Career Discovery Series

It’s never too early to start thinking about your future options. Take advantage of these special virtual presentations to learn about college majors and the exciting careers to which they can lead. During these sessions college admissions officers and other professionals will introduce you to some of the many choices you have. Most sessions meet on Friday from 12:00 to 12:30; use this link to join, and don’t hesitate to ask questions! Let Ms. Hirschfield know if you have suggestions for other careers to explore.

February 5, 12:00-12:30 – Music
February 12, 12:00-12:30 – Info.Sciences
February 19, 12:00-12:30 – Journalism
February 26, 12:00-12:30 – Business
March 5, 12:00-12:30 – Liberal Arts
March 12, 12:00-12:30 – Digital Media
March 26, 12:00-12:30 – Engineering
April 15, 12:00-1:00 – Non-traditional Careers

Temple Outstanding Achievement Scholarships

Is Temple University Your #1 School? You May Qualify for a Scholarship!

Temple will award an Outstanding Achievement Scholarship of $2,000, $3,000, $5,000, $8,000, $10,000 or full tuition (expected to be about $18,000 this year) to at least one SLA senior, and perhaps more. Nominated students may also be eligible for the 20/20 scholarship of $2500. Students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, above average SAT/ACT scores, or a strong performance on the Temple Option question. To be nominated students must also answer the following question: What field(s) do you plan to study at Temple and are you committed to attending Temple if accepted?  (If you haven’t chosen a field, what are some academic interests you’d like to explore?)  Email your response, your GPA, and standardized test scores if you submitted them, to Mrs. Hirschfield ( no later than Wednesday, January 13th at 4pm. If you do not have test scores, please attach a copy of your Test Optional essay.  


Mock SAT January 16 and ACT January 23

Practice taking a full-length, timed ACT or SAT.
• Receive a detailed score analysis to help determine if the ACT or SAT test is right for you.
• Identify your trouble spots without taking the real exams. Colleges cannot access your
results; this is just a practice test.
• Complete the online registration form.
• Cost- $40 for 1 test, $65 for both (indicate preference when registering)
Last Day to Register: Thursday, January 7th at midnight!
** A minimum of 10 students must be registered for each Mock Exam to take place.
View the full flyer here for more information about dates and how to register.

Post-Secondary Plan at SLA

Our four year plan supports all students as they explore their strengths and discover their personal path to career success.

When accepted to SLA, every student is assigned an Advisor who follows him/her through high school, ensuring consistency and exceptional personal support. Explained below are a few of the exercises, presentations, group and individual meetings, and resources with which Advisors and the College Office guide our students. Information, individual needs, and best practices are frequently reviewed and revised.

9th Grade: Advisors focus on helping students adjust to high school and complete career readiness tasks in Naviance, a School District software platform. Teachers and Advisors work with the College Counselor to help students explore options and learn about their own interests.

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SAT & ACT Fee Waivers

The College Board and ACT offer fee waivers for payment to students who are economically disadvantaged and meet income eligibility guidelines. Find PDF of fee waiver form HERE. If you are eligible for a fee waiver, come to the virtual College Office during your lunch band. Fill out the registration questions in advance and when you get to the fee waiver section, ask Mrs. Hirschfield for the fee waiver number.

Grades 9-11 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 a request via email, complete the Transcript Request form, scan, and email (preferably in .PDF) back to Mrs. Hirschfield at
  • Seniors who need official transcripts must add it to the Transcript Request Log in the College Office.