Leadership Secondary Schools

  • YMLA Young Men's Leadership Academy at John F. Kennedy Middle School | 6 - 8

    The Young Men's Leadership Academy (YMLA) is a unique all-boys academy that provides a highly structured learning environment in order to build character, hard work, fortitude and leadership. Mastering these core values will help your son be a successful, competitive student that can reach and surpass his goals.

    YMLA How to know Young Men’s Leadership Academy is right for your child:

    1. You want your son to be a part of a program geared towards growing future leaders and men of character.
    2. You want your son to experience all the benefits of a traditional middle school, but with an emphasis on leadership and character building.
    3. You believe your son would thrive in an environment that positively employs competition and removes distractions allowing them to focus on academic and personal success.

    Unique ways your child can learn and grow here:

    • All boys take part in Mindset Monday, a unique lesson that builds the four core values: character, hard work, fortitude, and leadership.
    • YMLA offers Junior Cadet Corp, built-in Academic Advisory AVID, fine arts, and Chi Schedule for restorative discipline.
    • Students are placed in positions of leadership on and off campus allowing them opportunities to drive programming on campus and serve our community.
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  • YWLA Crest Young Women's Leadership Academy at Bill Arnold Middle School | 6 - 12 

    The Young Women's Leadership Academy (YWLA) offers 6th-12th grade girls a dynamic learning experience that encourages critical thinking, inspires confidence, and nurtures the intellectual and social development necessary for success in college, career, and life. Rigorous coursework, field-based exploration, personalized counseling, and a strong sisterhood all work together to help students transition from middle school to high school, then to higher education and beyond. YWLA is truly a hidden gem for a STEM-focused, college-bound education.

    <YWLA How to know Young Women’s Leadership Academy is right for your child:

    1. You want your daughter to be accepted to a 4-year university and have scholarship money to pay for college.
    2. You want your daughter to be involved in a close-knit, supportive community of teachers and students.
    3. You want your daughter to thrive in a single-gender environment that focuses on growing girls’ confidence and leadership abilities.

    Unique ways your child can learn and grow here:

    • Experience hands-on, interdisciplinary learning opportunities
    • Take advanced courses to prepare for college success
    • Explore unique leadership opportunities
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  • Leadership Programs of Choice

    The following Programs of Choice are offered under Leadership at various campuses. 

    Junior Cadet Corps at the Digital Arts and Technology Academy at Adams Middle School

    Education and Leadership Preparatory Academy at GPHS, SGHPS, and YWLA

    Government and Public Administration at GPHS

    Law Enforcement at GPHS

    Legal Studies at GPHS

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