- 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.
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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