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The transformative learning process at Open Arms Leadership Academy is designed to help our students grow both in and out of the classroom. Each day is filled with opportunities to experience new educational and social situations to further development. Our teachers create a safe and open setting, where they can guide students in exploring the world around them.

Academics: Academics


Our student culture plays a key role in the experience at Open Arms Leadership Academy. We have created a safe and accessible environment where students are encouraged to discuss ideas, collaborate on projects, share their work and receive feedback with pride. We give students the foundation to reach their potential and gain confidence both academically and socially.

We truly believe in our mission statement and strive to help all students achieve their highest potential.  Open Arms Leadership Academy offers real world connections​​, leadership training, and a focus on the arts.

Academics: Student Life
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We offer students the opportunity to discover who they are inside and out.  Every child has a unique set of attributes that make him or her unique.  Through the Leader in Me process, they know themselves.

​You can expect:

  1. Increased use of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People language

  2. Leadership opportunities for students and families

  3. A focus on goal setting to increase student performance



Students' contributions are valued.  We love to hear their interests and ideas about what they need to be leaders and contributors in our society.  We offer them courses in financial literacy, communications, business proposals, resume writing, and other life skills.

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It is important for students to have knowledge of African American history. At Open Arms Leadership Academy, students learn about the experiences of the African diaspora in a variety of fields in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.  Another area of importance is social justice. Students have opportunities for social engagement through community development programs.

Academics: Activities

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

Benjamin Franklin

Academics: Quote


CREATIVITY: "It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."

-Albert Einstein

CONFIDENCE: “Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.”


CHARACTER:  "The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education."

-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Academics: About
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