Science Leadership Academy

Science Leadership Academy - Beeber

Special Admission School


5925 Malvern Ave.
Philadelphia, PA  19131

Main:
215-581-2715
Web:
http://slabeeber.org
“How do we learn?”
“What can we create?”
“What does it mean to lead?”
These three essential questions form the basis of instruction at
the Science Leadership Academy at Beeber. Science Leadership Academy @ Beeber, an Inquiry School, is a Philadelphia high school expansion of the original Science Leadership Academy model. SLA@ Beeber is built on the notion that inquiry is the very rst step in the process of learning. Developed in partnership with The Franklin Institute and its commitment to inquiry-based science, 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 re ection are emphasized in all classes.
The structure of the Science Leadership Academy at Beeber re ects its core values, with longer class periods to allow for more laboratory work in science classes and performance-based learning in all classes. In addition, students in the upper grades have more exible schedules to allow for opportunities for dual enrollment programs with area universities and career development internships in laboratory and business settings, as well as with The Franklin Institute.
At SLA @ B, learning is not just something that happens from 8:30am to 3:00pm, but a continuous process that expands beyond the four walls of the classroom into every facet of our lives.

Program Info:

This program prepares individuals to apply knowledge and skills in the engineering field. Instruction is provided in the basic skills in a variety of areas associated with engineering such as civil engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, electromechanical instrumentation, industrial production and mechanical engineering. Instruction includes but is not limited to electrical circuitry, electronic digital and microprocessor applications, high and low voltage applications, instrumentation calibration, prototype development, testing, inspecting, systems analyses and maintenance, applications to specific engineering systems, CAD/CAM, fluid power, heating and cooling, manufacturing systems, principles of mechanics, properties of materials and report writing. Instruction includes, but is not limited to safety, ethics, power, problem solving, teamwork, engineering graphics, automated systems, fundamental electronics, manufacturing systems, civil, mechanical, structural, engineering principals and practices introduction to robotics, advance manufacturing as well as adhering to the STEM initiative.
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 NotesThis program prepares individuals to apply knowledge and skills in the engineering field. Instruction is provided in the basic skills in a variety of areas associated with engineering such as civil engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, electromechanical instrumentation, industrial production and mechanical engineering. Instruction includes but is not limited to electrical circuitry, electronic digital and microprocessor applications, high and low voltage applications, instrumentation calibration, prototype development, testing, inspecting, systems analyses and maintenance, applications to specific engineering systems, CAD/CAM, fluid power, heating and cooling, manufacturing systems, principles of mechanics, properties of materials and report writing. Instruction includes, but is not limited to safety, ethics, power, problem solving, teamwork, engineering graphics, automated systems, fundamental electronics, manufacturing systems, civil, mechanical, structural, engineering principals and practices introduction to robotics, advance manufacturing as well as adhering to the STEM initiative.
Academic Performance
Overall SPR Peer Rank5th OF 10
Overall SPR Performance TierReinforce
Performance Tier: AchievementWATCH
Performance Tier: ProgressREINFORCE
Performance Tier: ClimateREINFORCE
Performance Tier: College & CareerN/A
Students Who Graduate in 4 Years(Not Available)
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College Enrollment Rates(Not Available)
School Culture
Student Attendance97%
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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 Enrollment500
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Demographics
Black 64.5%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Asian 4.62%
Filipino 0%
Hispanic 11.55%
Pacific Islander 0%
White 13.45%
Two or More Races 5.46%
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General Information
School TypeSpecial Admission School
Grades Served9 - 12
School PartnersFranklin InstituteSLA-Center City
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Courses Offered
Classes and Academics(Not Available)
CTE Courses and ProgramsEngineering Technologies
Extracurriculars
College and CareerCollege 10%
College: Dual EnrollmentCollege of PhiladelphiaDrexel UniversityU. Penn Scholars and Community
SportsBaseball, BoysBaseball, GirlsBasketball, BoysBasketball, GirlsCheerleadingCross CountrySoccer, BoysSoftballTrack and FieldUltimate FrisbeeVolleyball, Girls
Arts(Not Available)
Media(Not Available)
STEMSoccer, Girls
Cultural/Ethnic Language Clubs(Not Available)
Health and Wellness(Not Available)
Life and Leadership(Not Available)
Parents and Community(Not Available)
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