© 2018 Ascend Leadership Academy

283 Harvey Faulk Road, Sanford, NC 27332

Phone: (919) 842-5411

Fax:  (919) 842-3545

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Ascend Leadership Academy is seeking new community based board members. If you or someone you know is interested in serving on our Board of Directors, please complete the application here. We look forward to hearing from potential board members who want to support our wonderful program.

 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 2019-20 school year has closed.  However you can still apply for grades 6-9.  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 Winter Musical scheduled for Wednesday, December 18th

ALA's Drama club is sponsoring a winter drama and musical performance night at Temple Theatre in Sanford, NC at 120 Carthage Street.  Students will perform "The Great Holiday Bakeoff" and "A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol".  This will also include a performance by ALA's music classes.  The event will begin at 6:30pm and tickets are available in ALA's front office.  

Donate items to ALA's Winter Musical

ALA's Drama Department is in need of specific items for the performance in their Winter Musical events.  You can donate an item and it will be returned to you after the completion of the show.  We appreciate the generosity and help of our ALA community!  A list of needed items is linked below.

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