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Online Academy
Grades K-12

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Leading Edge Academy Online is part of a network of college-prep Charter Schools that have a history of academic excellence.

Our Online Academy features award-winning curriculum and tuition-free enrollment for grades K-12, with drop-in resource centers located around the valley.  Our partnership with Grand Canyon University allows us offer dual enrollment opportunities to earn college credits.


We are proud to be fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

ACS WASC Fully Accredited

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How Are We Different?

LEAO is an online distance learning program for Elementary through High School.  Work can be completed any time during the day or week.  However, to help students stay on pace, Resource Centers are provided in various locations to support student learning.


At each Resource Center, students are under the supervision of highly qualified professionals to complete core coursework.

Hybrid Instruction

Core Classes, including Electives, are completed through online classes. Resource Centers offer in-person, certified staff where students can meet with instructors and participate in collaborative learning opportunities


Each student must complete a minimum of 30 hours a week. Students are able to log in time at the Resource Center or on their own time via the Internet.

Earn College Credit in High School

We offer multiple pathways for our students, including partnership with Grand Canyon University and Central Arizona College (Maricopa) to offer dual enrollment opportunities for students in Grades 10-12.

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Mission & History


Leading Edge Academy will develop lifelong learners who lead with character and achieve academic excellence by educating the whole child and fostering community and parental partnerships.


Founded in 2002 by Delmer Geesey, a pastor with the vision of starting a top-notch traditional education program, Leading Edge Academy schools began with 17 students. Through word of mouth by satisfied parents, the school began to grow each year. In 2007 The Leading Edge Charter Network took this successful format and expanded to East Mesa. The Leading Edge Charter Network continues to expand and currently has school sites in East Mesa, Queen Creek, Gilbert and Maricopa.

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