Junior Bulletin, March 21, 2017

Junior Financial Aid Night Here at SLA

Financial Aid Night will take place Wednesday, March 22 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm in the SLA Cafe. Financial aid expert Daniel Yannuzzi from Arcadia University will introduce you and your family to:

  • What kind of financial aid is available
  • How to apply for federal and state aid
  • What happens after you apply
  • How to understand and assess parent and student loans
  • Helpful hints to make the process go smoothly
  • How to complete financial aid applications and avoid problems
  • More about scholarships!
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Know the Procedure to Request Transcripts

You may soon need to request official transcripts for summer courses or other opportunities. All transcript requests require the completion of THIS FORM. Transcripts are official documents that require a parent’s signature and at least two weeks advance notice.

Keep Track of  Information

Make a folder to store the Junior Bulletins so that you can refer to the information they contain. Organization is key in navigating the college process with success. All bulletins are stored in the archive link in the junior tab. Continue reading

Senior Bulletin, February 27, 2017

You Got In – Now You Have to Assess Your Finances! Apply for Scholarships; Complete FAFSA

Here’s a quick video to help you understand your financial aid package:



Featured Scholarships–Apply NOW

FIBOT Scholarship for SLA Students ONLY

Through generous funding from its Board of Trustees as well as other donors, The Franklin Institute offers college scholarships to outstanding students who are graduating in 2017 and plan to pursue post-secondary studies in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Details here.  Continue reading

Junior Bulletin, February 23, 2017

UnknownJunior Financial Aid Night

Save the date! Junior Financial Aid Night takes place at SLA March 22nd from 5:30-6:30.  At this session, you and your family will learn important information about how to access the different financial aid opportunities that can help you attend the college of your choice.

National Honor Society @ SLA

The National Honor Society at Science Leadership is beginning its first school improvement project by offering sophomores and juniors taking the SAT, ACT, or certain SAT Subject Tests a chance to pair with a senior who excelled in those tests. Students and tutors create an individualized schedule based on the student’s interests and work together to address problem areas. Each month, a practice exam is offered off-campus to simulate a true testing environment. Tutors then go over the tests with their mentees.

For more information about the program, visit our website at slasat.weebly.com. To learn how to join the National Honor Society and become a tutor yourself, contact either Kia DaSilva (kdasilva@scienceleadership.org) or Ms. Jonas (pjonas@scienceleadership.org).  Continue reading

Grades 9-11 Official Transcript Request

Students are sometimes asked to provide an official transcript to an academic institution, summer program, or community agency. All SLA students in grades 9-11 can request official transcripts by completing a Transcript Request form HERE. (When students are asked for unofficial grades, a report card or grade printout from SchoolNet will be sufficient.) Bring all completed requests to the College Office, room 312.


  • Allow TWO WEEKS to process the request.
  • If sending request via email, complete the Transcript Request form, scan, and email (preferably in .PDF) back to Mrs. Hirschfield at khirschfield@scienceleaderhsip.org.
  • Seniors who need official transcripts must add it to the Transcript Request Log in the College Office.

Diversity College Fly-In Programs


Would you like to visit colleges but it’s too far away and expensive? Fly-in programs offer students the opportunity to stay overnight on campus to get a feel of their college environment and see if it’s the right college for you.

Check out this list for colleges who offer fly-in programs with financial assistance for eligible students.

Remember to keep track of the upcoming application deadlines for the programs you are interested in.

Questions to Ask Colleges


Here are a few scripted questions that Juniors and Seniors can ask when talking to College Admission Representatives:

Around Academics:

-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