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2017 ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign

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Pennsylvania

Grace Baek

Student Readiness

Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy
Erie, PA

“My experiences throughout high school have instilled in me a special quality that I believe is the key to college and career readiness: determination. Whether it was for a simple task or a large project, I gave my fullest effort and was always prepared to reach higher. To me, preparing for college and a future career has meant possessing a willingness to challenge myself and staying motivated to achieve more.”

Science Leadership Academy

College and Career Transition

Philadelphia, PA

“The Science Leadership Academy is a partnership high school between the School District of Philadelphia and The Franklin Institute. SLA is an inquiry-driven, project-based high school focused on 21st century learning that opened its doors on September 7, 2006.SLA provides a rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum with a focus on science, technology, mathematics and entrepreneurship. Students at SLA learn in a project-based environment where the core values of inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation and reflection are emphasized in all classes.”

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