CLEAR Leadership Academy combines the most innovative school design elements that supports individualized learning and growth. The Academy's personalized model, ‘Fostering Communities of Learners’ (FCL), is a constructivist model of teaching and learning which “embodies many traditions of democratic, student-centered, and inquiry-based instruction” (Mintrop, 2004). Our teachers and students work collaboratively in a community environment that supports individualized goals, self-reflective learning, deep understanding of content, and leadership development all while learning through a shared and collective environment. Leadership opportunities are fostered in a way that brings out the best in each individual. Every student has a gift, talent, or passion that can be ignited and shared among the community. These opportunities instill confidence and a belief that they can achieve anything. Through a whole-school transformation model, our learners continually strive to not only foster their own leadership abilities but to share those successes with the community. CLEAR Leadership Academy envisions the creation of a leadership community from the inside out that empowers all students to offer input on all aspects of school decision making.
How we will accomplish this:
• Recognize gifts and talents of each individual and use those to foster leadership opportunities
• Students take ownership of school decision making
• Whole-school transformation model: ‘Fostering Communities of Learners’
• Leadership connections implanted throughout the curriculum