Junior News Highlights, March 18, 2015

Junior Financial Aid Night at SLA

Financial Aid Night will take place Wednesday, March 25 from 5:30 – 7 PM at the SLA Cafe.  Meet with a financial aid expert, Daniel Yannuzzi from Arcadia University, and talk with SLA students, parents, and alumni to learn how to navigate the college financial aid process.  Find out:

  • What kind of financial aid is available
  • How to apply for federal and state aid
  • What happens after you apply
  • How to approach parent and student loans
  • Helpful hints to make the process go smoothly
  • How to avoid problems with completing financial aid applications
  • More about scholarships!
Are you planning to take the May SAT?

There are only 19 days left to register for the May SAT!  If you plan on taking this, please be mindful of the April 6 deadline.  Click here for all of the SAT and ACT test dates for Spring 2015.  Click here to see if your family qualifies for SAT/ACT fee waivers.  If so, please complete print, complete, and sign the document, and bring it to the College Office when you are ready to register for the exam.

Are you interested in the Engineering or Architecture?

The United States Air Force Academy and Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) offers a one-week Engineering/STEM camp for high school students who excel in math, science and technology courses and are interested in pursuing engineering, architecture, or a related field in college or a military service academy.  Click here for more information.

Interested in Forensic Science?

The G. John DiGregorio Summer Science Program is a full time, 8-week forensic science research program held annually during the summer.  Students will participate in forensic science instruction and demonstrations, learn and perform basic laboratory techniques, and prepare samples for chemical analysis using state-of-the-art instrumentation.  Students will conduct research with forensic scientists and forensic science graduate students from Arcadia University.  Applications are due by April 20th!  Click here for more information, and click here to apply.

Summer Scholars Program at Eastern University

The 9-day Summer Scholars Program at Templeton Honors College at Eastern University is designed to engage students in college-level coursework.  Students will take part in one-to-one writing tutorials, guest speakers, a trip to Philadelphia or NYC, and cultural events.  The application deadline is April 13.  Need-based and merit-based scholarships are available.  For more information, click here.

Senior News Highlights, March 4, 2015

 gabe picCongratulations to Gabe Musselman for receiving the district’s senior of the month award!

Gabe is recognized for his outstanding academic achievements and his contributions to the SLA community.

scholly app picScholly App

Scholly is a simple-to-use mobile scholarship app for high school and college students. The app will match students with scholarship opportunities based on search parameters such as field of study, gpa, and more.  In case you missed it, the entire senior class received registration codes, courtesy of Saxby’s Coffee. (Thank you!)  Check with your advisor to get your access code. Continue reading

Senior News Highlights, February 2, 2015

 mid-year requestNeed Mid-Year Grades?

The College Office is now accepting mid-year grades request.  We have a request sheet on Ms. Hirschfield’s door. Please note that we are still waiting for grades to be processed and will be sending them as soon as they become available.

fafsa night2 family FAFSA and PHEAA

It was great seeing many of our families complete their financial aid applications at our FAFSA night event at SLA! Make sure to get all requested financial aid applications completed by the schools’ deadlines.  If you still haven’t completed your applications, and need help, make an appointment to see Ms. Hirschfield.

FIBOT Scholarship Deadline Extended to February 15th

Students majoring in STEM careers: Apply for the Franklin Institute Board of Trustees Scholarship: https://www.fi.edu/franklin-institute-board-trustees-scholarship-application Continue reading

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

Interested in taking a year off after Graduation?

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:

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