• Leaders' 2016 graduation rate (95%) far outpaces the city's (67%).
  • 100% of Leaders graduates have been accepted to college every year since 2012.
  • 95% of Leaders' surveyed students said, "My teachers want students to become better thinkers, not just memorize things."

Our Core Values

  • LEADING: We develop self-confidence, self-discipline, and compassion in order to lead in and out of school.
  • LEARNING: We pursue new learning opportunites and explore our passions wherever they may lead.
  • CONTRIBUTING: We strengthen our positive school community and act as agents of change so that all members can thrive.
  • EXPLORING: We seek challenges and experiences that push us out of our comfort zones as we explore ourselves, our communities, and the world.

PBATs Not Regents

PBATs, or Performance-Based Assessment Tasks, are in-depth analytical papers that students research, write, and revise in every class. In eleventh and twelfth grade, students must publicly defend their PBATs before a panel of teachers and visiting experts during a process called Mastery Passages.

In order to meet requirements for graduation, Leaders students complete PBATs at the end of every semester and present a minimum of four Mastery Passages - in English, history, mathematics, and science - during their junior and senior years.

College Preparation

In order to support students and families, Leaders provides

  • a full-time college counselor;
  • a full-time internship coordinator;
  • a dedicated college office;
  • an internship program for all juniors;
  • our College and Career Dreams classes for all juniors and seniors;
  • a chance to celebrate at our annual College March.

Crew is Family

For four years students meet in crew, a class made up of 12 - 15 students. Crew leaders provide academic support, work on character development, and help students reflect on their growth.

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Restorative Practices

Since 2014, Leaders has had zero superintendent's suspensions as a result of our shift to restorative practices.

Positive School Culture

96% of surveyed Leaders students said, "I feel safe and comfortable with my teachers," and 95% said, "My teachers want students to become better thinkers, not just memorize things."