About the Leading Edge Academy
Our program is built around 5 pillars. These pillars form the foundation of curriculum, school beliefs, traditions, and events. They are Shared Leadership and Partnership, Creative / Innovative Problem Solving, Technical Savvy, Appreciating Cultural Diversity, and Global Thinking. For a deeper look at our academy pillars, check out our Pillar Rubric which describes the skills students will develop in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.
The Leading Edge program serves middle school students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. We have approximately 260 students and 10 faculty members. Class sizes average 30 students per class. 6th graders have a morning core class (Language Arts and Social Studies) with one teacher and rotate through 4 additional classes in the afternoon (Math, PE, Expressive Arts, and Science/Tech). 7th and 8th graders rotate through 7 classes daily (Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science, Expressive Arts, Technology, and PE).
More information about the Leading Edge Program can be viewed in this presentation, originally presented at preview tours.