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Our facility won’t be finished until the end of the summer, but you can come tour of one of our existing campuses and get your questions answered.

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Opening this Fall

American Leadership Academy is happy to announce that we are opening ALA Gilbert North K-6 for the 2017 – 2018 school year!  ALA Gilbert North will be located on the corner of Higley Road and the San Tan 202 Freeway.

At ALA Gilbert, we are building a world-class educational institution, committed to relevant education, with an emphasis on literacy development. Our team of educators is 100% committed to the students’ experience in the classroom. Students and teachers agree to demonstrate leadership in and out of the classroom by embracing our RAISE values: Respect, Accountability, Integrity, Service & Excellence. Students will develop 21st Century skills of critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity.  We are focused on helping students to become leaders while they are with us. They will be prepared to fulfill our vision: Learn, Lead, Change the World! All of this in a moral and wholesome environment. If this inspires you, and calls to you, come be a part of our family!

Enroll now for School Year 17-18!

You can enroll your student for our brand new campus today! Click the button below to begin your online Registration.

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Come Join the ALA Team!

We are hiring the best teachers for our campus! Watch this video to see why some of our amazing teachers chose ALA.

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Meet the Director

Cristina Schubert – Director

Mrs. Schubert is the Director of the ALA-Ironwood Elementary campus. She joined ALA-Gilbert in 2012 as an experienced, award-winning elementary teacher, and was promoted to Assistant Director the following year. As Assistant Director from 2013-2015, she helped lead the Gilbert campus to achieve the highest “A” rating in district history.

She holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Plymouth State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of California, Davis. Cristina was born into a large Portuguese-American family and was raised in Morgan Hill, CA.

Over 10 years ago, she moved to Arizona with her husband, Charles. She has two sons; Chaz (9, a 4th grader at IWE) and Liam (4). In addition to her background in education, she is an accomplished dance instructor and published author.

ALA Gilbert North K-6 FAQs

When will we break ground?

Construction will be Thursday, March 9, from 3-4 pm . We will have a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the occasion. We would love to have you join us!

Will the campus be completed on time for school in August?

Yes. The construction team has built nearly 50 schools throughout the country, and they have the timing down to a science.

Will there be busing at the new campus?

Busing at ALA is determined by demand. By registering your student and requesting busing, our transportation department will be able to accurately assess the need and plan accordingly.

When will you start hiring teachers?

The hiring process has begun! We have been amazed at the incredible talent that has come forward wanting to be a part of this team. Those interested in being a part of creating the greatest school in the country should apply here.

Will this campus offer the same great programs that we are accustomed to with ALA?

Yes, as part of the “best educational experience”, we are committed to having an incredible athletics and fine arts program. Electives offered will be subject to enrollment. Our intention is to offer band, choir, orchestra, dance, theater, art, equine, Spanish, German, financial literacy, The Entrepreneurship Launchpad, technology, robotics, sports nutrition, strength & conditioning for varsity athletes, and more.

Does ALA offer online classes?

Students can take online courses through Primavera.

What are the school colors and mascot?

We are the Eagles, and our colors are blue and gray, similar to Georgetown University.

Will students wear uniforms?

Yes, the same dress and appearance standards apply at all ALA schools. Red, white, blue and gray collared shirts are the standard.

How much homework will students have? I’ve heard charter schools give a lot of homework.

Our mission is to “provide the best educational experience”, which includes academic rigor. But we also believe that students should be allowed time to pursue extra-curricular opportunities and hobbies, including family time. We don’t believe in busy work—worksheets are replaced by relevant literacy building activities like reading and writing. The majority of student work will be done in class.

When can I register?

Priority registration began in February. You can register now by clicking here.

How do I schedule a tour?

Click here or call (480) 420-2101 to schedule a tour. Our facility won’t be finished until the end of the summer, but we can give you a tour of one of our existing campuses and answer any questions you may have.

Who do I talk to if I have additional questions about the new campus?

Our campus Director, Erik Huso will be glad to answer any questions you may have. You can reach him at ehuso@alaschools.org.

Why should I enroll at the new Gilbert campus?

At ALA Gilbert, we are building a world-class educational institution, committed to relevant education, with an emphasis on literacy development. Our team of educators is 100% committed to the students’ experience in the classroom. Students and teachers agree to demonstrate leadership in and out of the classroom by embracing our RAISE values: Respect, Accountability, Integrity, Service & Excellence. Students will develop 21st Century skills of critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity.  We are focused on helping students to become leaders while they are with us. They will be prepared to fulfill our vision: Learn, Lead, Change the World! All of this in a moral and wholesome environment. If this inspires you, and calls to you, come be a part of our family!