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Learn. Lead. Change the World!

American Leadership Academy Johnston is a K-12 tuition-free public charter school (with an annual expansion plan starting with K-10 the first year, adding on grades 11-12 the following years) coming to North Carolina in Fall 2022! This location will be in excellent position for surrounding neighborhoods within Johnston County near the border of Clayton and Smithfield, NC.  ALA combines academic excellence and character development to create an exceptional educational experience for its students where they can thrive as leaders in the classroom and in their community. 

New Charter School Coming to Johnston County, NC

We have heard your requests for more choice in education. ALA is ready to serve the families of Johnston County by providing the best educational experience to as many students as possible in a moral and wholesome environment. At American Leadership Academy, you are not just a number, you are a member of our family! In its first year, ALA Johnston will serve grades K-10. Each year, new grades will be added so that by the fall of 2024, grades 11 and 12 will also be available.

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Time-Proven Academics & Curriculum

We take our responsibility to educate your child seriously. ALA’s highly qualified teachers and staff work hard to engage our students through Core Knowledge (not Common Core) curriculum for comprehensive, in-depth learning.

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

To us, education is more than a textbook and reading lesson. Education is an experience that nurtures our students' natural talents and helps them become a well-rounded individual and active member of their community. Through our R.A.I.S.E. (respect, accountability, integrity, service, and excellence) values, we're able to help reinforce the values you teach at home in our classrooms.

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We Are Opening in 2022

On March 9, 2022, we held an information session at the Smithfield Town Hall to discuss our upcoming school, ALA Johnston, opening in the fall of 2022.

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Meeting the Needs of Johnston County, NC Students

Choosing your child’s school is one of the most important decisions you will make during their lifetime. At ALA, we are happy to be a partner in your child’s educational journey. Our staff is dedicated to providing the best learning environment to the families in or around the Johnston County, NC area. ALA Johnston will be located at 3770 US-70 Bus Clayton, NC 27520, north of Swift Creek Road, just past Cloverdale on the east side. So what can your family expect when they attend ALA?

  • An environment where students respect themselves, others and their country
  • A program of rigorous academics with a values-based curriculum
  • A supportive school family where students are encouraged to be themselves and express their talents
  • A well-rounded educational experience where students can thrive in the classroom and on the field through sports, specials and other extracurricular activities 

Why Choose ALA Johnston?

North Carolina charter schools are coming to life with numerous options such as Bonnie Cone Classical Academy, Wake Preparatory Academy and more. American Leadership Academy is where families have come to recognize our school as a leader in education. ALA’s “A”  Rated schools provide students with a well-rounded educational experience through elementary-high school sports, award-winning fine arts programs, and innovative classes and programs such as financial literacy and entrepreneurship for high school students. 

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