Home of the Warriors

Hello, and welcome to the American Leadership Academy, San Tan Valley K-6 campus. We are proud to offer an exceptional educational experience to students in the San Tan Valley area. 

Parents' Corner

Get a preview of upcoming events, holiday breaks, and early release days at San Tan Valley K-6 by visiting our "Calendar" tab. There's always something exciting happening at our campus. 

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School calendar

There's still time to enroll/re-enroll your students, parents! Get application information and start the enrollment and re-enrollment online. We're excited to start another school year with our San Tan Valley K-6 leaders!

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Application & re-enrollment

Searching for parent/student information? The login link for the parent portal? Uniform and handbook information? All of these documents and details can be found online on our "Parent Resources" page.

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Parent resources

Uniforms play an important role at our school, helping students stay focused and eliminating issues with the dress code. Learn more about our uniform policies and order your American leadership Academy uniforms online.

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Uniform policies & online store

Meet the Director

Melissa Cowper

Mrs. Melissa (Missy) Cowper is honored to serve as director of the San Tan Valley Elementary campus. She has been a part of the ALA family for four years, teaching 6th grade for three years and one year as Assistant Director. She earned a Master’s Degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in addition to a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She has worked the past 14 years in education with a highly diverse population, four years at ALA, five years in rural Kentucky, one year in a Phoenix area school and three years in Detroit-suburb schools servicing inner-city youth.

She was born and raised in St. Clair, Michigan where she met and married her high school sweetheart, Matt. They have two sons, Noah, a fifth grader at San Tan Valley and Isaac, who will celebrate his first birthday this August. They have lived in Arizona for four years and together enjoy camping, traveling, and spending time outdoors.

She is energized at the opportunity to serve our Warriors to “Learn. Lead. Change the World!”

Letter from the Director


Anthony Ruta, San Tan Valley K-6 Parent

All my kids went here. We absolutely love it here. The teachers, staff especially the principal and office staff are THE BEST. Very happy and friendly people. Thank you.

The ALA Life

Teaching Students, Raising Leaders

American Leadership Academy, San Tan Valley K-6 stands apart from other elementary schools because of our integrated R.A.I.S.E values and passion to help students become leaders. Learn why so many students and families love our school.