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News and Updates

School Cents: Natomas Charter Wins Fifth Place!!

Thank you to all the parents who participated in the School Cents Fund-Raiser. All the hard work paid off! Natomas Charter took 5th Place and won $750.00. The money will be used to help fund the new Marquee in front of our school. 

Posted by: Linda Mattsson-Boze
Published: 5/18/15

Not Returning to LE?

While we never want to see students leave us, we understand that circumstances can sometimes necessitate a move to a different school.  When that happens we want to make ensure a smooth transition for anyone who might be leaving or joining our community.  We can best accomplish that goal with early information about individual's plans.

If you know that your 6th or 7th grade student will not be returning for the 2015-16 school year,  please follow this link to complete the google form or copy and paste this link (http://goo.gl/forms/9hNQUfWDZR).   Please contact Amanda Goldman ([email protected]) or Linda Mattsson-Boze ([email protected]) if you have any questions.

Thank you

Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 5/12/15

Welcome Class of 2022! (6th Graders of 2015-16)

We are so excited to welcome the class of 2022 to Leading Edge (also known as the 6th grade class of 2015-16).

We sent out a mailing on May 5th with lots of information about the upcoming school year.  HERE is a copy of the letter we sent - with lots of important upcoming dates.  HERE is the link to the required summer reading assignment and HERE is the link to the optional math enrichment.  

Can't wait to see you in August!

Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 5/7/15


Field Trips, Fairy Tales, and Stage Craft

Leading Edge 8th graders spent last week in Ashland, Oregon seeing plays and training with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.  A great experience in its own right, this trip is preparing them to prepare their own theatrical productions of fairly tales that they will perform for area elementary schoolers.

Check out these pics of the stage make-up and stage fighting workshops.

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Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 3/9/15

Kindness at every turn

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Leading up to Valentine's Day and in conjunction with this year's school wide kindness campaign, Leading Edge production classes competed in a door decorating contest.  Each production class had 1 week to create a door cover that represented both the kindness theme and the subject taught in that classroom.  Congrats to Ms Feeney's 8th graders for being the overall winners.  Congrats to all students for their daily representation of how kindness matters.

Posted by: Amanda Goldman
Published: 2/18/15

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.


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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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