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Early College Acceptances for the Class of 2019 Already Exceed $2 million

Early college acceptance scholarship awards for the Class of 2019 have already topped $2 million ($2,237,776).  Some of the schools where the girls have been accepted include: Boston College, Lehigh University, Sacred Heart University, Fordham University, Penn State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, New York Institute of Technology, Fairfield University, Loyola University, Chicago and Loyola University, Maryland, Saint Joseph’s University, The University of Scranton, Marist College, Providence College, The University of New Haven, The University of Arizona, The University of Tampa, University of San Francisco, Pace University, Quinnipiac University, Elon University, High Point University,  Monmouth University, Montclair State University, Saint Peter’s University, Rutgers University, Seton Hall University, Caldwell University, Stony Brook University, SUNY Oswego, Siena College, Northern Arizona University, Berkeley College, Bloomfield College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Bloomsburg University, East Stroudsburg University, Holy Family University, Mount Saint Mary’s University, College of Saint Benedict, University of Maine, Roanoke College, and NJCU.

SDA Swimmers Sign NCAA National Letters of Intent

Congratulations to two senior swimmers who signed NCAA National Letters of Intent.

Danielle has signed with Lehigh University (D1) in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.   She is a member of the SDA Aqua Devils and currently holds four individual (Hudson) county records.  Additionally, she swims for the Scarlet Aquatic Club in Jersey City, a member team of USA Swimming. In the 2017 winter season, Danielle was ranked by USA Swimming (https://www.usaswimming.org/) as 1st  in New Jersey and 17th in the United States in the 200 Meter IM and 1st in New Jersey and 22nd in the United States in the 400 Meter IM. She is currently ranked in the Top 5 in New Jersey in four events and in the Top 10 in three others.  She competes in Sectional meets around the country as well as State Championships where she has won or finaled in multiple events. She also medaled in the 2017 Maccabiah Games in Israel.  She was named to the USA Swimming Scholastic All-American Team for 2017-2018. On signing with Lehigh, Danielle said, “I am so excited to official sign with Lehigh University. Lehigh is my dream school and I couldn’t be happier to join such an amazing team.  Thank you to SDA, my family and coaches for giving me this opportunity of a lifetime.”

Kelly signed with Sacred Heart University (D1) in Fairfield,

Connecticut.  Kelly is also a member of both the SDA Aqua Devils and the Scarlet Aquatics and has become one of the county’s top freestyle swimmers.  In February 2017, she won the girls 50 free in both the HCIAL and the County Championship. She won the girls 100 free at the HCIAL and took second in the county.  She has helped SDA relay teams win both the 200 IM nad 400 Free Relay at the HCIAL Championship and take second in the same relays in the county. Kelly said, “I am beyond grateful to officially sign with Sacred Heart University.  It was my goal and truly unimaginable to be able to go to the school of my dreams. Thank you to my family, friends and coaches!”

SDA’s Project Acceleration Continues To Grow

SDA Academic Dean, Mrs. Guen Farrales has announced that AP English Literature and Composition and AP Art History classes have been approved for inclusion in Seton Hall University’s Project Acceleration.

They join three other SDA AP courses that are already part of this program – AP Calculus AB, AP Psychology and AP United States History.  

Since 1978, Project Acceleration, a concurrent enrollment program within the College of Arts and Sciences at Seton Hall University, has allowed high school students in New Jersey and New York to get a head start on their university careers. Over the course of their high school career, students can earn up to 22 credits from Seton Hall University for approved courses taken in their secondary schools. 

Additional information about SDA’s Dual Enrollment programs can be found here: https://www.stdominicacad.com/academics/college-credit/

SDA Announces Membership in Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society

SDA Head of School, Sarah Degnan Moje is proud to announce that the Academy has been recently approved for membership in Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society.  Mu Alpha Theta is a National High School and Two Year College Honor Society formed in 1957 at the University of Oklahoma. This society is dedicated to inspiring a keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school and two-year college students.

In order for a school to be granted a chapter of Mu Alpha Theta, one must complete a charter petition request. In this request, one must provide information related to the school as well as the math curriculum the school offers. Additionally, the school must employ at least one teacher whose primary teaching field is mathematics, and has completed an undergraduate mathematics major. In order for students to be eligible for this society, they must have completed the math courses of Algebra I and Geometry, and have completed or are enrolled in the course of Algebra II or a higher level math course. Additionally, on a 4.0 grade scale, members must have at least a 3.5 math grade point average.

After review of each students math grade point average, thirty-seven young ladies of the senior and junior classes meet all the requirements, and will now become members of this society.

Senior Accepted Into Prestigious STEM Program

A SDA senior has been accepted into the prestigious New York Academy of Sciences’ Junior Academy.  According to their announcement, “The New York Academy of Sciences is one of the country’s oldest and most widely respected organizations with a mission to drive innovative solutions to society’s challenges by advancing scientific research, education, and policy. Their Global STEM Alliance, which consists of a variety of STEM education programs including The Junior Academy, is a global talent identification and cultivation network with more than 300 partners in over 100 countries.  Its purpose is to prepare the next generation of innovators through three key program areas: mentorship, innovation challenges, and career and college readiness.”

The student, who is a member of 1,000 Girls, 1,000 Futures and who attended Global STEM Alliance Summits for the past two summers, will have the opportunity to collaborate with 2,000 students from 85 countries on virtual challenges sponsored by industry leading companies and hosted on the Academy’s innovation platform, Launchpad.  The Academy’s education experts have designed these challenges to help students develop 21st century skills as they prepare for the jobs of the future.