Home of the Guardians

Hello, and welcome to the West Foothills 7-12 campus of American Leadership Academy. We are proud to offer the best educational experience to junior high and high school students in Waddell, AZ. 

What is a Charter School?

Parents' Corner

Students, get the information you need at the touch of a button. Our website has course catalogs you can sort through, AZ University admissions information, online transcript request forms, and other important services for 7-12 students. 

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Student Services

We're dedicated to preparing our students for whatever path they choose - whether it's college, a career, vocation, or within the armed forces. Get information about our college and career prep services online or contact student services.

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College & Career Readiness

See what's new and what's happening at West Foothills 7-12 by visiting our school calendar. In addition to posting upcoming breaks and early release days, we share event information. 

Access Calendar

School Calendar

Gain access to American Leadership Academy, West Foothills 7-12's lunch menu, parent/student portal links, school supply list, uniform store, and more. Our campus resource tab holds information for parents and students who are enrolled for the new/current school year.

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Parent Resources

Meet the Director

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Will Dunman, Director

Mr. Will Dunman is from Florida where he was born and raised. He is married to Lisa Dunman and they have an ever growing family, which includes his oldest son Trae, his wife Alyssa, and their children Ellie and Payton. Next is Tyler and finally Sadie and her husband Alec. His interests include a love for college football and he is a huge Florida Gator Fan, he loves to cook and BBQ for his family and friends and most of all spend time with his grandkids and being called Papa.

Will has a Bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University in elementary education and special education and also holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University.  

Will has been in education for over twenty-five years. He began his career in Payson, Arizona as a special education teacher, softball coach and administrator. Will has been with ALA for seven years now and has served as an assistant director of academics at the ALA Queen Creek 7-12 campus, the Director of the ALA Gilbert K-6 campus, and is now proud to be the Director of the new ALA West Foothills campus in the west valley. 

Will breathes and lives ALA’s mission, vision, and values. He believes that we can change the world by providing the best educational experience to as many students as possible in a moral and wholesome environment, while exhibiting ALA’s R.A.I.S.E. values (Respect, Accountability, Integrity, Service and Excellence) in all we do as teachers, students, staff, and as a community.



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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Check Out Our Campus

West Foothills 7-12

A virtual tour around our campus, featuring our director Will Dunman. Showcasing our R.A.I.S.E. values and more.

Why families love ALA

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.