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American Leadership Academy Mesa North is a tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter school, opening in Mesa, Arizona in the Fall of 2024. We are a Pre-K-12 school that is committed to preparing students for success in college, career, and life.

Our school is built on a foundation of academic excellence and character development. At ALA Mesa North, students will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of academic programs, sports, fine arts, extracurriculars, and specialty programs. We are also committed to providing our students with a moral and wholesome environment where they can thrive.

New Charter School Coming to North Mesa

We are excited to announce the opening of American Leadership Academy Mesa North , a tuition-free public charter school opening in Mesa, AZ in the Fall of 2024. We are eager to serve the families in this community and provide them with a choice in education. ALA Mesa North will open in the Fall of 2024 with grades Pre-K-12

Engaging Curriculum for Academic Excellence

American Leadership Academy Mesa North is committed to providing a high-quality education that prepares students for success in college, career, and life. Our school uses a comprehensive, in-depth Core Knowledge curriculum that is aligned with state and national standards. Our highly qualified teachers and staff work hard to engage our students and help them reach their full potential. 

Education Based on R.A.I.S.E. Leadership Values

At ALA Mesa North, we believe that education is more than just academics. We believe that education is an experience that nurtures our students' natural talents and helps them become well-rounded individuals and active members of their community. Our R.A.I.S.E. (Respect, Accountability, Integrity, Service, and Excellence) values are at the core of everything we do, and we are committed to helping our students develop into leaders who make a positive impact on the world.

Meet the Directors

Deena LeBio (PreK-6 Director)

Mrs. Deena LeBio has been in the field of education for over 20 years. She began her career in various roles, working with children in preschool through 8th grade in California. In 2015, she moved to Arizona, where she helped open the ALA Ironwood campus as a second-grade teacher. In 2017, she went on to help open the ALA Gilbert North campus and served as a third-grade lead teacher and professional development leader. In 2020, Mrs. LeBio joined the ALA Mesa campus as an Assistant Director and then Director. Mrs. LeBio received her undergraduate degree in education from California State University, Northridge. In 2019, she received her master’s degree in educational studies from Western Governors University. Mrs. LeBio lives in Gilbert with her husband, Paul, and daughter, Daisy, who attends ALA! She enjoys going on adventures, reading, and creating!

Casey Eagleburger (7-12 Director)

Mr. Eagleburger begins his first year with ALA and is excited to be part of the opening of ALA Mesa North.  He has been a lifelong educator in the East Valley, serving as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, athletic director, junior high and high school principal, and assistant superintendent.  He is a graduate of Northern Arizona University with a bachelor's in History Education and a Master's in Educational Leadership. Mr. Eagleburger also holds a superintendent certificate from Northern Arizona University.  He is married with two boys, all living in Mesa.  In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, participating in many outdoor recreational activities, and vacationing in Montana in the winters and summers. Mr. Eagleburger is excited to join ALA Mesa North and help build a successful experience for students, parents, faculty, and the community of Mesa for years to come.

Meeting the Needs of Mesa, AZ Students


Choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make. At ALA, we are committed to providing your child with the best possible education. Our staff is dedicated to creating a supportive and nurturing environment where students can thrive.

Here is what you can expect when your child attends ALA:

  • A values-based education that teaches students to respect themselves, others, and their country.
  • A rigorous academic program that prepares students for college and beyond.
  • A supportive school community where students feel safe and accepted.
  • A variety of extracurricular activities that allow students to explore their interests and talents.

We believe that every child deserves a quality education. If you are looking for a school that will challenge your child and help them reach their full potential, then ALA is the right choice for you.


Sports Offerings*

Year Round Fall Winter Spring
Spirit Line Cheer JV Football JV Basketball (boys & girls) JV Baseball
  JV Volleyball (girls) FR/SO Basketball (boys) JV Softball
  JV Cross Country (boys & girls) JV Soccer (boys & girls) Varsity Track (boys & girls)
  Varsity Cross Country Varsity Wrestling (boys & girls)  

*Athletics offerings may be subject to change based on demand

Why Choose ALA Mesa North?

American Leadership Academy (ALA) has built 17 successful schools in Arizona. Families have come to recognize ALA as a leader in education. ALA’s “A” Rated curriculum provides students with a well-rounded educational experience through a variety of programs and activities, including:

  • Elementary-high school sports
  • Award-winning fine arts programs
  • Innovative classes and programs such as financial literacy and entrepreneurship for high school students

ALA is committed to providing students with the best possible education. We believe that every child deserves a chance to succeed, and we are here to help them reach their full potential.


Chelsey Davis

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

Michelle Sorensen

"The teachers go above and beyond..."

Gomez Family

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

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