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News and Updates

E-Waste Fundraiser Tomorrow
Bring any old electronics to the main campus parking lot tomorrow 10/25 from 9-1 and raise money for Leading Edge.  Super easy and clears your house of clutter. Continue
Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 10/24/14

NUSD Candidates Forum Monday
Meet the candidates for NUSD school board and hear NCS students ask them the tough questions.  Monday 10/28, 6p.m. in the Benvenuti. Continue
Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 10/24/14

2015-16 Admission information updated
Check our our admissions tab for the most up to date information about the 2015-16 Admission process Continue
Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 10/23/14


Biz club teaches life skills and raises money for field trips
When the 7th and 8th grade classes needed to raise money for field trips, Rochelle Ferran's Biz Club came to the rescue.  Applying real world skills, Biz club members had to apply for positions, determine pricing and marketing strategies,... Continue
Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 10/24/14

Expressions Honors Day of the Dead
In preparation for month long Dia de los Muertos exhibition in the MPR, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade expressive arts classes completed several different projects to create an amazing collection of work.  The exhibit was opened with a community eve... Continue
Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 10/24/14

8th graders discover some new perspective
Last week, the 8th graders learned a mind-bending lesson when they experimented with forced perspective photography.  Use cameras on their phones and tablets, students set up shots that would trick the eye in to seeing something not quite rea... Continue
Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 9/24/14

Coming Soon...LE Student Corner

Keep a Look Out...
Coming Soon - This corner of our homepage will feature updates from LE ASB, Clubs, and sports.  Stay tuned for Dance announcements, Installments of LE Live, and More! Continue
Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 10/24/14

About the Leading Edge Academy

The Leading Edge Academy was founded in 1993 and has earned a reputation for academic excellence, maintaining a safe and supportive learning environment and having a faculty of outstanding teachers. Our cross-curricular, three-year program links subjects together for a well-rounded and connected educational experience. Our teachers go above and beyond to offer an exciting curriculum that involves students in hands-on learning experiences that encourage creativity and exploration.

The Leading Edge Academy holds its students to high standards in the areas of academic achievement, attendance and behavior.  We expect our students to work to the best of their ability.  Families contribute 30 hours of service each year and commit to ongoing support and development of their student's academic portfolio.  In return, students leave our program well-equipped with pride, confidence, responsibility, knowledge and skills needed to excel beyond the middle school environment.

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The Natomas Charter School shall be nonsectarian in its programs, admissions policies, employment practices and all other operations, shall not charge tuition, and shall not discriminate against any pupil on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, gender or disability.


Why Students and Teachers Love Leading Edge!

Academy Pillars

* Building Leadership 

* Global Thinking

* Cultural Diversity

* Technical Savvy 

* Critical Thinking 


Tweets from Leading Edge

Student Showcase

Digital Earthquake Storybooks

These were written by our sixth grade students who were asked to find an earthquake from the past that happened on their birthdate (via USGS). They then wrote a news report and a historical fiction account based on the event. Click on the image below to read a book from the shelf. 

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