth Council at PAFA.  The Youth Council will be comprised of a small group of high school students who meet at PAFA weekly throughout the school year to get to know the museum, host events geared towards teens and participate in a range of art related events like studio visits. 

I've attached the link on the website to the application.  It's due by Friday Sept 12th, if you're interested please apply and please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any additional questions!


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Seeing Ourselves/Seeing the City: An Expedition into 9th Grade

August 28th – August 30th 9:00 am – 12:00 noon - bring a lunch

At the Science Leadership Academy, we understand that the transition into High School can be a difficult one. We are pleased to offer a one-week Summer Institute this August, to ease that transition and allow our students and faculty to begin forging bonds together as a learning community – before the “hard work” of the classroom begins.

Led by faculty and upper-class students, this one-week orientation will have two goals, the first is to begin the process of bringing them into the unique, diverse SLA community. To that end, students will spend part of the time in their Advisory Groups, getting to know the students and teachers that will be a part of their community from their first day at SLA through graduation and beyond.

Second, the week will be built around our philosophy of student-driven, hands-on, project-based learning. We want to introduce our students to SLA’s core values of InquiryResearchCollaboration,Presentation, and Reflection from the start, and get them acclimated to the high expectations we have for their high school careers. Using The Franklin Institute and other Philadelphia sites as their “classroom,” students will begin working to explore a variety of questions and problems relating to their surroundings and their place within it. Our students will practice the art of “seeing in new ways” as it relates to the process of observation, analysis, and interpretation.

During Summer Institute, students will work to ultimately create a collaborative project to present to their classmates, while, at the same time, establishing positive relationships and a sense of themselves as first-year SLA students. It will be an exciting, enriching, and energizing way to gear up for the year.

See you in August!

P.S. If you have any general questions about the school year, please refer to our Family Night Packet.

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