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ALA HS Update: June 4, 2021

Our ALA High School educator team creates an equitable learning environment where all students feel accepted, motivated, and challenged. We facilitate quality instruction with engaging, meaningful, and responsive learning experiences while providing social and emotional support to empower our students to achieve college, career, and life readiness.

"Summertime is always the best of what might be." —Charles Bowden

June Greetings, ALA HS Families!

We hope you are well and gearing up for a joyful summer break! As we wind down, here are a few quick reminders for you and your favorite Aviator scholar -

* ALA HS educators are still working on final grades, so you may expect report cards to be emailed in mid-June. Thanks for your patience!

*Summer School for English and Math will take place July 12-29, 2021. Sessions will run Mondays through Thursdays from 9-1PM. Letters have been sent out to students in need of summer school remediation. If you have received a letter, please indicate your response as soon as possible for our planning purposes. Thank you!

* ALA will return to session official on Monday, August 23. Orientation and back-to-school activities will take place during the week of August 16. We will send out updates for you to plan no later than the week of August 9.

* Our teachers will break for the summer beginning next Friday, June 11. The best way to reach your ALA team from that point forward will be via email. Our administrative team will do our best to respond to you within 48 hours, weekends and holidays notwithstanding.


Best wishes to each of you for a safe, joyful summer abundant in blessings and adventure! We look forward to welcoming you back in August!!


Janice Jett, PhD

ALA HS Principal

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Ms. Grimm's MUSICAL THEATRE students recorded scenes from their spring production for you to enjoy. Check it out!

Thanks to our generous and devoted Aviator parents who help our young people SOAR!

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Looking for a CHEERFUL summer activity? The deadline to register is Fri. June 11!

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Aviator Moments

Aviator Athletics Celebration - Fri. May 14, 2021

Opportunity Calling for Future Healthcare Aviators...

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Interested in a DRIVER'S EDUCATION OPTION at ALA? Coming in Fall 2021...

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Math & Science News

ALA's Mathematics Department Mission Statement:
The mission of the Mathematics Department at ALA is to deliver rigorous and engaging instruction that will promote student self-advocacy, risk-taking, and strong teacher-student relationships. By providing quality instruction, we will produce competent students that are equipped with problem solving and critical thinking skills to succeed in a changing world.

ALA's Science Department Mission Statement:

The goal of science education is to prepare students to be responsible citizens in an increasingly complex and dynamic world. At ALA, we will provide students with the foundation to achieve, collaborate, and participate in engaging learning experiences. Our science curriculum will accomplish these goals through NC state science standards, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and Project Based Learning.

Click here for Ms. Lewis's Curriculum Night program:

Click here for Mr. Perez's Curriculum Night program:

Click below for the latest updates from Mr. Blanks, Ms. Lewis, Ms. Martin & Mr. Perez:

Humanities Update

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ALA's Humanities Department Mission Statement:

Humanities and Social Sciences challenges students to understand their responsibilities in a globally changing world and provides opportunities for developing socially responsible future citizens that encompass our core values of respect, accountability, integrity, service, and excellence in order to work collaboratively to make the world a better place. As the academy leader in offering high-quality, innovative education, the department prepares students for a successful life in a democratic society through preparing them for future careers of choice.

-Ascend Leadership Academy Humanities Department Mission Statement, 2020

Click below for the latest from Ms. Ladner, Ms. Lee & Mr. Wedlock:

Click here for MS. LEE'S CURRICULUM NIGHT presentation:

Update from Mr. Wedlock

Curriculum Night Info for 9th Grade WORLD HISTORY:

Curriculum Night Info for 10th Grade CIVICS:

Hey there! Are you interested in podcasts, radio hosting, or editing audio? Do you have a passion for community outreach? Do you want to stay up to date with all things ALA? If the answer is yes, then ALA has the place for you! Ms. Pyrtle and Mr. Wedlock are looking for interested students who would like to create and produce a weekly podcast that focuses on ALA news and community projects. Please complete the ALA Podcast Interest Form and let's get this ball rolling!

Digital Media News

The mission of the Digital Media department at ALA is to encourage creativity, innovation and collaboration to enable students to produce entertaining content that contributes to society in a way our students can take pride in.

Click here to view our Digital Media Curriculum Night program:

Electives Corner

ALA Electives Team Mission Statement:

As an elective team, we promise to equip you with the life skills needed to succeed both in and out of schools. We promise to create a safe, non-judgemental space that is culturally inclusive where every child can succeed. We promise to create a place where we can praise each other in good times and counsel each other in the tough times. We promise to challenge you, both physically and artistically, every day so that you can be the best student and person you can be.

Check out Art Teacher Ms. Louis Jean's CURRICULUM NIGHT slide show. She wins for BEST DESIGN featuring the students' GORGEOUS artwork -


ALA High School Open House Video

ALA High School Open House Video

Ascend Leadership Academy High School

ALA High School is part of a grades 6-10 public charter school community with plans to graduate its first class in 2023. We offer a project-based learning environment with an emphasis on service and leadership development. Our small community of educators strives to build meaningful relationships with students and their families while exceeding their expectations for a quality educational experience.