For the 2021-2022 Academy year, CLA will offer the following…

JUNIOR ACADEMY

Our Junior Academy and Preschool provides a rich environment where students are encouraged to explore and are challenged to learn. Our preschoolers will make new friends and grow in self-confidence as they develop reading and writing skills and are introduced to important literary concepts, math skills, and social skills. Within our warm and nurturing environment, children are taught from a biblical world-view by highly qualified and caring staff. Physical development and imagination are enhanced through many opportunities for creative play, hands on learning, and social development. Our preschool program is certified by the Florida League of Christian Schools.

VPK

Our 4-Year-Old/VPK Preschool provides a rich environment where students are encouraged to explore and challenged to learn. Our preschoolers will make new friends and grow in self-confidence as they develop reading and writing skills and are introduced to important literary concepts, math skills and social skills. Within our warm and nurturing environment, children are taught from a biblical world-view by highly qualified and caring staff. Physical development and imagination are enhanced through many opportunities for creative play, hands-on learning and social development. Our preschool program is certified by the Florida League of Christian Schools.

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LOWER SCHOOL

Our Lower School combines the best of private school and home learning in a unique community school experience. Students are provided with a rigorous curriculum in a warm and spiritually uplifting environment. Certified teachers partner together with parents to provide quality instruction that teaches to the heart of the child. Academic excellence, spiritual and moral development, and leadership skills are the focus of our program.

Lower school students are provided many enrichment experiences through classes in music, Art, and physical education. It is the community of families at CLA which really sets us apart. We hope you will visit and come be a part of this unique and exciting program.

There is a three day and five day option for Lower School students.

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FULL WEEK PROGRAM

Our full week program allows students (K4-7th) to accomplish their Thursday and Friday lessons under the direction and instruction of our certified teachers. Working in small groups allows students the opportunity for extra practice or additional challenges as needed, making this a rich learning experience. Special area classes will be offered daily. Students enjoy more individualized attention from teachers as they work in small groups on these days. Art classes, music classes, science experiments and critical thinking math games are some of the activities that make learning on these days so rich and enjoyable.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL

Our Middle School is designed to provide a college preparatory curriculum to its students and meet their changing physical, social, and academic needs. In middle school, students are making the transition from child to young adult. They must embrace life and its questions from a new perspective and must grow in their maturity, independence, and responsibility. Our program is designed to give students the skills necessary for higher learning, to help them grow in their ability to organize knowledge, cooperate in groups, and gain independence. Our teachers are aware of and address the unique spiritual needs of this age as well. Inductive Bible studies help our middle school students grow in their faith and knowledge of the truth. Throughout the middle school years students will be exposed to enrichment opportunities, will start to earn high school credits, and will begin to explore together with their parents pathways for their future learning and success.

In sixth and seventh grades, students attend classes on site Monday through Thursday and have an option to complete lesson plans for Friday at home or at school under the direction of a certified teacher.  Eighth grade students attend classes on site Monday through Friday in order to accommodate a rigorous schedule of advanced coursework and in preparation for the transition to high school.

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HIGH SCHOOL

Community Leadership Academy’s high school program is designed to provide an advanced college preparatory curriculum to fully prepare our students to excel in the halls of higher learning. Students will be provided a range of challenging academic classes including honors, Advanced Placement, and onsite dual enrollment classes. Additionally, an innovative internship component will connect students with real world volunteer and career experiences to enrich and deepen their learning. Our academic program is bolstered by a biblical program of instruction which teaches students to think deeply, explore and understand the scriptures, and helps students develop a solid biblical worldview. Students will graduate from CLA with a fully accredited transcript detailing a challenging schedule of courses and with a resume demonstrating leadership and life experiences they have gained over the course of their four years of high school.

MIDDLE SCHOOL CLUBS

STUDENT COUNCIL

CLA’s Student Council exists to build relationships and leadership among our middle school students while giving back to our community. Within Student Council, students are elected to hold leadership positions in the club and learn the basics of community involvement from planning to implementing both in-house and local service projects. Student Council meets biweekly.

JUNIOR NATIONAL BETA CLUB

The Junior National Beta Club at CLA focuses on four areas: achievement, character, leadership, and service. The Beta Club is GPA based and by invitation only to promote student growth in these four areas. CLA’s Beta Club meets biweekly.

Robotics Club

The robotics club (Lionbots) are a team of students who are interested in learning about and working with robots. We are a part of the First Lego League where students apply STEM skills acquired during the building and coding of their robots to compete in the Challenge put on by the First Lego League. Students learn teambuilding, STEM skills, and critical thinking skills that are needed to complete in an exciting, mission-based robot game.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

FCA seeks to encourage every student to enter into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His church through discipleship. Students who participate in FCA gather monthly to fellowship and hear from speakers who can motivate them in their walk with God. Students do not have to be athletes to join.

Other Clubs

Students are encouraged to start their own club if they do not find one that matches their interests. Some examples of clubs that have existed in previous years include Drama Club, Writing Club, Film Club, Book Club, Make a Difference Club, Sewing Club, and more.

HIGH SCHOOL CLUBS

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

FCA seeks to encourage every student to enter into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His church through discipleship. Students who participate in FCA gather monthly to fellowship and hear from speakers who can motivate them in their walk with God. Students do not have to be athletes to join.

Other Clubs

Students are encouraged to start their own club if they do not find one that matches their interests. Some examples of clubs that have existed in previous years include Drama Club, Writing Club, Film Club, Book Club, Make a Difference Club, Sewing Club, and more.