Per the latest Executive Order by Governor Doug Ducey, we are excited to announce that we will be returning to school on August 17, 2020.
School choice has been the cornerstone of Arizona education for over two decades and during that time parents have had the opportunity to choose the academic program that they believe is best suited to meet the needs of their student and family. We believe that providing school choice to parents and families is critical during these unprecedented times and that parents are in the best position to determine what is best and safest for their family.
The school year will begin on Monday, August 17, 2020 for all Leading Edge Academy schools. Following Governor Ducey’s Executive Order on Thursday, July 23rd, we are happy to announce that Leading Edge Academy is making preparations to offer both an in-person and a distance learning (online) option to begin the new school year. Additional guidelines are expected from the state of Arizona on or around August 7, 2020 that will provide guidance for an in-person opening. These guidelines will provide flexibility for our school leaders, with public health data and guidance, to be able to safely prepare for an in-person return. Once these guidelines are released, Leading Edge Academy will analyze them, along with the needs of our school community, and revisit and possibly revise our plan for a successful reopening of our schools. At this time, Leading Edge Academy will continue with current planning for an August 17th start for both in-person and distance learning options.
With that in mind, we strive to provide all of you with the information you need to make the choice best for your student and family. Below are the current highlights of each option (in-person and distance learning) as well as a link to our COVID-19 webpage where detailed documents and policies can be found. The COVID-19 webpage is updated regularly so please refer to it often for the latest information.
Please review this information, discuss with your family, and determine which option (in-person or distance learning) is best for you. In the coming days, you will be contacted by email and asked to provide your choice for the start of the 2020-21 school year. If you have not previously responded with your selection between in-person and distance learning or, if your choice has changed, please respond to this latest email with your choice no later than Friday, August 7, 2020.
Thank you again for your support of Leading Edge Academy and we are looking forward to a fantastic school year.
In-Person School Option
Distance Learning Option
Thank you for your continued support of Leading Edge Academy.
– Lori Anderson
Last Updated 07/27/20
Dear Parents and Students,
We are aware that you may have many questions and concerns about COVID-19 and our updated education, cleaning and health policies. This is designed to be a “one stop” area for you to find direction and answers to your questions. We will update these items for you as much as deemed necessary. As always, if you need more information please do not hesitate to contact your school office.
Here are links to important documents for your review:
We are looking forward to returning to school on Monday, August 17th. While we know many families are ready to return to their brick and mortar school, we recognize that there are families still facing challenges during this unprecedented time.
As a Network of schools, we will be offering a comprehensive distance learning platform to all students K-12, while retaining their “seat” at their brick and mortar school. Families with students enrolled at any Leading Edge Academy school are able to opt in to distance learning where students learn at home, while being provided with rigorous and consistent instruction.
Student courses and learning will be managed by Leading Edge Academy Online, our Fully Accredited online school and their rigorous learning platform. When you are ready for your student to return to their home campus, their seat will be waiting for them.
Families who choose this option will need to commit to the following:
Leading Edge Academy is committed to student achievement and success and remains your partner in education.
No, your homeroom “seat” remains at your home campus. As long as you are enrolled at any Leading Edge Academy school, you may choose the online option for the 20-21 school year.
They will be assigned to a teacher at their home school but their online curriculum may be facilitated by a teacher from LEAO or the home school, depending on student load per grade level.
The curriculum is through the publisher, Lincoln Learning and the online platform is called SchoolsPLP (Schools Personalized Learning Platform). Your student(s) will get all of the information for logging in, etc by August 14th and school will start on August 17th just like their peers.
We are asking families to commit to a quarter of online instruction at a time. The online option will be offered for the entire 20-21 school year.
You will need to make sure they have a quiet place to work, that they login daily and complete their assignments and help them communicate with their online teacher if needed. All of the work will be done at home. The requirement for full time attendance is that students work a minumum of 4 hours a day on their school work Monday through Friday.
Yes, daily attendance will be checked and each subject area will be graded.