Home of the Falcons

Welcome to American Leadership Academy, Virtual K-12, home of the Falcons. We are proud to offer Virtual education to students in the state of Arizona, with tuition-free, flexible learning options including online, hybrid or in person learning centers. Students enrolled at ALA Virtual are able to participate in athletics, extracurricular activities, and graduation ceremonies. ALA Virtual courses are NCAA and Cognia accredited. Together with the family, we will offer the best educational experience to as many students as possible in a moral and wholesome environment.

Our Campus

Learning Centers may provide K-12 students with a safe and secure environment, access to a reliable internet connection, and where students may be able to participate in peer-to-peer activities, in-person discussions and other activities with any of the ALA Virtual teachers and/or tutors.

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Learning Centers

Summer school courses are offered during the months of June and July, annually. These courses provide students the opportunity to recover credits, accelerate courses or enjoy learning in a fast-paced environment. All summer school courses are NCAA and Cognia Accredited.

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Summer School

ALA Virtual is proud to offer hybrid enrollment. Hybrid enrollment allows students to pursue College and Career opportunities, sports, personal interests and more while continuing their education. Courses are accessible 24/7 with asynchronous support.

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Hybrid Enrollment

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, Virtual K-12 students, and parents are looking for.

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Parent Resources

Meet the Director

Laura Richins

Mrs. Laura Richins has been a proud member of the ALA family since 2010. She began in the classroom teaching both high school English and math. In 2012, she joined the ALA Queen Creek 7-12 team as Assistant Director of Academics and supported the opening of the first ALA K-12 Campus. She then transferred to the Charter One Academic Team as a Curriculum Specialist from 2015 – 2020. Most recently, Mrs. Richins has served as Assistant Director of Student Services, followed by Assistant Director of Academics for ALA Virtual.

Mrs. Richins has been married to her husband, Rodney for 24 years and has three wonderful children who enjoy volleyball and hunting with their father. When Mrs. Richins isn’t learning alongside her students and staff, she can be found on the beach, in the mountains, or in the stands watching her children.

Mrs. Richins is passionate about the ALA mission, vision, and values and is proud to join with the ALA Virtual family to Learn, Lead, Change the World!


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

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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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Quality K-12 Education. Flexible Learning.

  • Flexible learning with an A rated curriculum that fits your lifestyle.
  • Freedom to attend school with a schedule convenient for you!  
  • A  solution for credit recovery, summer school, high-performing athletes and fine arts students, and more.
  • Individualized attention with guidance and support for success.