Home of the Patriots

Hello and welcome to the Queen Creek 7-12 campus of American Leadership Academy!  Our faculty and staff are completely dedicated to providing our students with the best educational experience possible in a moral and wholesome environment.  As a US News and World Report National Best High School and National Best Charter School, we are proud of the role we play in the education of the junior high school and high school students of Queen Creek.

Parents' Corner

Find the information you need about American Leadership Academy, Queen Creek 7-12's student services department. Our page shares more information about upcoming school field trips, events, and other happenings.

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Student Services

Whether your student is preparing for college, a career, or a vocation, we're here to help. Learn about our college and career prep service and contact our student services team today! 

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College & Career Guide

View American Leadership Academy, Queen Creek 7-12's upcoming events, early release days, activities, and more on our school calendar. We'll share all campus happenings on this page. 

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School Calendar

Find our school's lunch menu, supply list, student handbook, and more on Queen Creek 7-12's "community resources" page. Here we share everything that might be relevant to your student's experience.

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Parent Resources

Meet the Director

Michael Gordon-Smith

Dr. Gordon-Smith joins ALA Queen Creek HS/JH from ALA’s Gilbert North campus where he served as Assistant Director. Previous to coming to ALA, he worked as Director of Student Leadership and taught 11th- and 12th-grade English at Phoenix Country Day School. Dr. Gordon-Smith earned his Ph.D. in English from Emory University in Atlanta, GA where he also worked as Assistant Professor of American literature. 

Before completing his terminal degree, Dr. Gordon-Smith completed his undergraduate and graduate work at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, and taught in the BYU English department as Visiting Assistant Professor of English. He brings to his new position two decades of teaching and administrative experience, three advanced degrees, and training in organizational and educational leadership from Northwestern University and Harvard University, respectively. Dr. Gordon-Smith's commitment to ALA and its mission, vision, and values runs deep. He withdrew his five children from the best private school in the Southwest and enrolled them in ALA because he loves the RAISE values and wanted an educational experience for his kids that offered both academic rigor and a values-based education.

Letter from the Director

Student Spotlight

Kasen Rogers, PROJECT 100

As our Student Government (STUGO) President, Kasen conceived and implemented Project 100...  Read on...

Jessica Blau, TGEN Bioscience

We are so proud of Jessica  for being selected to participate in the prestigious TGen Bioscience Leadership Academy this summer.  She excelled in the program, Read on...

Katie McBratney, ALA DIV 3A Swimmer of the Year

Katie was recognized as AIA’s Div 3A Swimmer of the Year for her extraordinary achievements this past year,  Read on...

Electives at ALA

Electives at ALA

Junior high and high school students at ALA have a variety of electives to choose from that help enhance their creativity and talents. From ballroom dancing, theatre, choir, band, orchestra, robotics, and more, your child has the opportunity to thrive in unique and innovative elective courses at ALA Queen Creek 7-12.