Science Leadership Academy

Science Leadership Academy

Special Admission School


55 N. 22nd St.
Philadelphia, PA  19103

Main:
215-979-5620
Web:
www.scienceleadership.org
The Science Leadership Academy is a partnership high school between The School District of Philadelphia and The Franklin Institute. SLA provides a rigorous, college-preparatory
curriculum with a focus on science, technology, mathematics and entrepreneurship. Students at SLA learn in a technology-infused, project-based environment where the core values of inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation and re ection are emphasized in all classes.

Program Info:

Students at the Science Leadership Academy will learn in a project-based environment where the core values of inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation, and reflection are emphasized in all classes. The SLA will provide a rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum with a focus on science, technology, mathematics, and entrepreneurship.
Admission Requirements
Application RequirementsGrades: A’s and B’s with the possible exception of one C on most recent final report card

Additional Requrements
Project-based interview. (Families must call school to schedule an interview, which will be held in early December.)

Program NotesStudents at the Science Leadership Academy will learn in a project-based environment where the core values of inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation, and reflection are emphasized in all classes. The SLA will provide a rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum with a focus on science, technology, mathematics, and entrepreneurship.
Academic Performance
Overall SPR Peer Rank6th of 10
Overall SPR Performance TierReinforce
Performance Tier: AchievementREINFORCE
Performance Tier: ProgressWATCH
Performance Tier: ClimateMODEL
Performance Tier: College & CareerMODEL
Students Who Graduate in 4 Years98%
This is the percentage of a group of students at a school that graduated within 4 years.
College Enrollment Rates90%
School Culture
Student Attendance97%
This is the average daily attendance at the school – on average, what percent of all the students enrolled at the school are in attendance. We don’t know why students may not be attending the school, but if this is a low number it is likely that teachers may have to spend more time reviewing material that absent students miss, making it harder to move forward in a class.
AttendanceNo more than 10 absences; no more than 10 instances of lateness on most recent final report card
BehaviorNo negative disciplinary reports on most recent final report card
School Fit
Total Enrollment495
This tells us the total number of students that attend the school. Use your school as a reference point. Would you like a school that has fewer, more, or about the same number of students in your school?
Demographics
Black 35.98%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Asian 10.98%
Filipino 0%
Hispanic 11.59%
Pacific Islander 0%
White 33.54%
Two or More Races 7.52%
This tells us about the racial and ethnic backgrounds of the students that attend the school. Is it important to you that there is diversity in your high school? Are you more comfortable being around other students that have a similar racial/ethnic background as you?
General Information
School TypeSpecial Admission School
Grades Served9 - 12
School PartnersDrexel UniversityThe Franklin Institute
Learn Morehttp://philasd.org/videos/promo/school-selection/sla
Courses Offered
Classes and AcademicsChemical EngineeringComputer ScienceDebate ClubDigital FilmmakingEngineering ClubGeneral EngineeringIntegrated SciencesJournalismMath ClubNewspaperScience Club
CTE Courses and ProgramsEngineering TechnologiesFilm and Video Production
Extracurriculars
College and CareerCollege 90%
College: Dual EnrollmentCommunity College of PhiladelphiaDrexel UniversityU. Penn Scholars
SportsBaseballBasketball, BoysBasketball, GirlsCross CountrySoccer, BoysSoccer, GirlsSoftballStudents Run PhillyTrack and FieldUltimate FrisbeeVolleyball, Girls
ArtsArt ClubArt StudioCeramicsDramaDrama/PlaywritingLit MagMusicYearbook
MediaDigital Video
STEMRoboticsTech Club
Cultural/Ethnic Language Clubs(Not Available)
Health and Wellness(Not Available)
Life and LeadershipCommunity Service ClubGay-Straight AlliancePeer MediationStudent Leadership
Parents and Community(Not Available)
OtherChess ClubPoetry Slam