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

Junior News Highlights, March 4, 2015

Next FREE SAT/ACT Prep Class Tomorrow (3/5)

The College Office will be having the last SAT/ACT test prep session tomorrow (3/5) in Room 311.  It is still not too late to sign-up!  Just a reminder, the workshops will be held during X and Y bands.  Mrs. Hirschfield highly recommends that all students registered to take the March SAT attend this class.  Students who are interested, please sign-up for tomorrow’s class here!

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!
SAT Prep with Philly Tutors

Philly Tutors is offering a small group SAT Prep class in the Spring and Summer.  The 8-week course consists of 2-hour, weekly classes.  Participants will receive an SAT prep book and college readiness workshops with each session.  For more information, click here, select tutoring options on the left-hand side, and scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Register for the May SAT and April ACT

Registration dates for the Spring SAT and ACT are quickly approaching!  The deadline for the May SAT is April 6, and the deadline for the April ACT is March 13.

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: 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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