Graduation Requirements

  • Students Must Meet the Pennsylvania Act 158 Requirements.
  • The total number of credits must meet or exceed 23.5 credits.
  • One elective must be in math or science; the total number of math and science credits is a minimum of seven.
  • One History credit must be in African-American History.
  • All students must complete their ILPs in 10th and 11th grades. (Exception ONLY for new students who began at SLA in the upper grades.)
  • All students must pass their four-year advisories.
  • All students must COMPLETE a Capstone project.
  • Advisory counts as .5 Humanities credits per year
  • 9th Grade Mini-Courses, Independent Leaning Plan & Capstone counts as .5 Electives credits per year

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Home & School
2022 – 2023 Home & School Officers

  • President:Ayesha Knight
  • First Vice President: Daphne Hawkins Parker
  • Second Vice President: Karima Roepel
  • First Treasurer: Marc Hensley
  • Recording Secretaries: Mary Ann Duffy
  • Corresponding Secretary: Erin Richburg
  • Member-At-Large: Iwan Barankay
  • Member-At-Large: Rasheeda Parks


  • Principal: Chris Lehmann
  • Faculty Representative: Zoe Siswick
  • Alumni Parent: Emily Silverman
  • Alumni Parent: Jeffrey Newburger

The Home and School Association’s Website

The Home and School Association’s Facebook Page

Home and School Meeting Schedule — 2022-2023

  • September 21st – Membership drive, Fundraising
  • October 19th – Interview weekend planning
  • November 16th – EduCon, Winter Magic for students and teachers
  • December 14th – Volunteering – SLA 101 – Spring auction planning
  • January 18th – School budget review
  • February 15th – Board election planning
  • March 15th – TBD
  • April 19th – Board elections
  • May 17th – Seniors and graduation

Meetings begin at 5:30 and generally last 1.5 hours. See the HSA Website for how to register via Zoom.

The new District-Wide Parent and Family Engagement Policy has been approved by the SRC and is available on our website here – The Spanish version is here – Other versions can be found online here

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Parent Portals

SLA’s website includes a portal that gives students access to many of the web-based communication and publication tools including SLATE and Canvas — our online course software, and GSuite tools. It enables teachers and students to create online spaces for each course, allowing them to communicate about assignments, school events, and more. Parents and guardians can check student assignments by emailing the child’s advisor for login access. The School District of Philadelphia also has a parent portal for formal grades and progress on standardized testing. In addition, parents will receive frequent emails from the school via our parent list-serv. We will subscribe all requested email addresses the first week of school. If you do not receive the parent emails. Contact your child’s advisor with any questions or concerns about the Portals.



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