Senior Bulletin, September 19th, 2016

back_to_school Senior Back-to-School Night – 6pm

Don’t miss it! It’s this Wednesday! (9/21)

SAT Day Update

We recently shared information on SAT Day to be held at SLA on October 19th. Please check with your advisor or College Access Leader regarding your paperwork.

Are You Unable To Log-on to Naviance?

All students must sign in through the PhilaSD portal to access Naviance and SchoolNet. If students forgot their password, follow the prompts to reset it. If you can get into the portal but still can’t access Naviance, sign out of the portal and open a new incognito window. Then try signing in again. If this doesn’t work, go to the College Office during your lunch band to get help.

Beginning the College Application Process

College Access Leaders presented in Advisory Class information on the beginning steps to the college process. In case you missed it, here is the powerpoint for you to look over. Ask your advisor or College Access Leaders if you have any questions. Continue reading

Senior Bulletin, September 6th, 2016

seniro year is here-1Welcome to senior year! The following information will help you kickstart the college process with ease. Remember, Mrs. Hirschfield, your advisors, College Access Leaders, and your parents are here to assist you, but we need you to be pro-active and stay on top of the information you will receive in this blog.  New bulletins will be published every week.  Good luck to the class of 2017!

College Office Walk-In Time

Open hours are available for quick questions, brief check-ins, and form drop off during X and Y bands and after school.  Students are seen in order upon arrival. If a student requires an extended conversation or advising from Mrs. Hirschfield, please make an appointment.   

Senior Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 21st, from 6pm-8pm

Mark your calendars for this very important event.  Parents and students will get tons of information on required documents, financial aid, and preparing for the college process!

Transcript Requests

ALL students will be reviewing their transcripts in Advisory class to ensure accuracy.  Advisors will be distributing transcripts on the first day of school.  Make sure to follow proper procedure to make all corrections.   Transcripts can be requested beginning October 5th. Continue reading

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