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Overall
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Math
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Science
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School Incidents
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Reading
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Attendance
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College Bound
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School Details

  • School TypePublic District Special Admit
  • Grade Levels5-12 (Projected total enrollment = 425 students.)
  • Waiting List Size125
  • Enrollment375
  • PrincipalMr. Christopher Johnson
  • Phone Number215-400-7270
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (65, G)
  • Address 5925 Malvern Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19131
  • NeighborhoodOverbrook
  • Application DeadlineNovember 2nd, 2018
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Mission

SLA@Beeber is a partnership school between the district and the Franklin Institute. SLA@Beeber provides a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum with a focus on science, technology, mathematics and entrepreneurship.

SLA@Beeber is a partnership school between the district and the Franklin Institute. SLA@Beeber provides a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum with a focus on science, technology, mathematics and entrepreneurship.

Points of Pride

Our students, parents and staff. Franklin Institute partnership. Engineering maker space. Expanded engineering laboratory. Two new biochemistry laboratories. New library/information center. Urban garden; Partnerships with 25 companies. Recognized as...

Our students, parents and staff. Franklin Institute partnership. Engineering maker space. Expanded engineering laboratory. Two new biochemistry laboratories. New library/information center. Urban garden; Partnerships with 25 companies. Recognized as one of the most innovative schools in the country.

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Admissions Policy

Must have all A's and B's, with the possible exception of one C. Must score at least the 50th percentile on 7th-grade PSSA. Must have a record of good attendance, punctuality and behavior. Must submit a teacher or counselor recommendation....

Must have all A's and B's, with the possible exception of one C. Must score at least the 50th percentile on 7th-grade PSSA. Must have a record of good attendance, punctuality and behavior. Must submit a teacher or counselor recommendation. Must complete a project-based interview held in November and early December* *Interested applicants who meet our admissions criteria should call the school at 215-581-2107 to set up an interview. SLA will not initiate contact with any students to set up interviews. The interview is a project-based interview. Students should bring a school paper or project done in 7th or 8th grade that they feel is a strong representation of who they are as a student. Projects will be returned to applicants. Students may include photocopies of their work.

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Safety & Culture

SLA@Beeber has a four-year advisory program so that every student has an advocate and every parent has a first point of contact at the school.

SLA@Beeber has a four-year advisory program so that every student has an advocate and every parent has a first point of contact at the school.

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 64.4%
White 13.5%
Hispanic 11.6%
Asian 4.6%
Other 5.9%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 51.2%
Male Students 48.8%

Special Education

Special Ed 7.6%

Gifted Education

Gifted 3.8%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 59%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 4.8%

Students Per Grade

9th Grade Students
125
10th Grade Students
125
11th Grade Students
125
Total Students
375

Academics

College Rate

College Rate 74%

Activities & Programs

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs

  • Engineering

Arts Programs

  • Theater,
  • School Plays,
  • Poetry,
  • Literature

Sports Programs

  • Basketball,
  • Soccer,
  • Baseball,
  • Softball,
  • Track and Field,
  • Cross Country,
  • Cheerleading,
  • Girls Basketball,
  • Girls Track and Field,
  • Indoor Track,
  • Girls Indoor Track,
  • Girls Soccer,
  • Volleyball,
  • Girls Volleyball,
  • Sports Other

Other Sports

Our school recognizes the importance of a well rounded student and encourages families to continue their pursuit of non-traditional sports that their children may be associated with outside of school.

Our school recognizes the importance of a well rounded student and encourages families to continue their pursuit of non-traditional sports that their children may be associated with outside of school.

Electives

Drama, Music, Art and Advanced Art, Engineering I and II, Technology, Philosophy

Drama, Music, Art and Advanced Art, Engineering I and II, Technology, Philosophy

Language Programs

  • Spanish,
  • Additional Languages

Parent Programs

  • Parents Home and School Association,
  • Parents Classroom Volunteers,
  • Parents After School Volunteers

Before and After Care

  • Extended Programming

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