Leadership Prep School eNewsletter

Issue Date December 1, 2022

District News


  • Leadership Prep Students Win Mayor's Award for their Neverland Float!
  • LPS was invited back to perform at the Frisco Arts 5K Run on October 1st

Parent Resources

Student Resources

  • College Preparedness Resources for Students With & Without Disabilities

MAP Test or Measure of Academic Progress - What is it and how can it help your child?

STAAR Redesign - Changes on state-mandated testing. See what's coming.

PTO Meeting - First one of the year! Come see what your PTO is planning and needs help with!

2022-2023 School Board Meeting Schedule - See the schedule for upcoming meetings


Leadership Prep Students Win Mayor's Award for their Neverland Float!

Congratulations to our hardworking students for winning the "Mayor's Award" with their "Neverland" float at the 2022 Frisco Community Parade on November 12th! Less than ten percent of parade entries received an award. This was no simple "participation award"!

LPS was invited back to perform at the Frisco Arts 5K Run on October 1st

Our students did such a wonderful job last year, LPS was invited back to perform at the Frisco Arts 5K Run on October 1st. Our cheerleaders encouraged the runners at the start/finish line. Band played live music on one corner, while LPS Art Students created a large canvas masterpiece further down the race route. Our Aladdin theater cast wowed the crowd with a sneak peek of their upcoming performance. Fun was had by all!

Parent Resources

Your Child's Lexile & Quartile Scores

Several of the resources that we use to assess students at LPS give us things like Lexile and Quantile scores to help us find appropriate resources to help your child learn. The Lexile level is on your student's score report for both the MAP and STAAR tests. See below for online tools to help you find things for your child at home.

Lexile - Find a Book

Quantile - Math@Home Resources

College Preparedness for Students with Disabilities

Make sure you and your child are prepared for after-high school plans.

Did you know ...

  • Special education services are not available, including personal care
  • Section 504 and ADA provide reasonable accommodations and aids
  • Students are responsible for disclosing proof of a disability for each accommodation
  • Accommodations are not made without proof
  • Students are responsible for changes.
  • Accommodation availability is limited and changes each semester

Click the parent and student links or scan the QR codes below to find out more.

Parent Resources

Helping your child through the process of choosing a college, applying and then getting ready to go can seem like a daunting task. Like everything, it’s easier if you break it down. Here’s information to help you get your freshman-to-be all set for his or her four-year adventure.

Student Resources

This handbook is designed as a guide to help students take another step in preparing for “life after high school.”

MAP Test or Measure of Academic Progress - What is it and how can I help my child with the information I receive?

What is MAP? - Children learn better—and faster—when teachers have a clear picture of what students know and how they are growing academically. That’s why a group of educators and researchers founded NWEA®, a not-for-profit organization that has created some of the most trusted and reliable assessment solutions available. More than 13 million students in the US and in 140 countries worldwide use MAP® Growth™. Leadership Prep School uses this tool at the beginning, middle, and end of the year to measure growth and make sure students are progressing appropriately.

How it works - MAP Growth is a computer-adaptive test. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier. This type of assessment challenges top performers without overwhelming students whose skills are below grade level.

What it measures - MAP Growth uses a RIT scale to accurately measure what students know, regardless of their grade level. It also measures growth over time, allowing you to track your child’s progress throughout the school year and across multiple years. Once your child completes a MAP Growth test, they receive a RIT score.

Your child’s RIT score - RIT scores have the same meaning across grade levels. If a fourth-grade student and an eighth-grade student have the same RIT score in reading, then they are testing at the same level in that subject. This stable scale allows teachers to accurately measure each student’s academic growth throughout the school year and over time. You can use your child’s RIT score to help them meet their goals. For example, students can enter their RIT scores into our college explorer tool to see which colleges and universities they’re on track to enter. You can also ask your child’s school about educational resources that use MAP Growth RIT scores to provide personalized learning resources.

Click on the links below for more information.

Leadership Prep School MAP Resources Page

Family Guide to the Growth Report


How to Help Your Child Succeed on STAAR & STAAR Redesign

STAAR Redesign Trailer

PTO (Parent & Teacher Organization) Meeting & Special Programs Introduction

Tuesday, Dec. 13th, 4:30-6pm

8100 Teel Parkway

Frisco, TX

Visit with other LPS families and hear about what is going on in the schools. We will also have the special program coordinators and director out to tell you about the programs like gifted and talented, English as a Second Language, 504, and special education. They will also be around after the meeting for any questions you may have about the programs.

2022-2023 School Board Meeting Schedule

Are you interested in attending a school board meeting? All meetings are open to the public and we welcome you to partner with us as we plan for the growth of all students.

Board Meeting Schedule