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Growing Great Leaders!

Meet Coco, our facility dog!

About Us

We are so lucky to have a four-legged friend on campus! Coco is a facility dog from Canine Companions. She is assigned to our school to help spread calm and joy to all students.  

*Please let us know if your child has an dog allergy by calling the office or contacting our principal Kim Morton at

We are Growing Great Leaders!

When you walk in a Leadership Academy classroom, you feel the energy as young students research topics, create interactive projects, and share them with their classmates.  Activities like these give our students real-world, problem-solving experiences and ownership of their learning while building global competencies.  We are proud to be a Leader in Me Lighthouse school and we practice the 7 Habits for success every day.

We focus on Balanced Literacy and Math through guided reading, small group instruction, customized tutorials, ongoing student data tracking and goal setting. We balance opportunities for students to become proficient in basic skills as well as work through rigorous and authentic problems.

We champion Project Based Learning through the design and development of curriculum topics to engage students in meaningful and real-world challenges.

We use Technology Integration by putting tools in students’ hands to research, document, collaborate, create, and share learning with the world. T.H.E. Leadership Academy has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence.

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Calendar and Bell Schedules

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Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions? Click here to view the answers to our most frequently asked questions. 

Child Nutrition Services and Menus

Child Nutrition Services  (CNS) is powered by our infamous Wavecrest Cafe! Check out their website for menus and more!

Parent Portal

Parent Portal is an important place to connect with your child's school. Update emergency contacts, monitor your child's grades, and view your child's schedule. 

School Board Meetings and Agendas

Click here for board meeting dates, locations, agendas, and board policy docs. 

Enrollment and Transfers

Click here for enrollment information, transfers, magnet applications, and more!

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Scholarships Awarded Annually


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Teachers & Staff


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