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Welcome to
Ascend Leadership Academy

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.

Ascend Leadership Academy's open application period for the 2021-22 school year opened on January 1st, 2021 and ended on February 28, 2021.  ALA is still accepting applications for grades 6-11.  To apply please click the link the below.

ALA Events & Updates


4-Day In-Person Instruction begins March 19th

ALA is moving in-person instruction to 4 days a week. Families were notified of their student's assignment of 4-day in person or complete remote instruction on Friday, April 9th. For more information about the move to 4-day in person instruction please view the video accompanying this message from Managing Director, Justin Smith.

We're All in this Together!

As we finish out this most unusual school year. Our High School team wanted to provide a bit of encouragement for all of our students and families.  Let's keep moving forward and remember we are all in this together! Enjoy!

Contact US

Phone:  (919) 842-5411

Fax:  (919) 842-3545


School Hours:  COVID-19 (Plan B)

Earliest Drop Off:  8:30am

School Start:  9:00am       

HS School End:  2:50pm

MS School End:  3:00pm

Latest Pick Up:  3:20pm

Phone:  919-842-5411

© 2018 Ascend Leadership Academy

Fax:  919-842-3545

283 Harvey Faulk Road, Sanford NC 27332

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