Home of the Warriors

Hello, and welcome to the Ironwood  7-12 campus of American Leadership Academy. We are proud to offer an exceptional educational experience to junior high and high school students across Gilbert, Mesa, and San Tan Valley.

Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Center

What is a Charter School?

Parents' Corner

Students, find the course, college, and career information you're searching for with Student Services. Make an appointment, visit us in-person, or sort through relevant information online. 

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Student Services

Be prepared for whatever path you choose. American leadership Academy, Ironwood 7-12 offers a variety of college, career, and vocational programs for enrolled students. Need more help? Contact Student Services.

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College & Career Readiness

View our calendar to learn more about upcoming events, campus activities, early release days, breaks, and more. American Leadership Academy, Ironwood 7-12 always has something exciting happening!  

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School Calendar

Get the lunch, supply list, college, career, and campus information you're looking for in our "Parent Resources" page. Here we share information that American Leadership Academy, Ironwood 7-12 students and parents are looking for.

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Parent Resources

Meet the Director

Brent Bishop

Mr. Brent Bishop is the director of American Leadership Academy Ironwood 7-12.

He has spent the last 16 years in education in Southern California. He attended California Baptist University, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in English, teaching and administrative credentials, and a Master's degree in educational administration. Mr. Bishop taught English, AVID, and credit recovery courses at John W. North High School. He then served as a teacher and site administrator for Mojave River Academy Charter School.

In 2013, Mr. Bishop and his wife Crystal founded Highland Academy Charter School in Beaumont, California, where he spent the last 9 years as the Executive Director.

Letter from the Director


UPCOMING Student Spotlights

Coming SOON!

Check Out Our Campus

Ironwood 7-12

A virtual tour around our campus, featuring our director Brent Bishop. Showcasing our campus, the benefits of wearing a uniform, and fine arts and athletics programs to name a few.


Hammer Family

"As soon as we toured ALA Gilbert North , and [our kids] saw and felt what was there, it really changed their outlook on their future years at high school."  Learn more.

Chelsey Davis

"It's everything that we've envisioned for our children!" Learn more.

Michelle Sorensen

"The teachers go above and beyond..." Learn more.

Gomez Family

"...The one-on-one connection that they have with their teachers is really important." Learn more.

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Slade Family

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Why families love ALA

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What Parents Think

"We've seen a night and day difference in our kids. They are excited again, engaged in school activities, and they have made lots and lots of friends!" This is the American Leadership Academy difference.