Junior College Night!
THANK YOU to everyone who attended Junior College Night! It was a great success and wonderful seeing parents and students attend to learn more about the process.
If you missed it, we discussed an introduction to Naviance, standardized tests, and we had a group of admissions counselors talk about their own schools in the area. They shared about different parts of college life, such as recommendation letters, social life, standardized tests, and more. Each individual student received a packet made specificially for them with their codes to Naviance. If you were unable to attend, your child’s advisor has the folder for you.
Here is a link to the slides created by Maria Ferzola about understanding the differences between the SAT and the ACT.
Here is a link to slides by Karen Campbell to help you manage the college admissions process!
SAT Prep Class Here at SLA on Tuesdays at 3 PM!
Students who are interested in taking an SAT test prep class here at SLA must complete the following by December 23rd:
- Complete this form.
- Bring payment of $50 to the College Office in cash or check, payable to Manan Pandya.
Space for the course is limited, and therefore, the first 20 students to successfully complete the two required parts will be offered a spot in the course.
The course will be taught by Manan Pandya, founder of Test Prep, Inc. The sessions will meet on the following dates:
- January 6, 13, 20, 27
- February 3, 10, 17, 24
- March 3, 10
This course is most suitable for students who plan to take the March 14 exam and will make the time to complete all assigned work. Each session will meet from 3:15-5:15PM. Students must purchase the book: The Official SAT Study Guide, 2nd Edition. The book is available online or in bookstores. For additional information or course questions contact the instructor directly: firstname.lastname@example.org. Continue reading
Thank You Drexel Liberty Scholars!
Thank you to SLA alumni Ali Ahmed and Michelle Torelli from Drexel University for taking time out of their busy schedules to share with the current senior class valuable information on the importance of scholarships! If you’re interested in getting more information about the Drexel Liberty Scholars program, click here.
Raise.Me Micro Scholarships!
There’s a new scholarship opportunity for students who have earned good grades in grades 9-12 and are applying to the following schools: Penn State, Temple, and University of Pennsylvania and Franklin and Marshall. There may be more partnering schools so please make sure to check out their website. Students will see how much money they have earned for specific schools based on grades and extra-curriculars. Continue reading
Here are a few scripted questions that Juniors and Seniors can ask when talking to College Admission Representatives:
-Do you have any professional programs? (eg: does your liberal arts school offer a teaching credential, is your nursing program accredited)
-How many students on campus do research with their professors? How easy will it be for me to find academic mentorship at your school? Continue reading
Looking for college prep resources in Philadelphia? How about free SAT test prep? Scholarship information?
Check out PhillyGoes2College for information tailored for Philadelphia high school students. The Events Calendar has information about upcoming events.
Preparing for life after graduation could be quite stressful; deciding what college to attend, what you want to major in or even if you want to take a year off to explore your options. It is typical for students who take a gap year to use the extra time to travel, get an internship, find a job to pay for their expected college tuition or just to decide what career path they are interested. If you are interested in a gap year see the links below:
SLA Graduation Requirements
If you’re interested in applying to any test optional schools, click here for a list of schools that may be of interest to you.
Check out this document for Common Application FAQs!
Please be aware of the following upcoming deadlines for the college entrance exams (SATs and ACTs):
Click on the links below to get test date information.
Attention freshmen, sophomores and juniors!
If you want to participate in a summer enrichment program, or want to apply for a scholarship, come to the college office and request a transcript to be sent!
We recommend that students read this article to become informed of the impact of social networks in the college process.
We encourage all of our students at Science Leadership Academy to have a plan set in place for when they graduate. We would like to offer this list of trade and technical schools as a resource to help with post-secondary planning.
Juniors and Seniors and related parents, the College Navigator should be your second favoriate website of all time–after this one of course. Here, you can browse through real-time data on actual price based on Continue reading
There are two websites that the College Office wants you to look at today. Have you looked at the College Board’s Net Price Calculator and FAFSA Forecaster?
Hey SLA Students,
We’d like to meet all of you in the college office if you’re having trouble figuring out how to write-in your GPA on the common app or any college app. As a general guideline, you can follow this chart. Also, as a general rule all SLA GPAs are unweighted . If you have any questions, please come and talk to us!
SAT & ACT PREP RESOURCES
It’s so important for students to begin prepping for their college entrance exams! There are tons of great test-optional schools, but some of them may require ACT/SAT test scores to be considered for merit scholarships.
Here’s a list of Test Prep Resources to help you get started!
Interested in reading about SLA’s mission and academic structure? Click here to find out more!
Students at SLA have the opportunity to apply to universities and colleges all across the nation! Here is a list of all the schools the Class of 2014 was accepted into!