The mission of Ascend Leadership Academy is to develop successful student leaders by growing their self-efficacy, intellectual understanding, and social competence.  ALA will accomplish this by applying innovative teaching methods, incorporating student cultural realities and cultivating student ownership in the learning community.

Our school leadership has identified educational programs that encourage student empowerment in the learning environment.  These programs also are designed to nurture student talents and produce effective leaders for the 21st century.

Ascend Leadership Academy's open application period for the 2020-21 school year has closed.  However you can still apply for grades 6-10.  To apply please click the link the below.

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  Welcome to ALA. 

Ascend Leadership Academy (ALA) is a transformative Project-Based Leadership (PBLe) school. ALA is a tuition-free public charter school that is located in Lee County, NC.

ALA currently serves 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th grade students from Lee and Harnett Counties.  ALA serves approximately 80 students in each grade level for a total of approximately 400 students for the 2020-21 school year.

ALA Return to Campus Town Hall Meeting

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ALA Return to Campus Town Hall Meeting

ALA's Board of Directors unanimously decided that ALA will move to Plan B (Blended Instruction) on Tuesday, October 27th.  ALA's administration hosted a Virtual Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, October 6th to review the details of Plan B and how students will return to campus.  The recording of this virtual meeting is linked below.

ALA Registration for Remote/Blended Learning Now Open!

ALA's Board of Directors recently approved moving to Plan B starting on October 27th.  To effectively plan for the return of students to campus we need to know each student's plan for the 2nd Quarter.  All ALA Families are required to register their student for either Plan B (Blended Learning) and Plan C (Full Remote) learning environments.  Please use the link below to access the registration form. The deadline to register is Friday, October 9th.

2020-21 ALA Student Supply Lists

ALA has just released the student supply lists for the 2021 school year.  Below are the supply lists by grade level.  Please review the lists and make your purchases where necessary.  For more information or questions please contact Janice Jett at

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Phone: (919) 842-5411

Fax:  (919) 842-3545


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Earliest Drop off:  7:30

School Start:  8:15

School End:  3:00

Latest Pick Up:  3:15

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283 Harvey Faulk Road, Sanford, NC 27332

Phone: (919) 842-5411

Fax:  (919) 842-3545

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