Listen to Mr. Rowan, Queen Creek Junior High history teacher, share his story from September 11, 2001. The tragic events Mr. Rowan experienced as an NYC police officer inspired him to write the children's book "Jake the Bombed Out Bomb Dog."
Nate Osborn, GNHS Junior, is bringing communities closer together with his "Let's Do It" app. Learn more about his experience at the Entrepreneurial Ventures Summer Program.
Our tuition-free public charter schools provide unique opportunities for East Valley families. Watch "Let Charter Schools Teach" and learn more about our campus online.
Mr. Williams, Gilbert North 7-12's AP history and government teacher, made a monumental trip to Washington D.C., this summer. Read about his experience.
Brent McArthur is the Director of the American Leadership Academy Gilbert North 7-12 campus. He joined ALA in 2014 following 23 ½ years in the United States Air Force, where he served in a variety of leadership positions at the Pentagon, the US State Department and across the United States to include Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies at the University of South Alabama. He retired from the Air Force as a Colonel.
Brent served as the Chief Executive Officer of ALA from 2014 to 2017 and then became the Chief Operating Officer for Charter One, LLC (ALA’s management company). He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of West Florida and has Master’s degrees in Administration from Central Michigan University, Organizational Management from The George Washington University, Military Operational Art & Science from the Air Force’s Air Command & Staff College and National Resource Strategy from The Eisenhower School of National Security and Resources Strategy.
Brent and his wife Kimberly have lived in Gilbert, AZ since 2014 and have six children and three grandchildren. In his spare time, he loves to read and play golf.
Johnathan Crow, AP Testing
We are so proud of Jonathan Crow for passing all five of his AP Tests this past May, with a score of 4 or 5 on each test! Read on...
Jack Ricedorff, Athletics
Congratulations to Jack Ricedorff on being named the AIA, Division IIIA-Metro East, Offensive Player of the Year and making First Team All State in Football! Read on...
Rylee Rigby, Student Government
Congratulations to Rylee Rigby on becoming our STUGO President for the 2019-2020 school year! Read on...
American Leadership Academy, Gilbert North 7-12, is dedicated to building leaders through our R.A.I.S.E values and immersive school environment. Learn more about our R.A.I.S.E values through our leadership page. Want to get involved? Connect with our school advisors.