Academics

Lead Academy provides a brand of education that affords all students the opportunity to participate in a rigorous, college preparatory instructional setting that will prepare them for a demanding high school curriculum as well as life beyond the classroom. Our goal is to support the intent of the South Carolina Charter Schools Act by embracing high expectations for ALL students.

We use the South Carolina state curriculum standards as our baseline for academic goals. Teachers at Lead are given the freedom to use innovative instructional methods to ensure student mastery of the content. The longer school day (7:50 am - 3:10 pm) and smaller school environment provide a framework for teachers to meet the needs of each individual student.

All grade levels will approach the curriculum with a project-based focus that carries out our mission of building leaders. The Expeditionary Learning model that we use engages students in intensive workshop based classroom instruction for reading, writing, and math, and field experiences for science and social studies, which incorporate the reading, writing, and math from the classroom.

 

Our Focus on Leadership

In addition to realizing above-average academic growth, we expect our students to grow as leaders during their time at Lead Academy. Leadership skills are taught as teachers embed these skills into lessons on a regular basis. We have developed a roadmap of skills that are proven to increase the leadership capacity of students.

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