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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.

XC has a strong showing at Public League Championships

SLA Beeber's cross country team capped off a  great year with a strong showing at the Public League Championships, held on 10/22/15.  Nine of the 13 runners ran their personal best times of the season on the ever so challenging (hilly) Belmont Plateau course.   Boys varsity made some serious noise in the Public League this year and finished 5th overall out of 26 teams.

Big congratulations to all boys and girls cross country runners!

Jacqueline Shepherd (Captain), Sameese Smith, Chelby Elam
Hector Tapia (Captain), Cinque Harris, Sergio Ruiz, Camilo Ruiz, Jaycob Rodriguez, Asaad Parsons, Brodie Bauman, Devon Williams, Ryan Swann
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Open House

Center City Campus - Wednesday, 10/21 2015 - 5:30 pm to 8 pm

Come learn about the SLA model of teaching at SLA-Center City Campus. If you are interested in either SLA-CC or SLA @ Beeber, come to our Open House!

55 N. 22nd St. 19103

Beeber Campus - Thursday, 10/22 2015 - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Come see SLA's new second campus! 5925 Malvern Avenue 19131

Families are welcome to attend both Open Houses.​

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SLAB XC Places 1st in Public League Meet #2

SLAB cross country runners continue to make their presence known in their first year as a team.   On Monday, 9/21, the SLAB XC Boys improved upon their previous 4th place finish to finish 1st overall in their race.    Cinque Harris lead the way for the rockets, running a PR of 20:21, followed by Sergio Ruiz, Camilo Ruiz, Jaycob Rodriquez, and Asaad Parsons.   Rounding out the finishers were Hector Tapia and newcomers Devon Williams and Brodie Bauman.

The SLAB XC Girls had another strong showing, but were a few runners short of placing in the meet.  Jacqueline Shepherd and Sameese Smith finished back to back, capturing 7th and 8th overall in their race.   Chelby Elam ran her first race on the Belmont Plateau and had a strong finish.
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SLAB Cross Country has great showing in 1st race

SLA Beeber's cross country team had a great showing on Thursday, September 17th in their first meet of the Public League teams.   SLAB Boys raced against 17 teams and came in 4th place overall.   Out of 100+ runners in their race, Cinque Harris, Camilo Ruiz, Sergio Ruiz, Jaycob Rodriguez, Asaad Parsons, and Hector Tapia placed 17th, 20th, 22nd, 35th, and 48th.   SLAB Girls Jacqueline Shepherd and Sameese Smith had an equally great performance, placing 21st and 25th in their race of over 60 runners.

The remaining meets for the season are scheduled on 9/21, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, and 10/29.

*If you are interested in joining cross country, please make sure you have a valid physical (dated after 6/1/15) or obtain a new one and see Mr. Pilla for details.
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