© 2018 Ascend Leadership Academy

283 Harvey Faulk Road, Sanford, NC 27332

Phone: (919) 842-5411

Fax:  (919) 842-3545

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 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, and 9th grade students from Lee and Harnett Counties.  ALA serves approximately 80 students in each grade level.

ALA News

ALA is seeking new members of the Board of Directors

Interested in supporting ALA’s mission? Consider serving on our Board of Directors. Please complete the application on our Board of Directors page. We look forward to hearing from new community-based potential members! ALA's Board of Directors is seeking motivated individuals who are ready to serve.

Please complete 20-21 ALA Recommitment Form

In order to plan for the 2020-21 school year we need your input!  Linked below is our 2020-21 recommitment form.  This survey will help us collect data regarding ALA enrollment for the 2020-21 school year. We need every family to complete this form for their current ALA child. 

Sanford City Council approves ALA's rezoning request

On Tuesday, December 3rd the Sanford City Council approved the rezoning request and site plans for ALA's new construction facility.  This means that ALA is one step closer to the beginning of construction on the new facility that will serve high school students for the 2019-20 school year.  Site Renderings are linked below.

Contact Us

Phone: (919) 842-5411

Fax:  (919) 842-3545

Email: contact@alaschoolsnc.org

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School Hours

Earliest Drop off:  7:30

School Start:  8:15

School End:  3:00

Latest Pick Up:  3:15