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Our mission at LEAD Public Schools is to support, educate, and train the next generation of responsible citizens. With this mission in mind, students and families are challenged to augment their educational experience with activities and extracurricular involvement to not only be civically active, but to also be active and committed community servants. Monthly we will honor members of our community that exhibit our ethos in his/her daily living. Our LEAD Ethos are listed below. 

  • LEAD because I am Disciplined
  • LEAD because I am Self-Reliant
  • LEAD because I am Courageous
  • LEAD because I am Committed
  • LEAD because I Serve Others

 

The LEAD Culture

LEAD Public Schools Culture

LEAD is committed to being part of the solution in Nashville and has made a commitment to double the number of college-ready graduates in Nashville by 2020. LEAD Public Schools, the first Charter Management Organization in Nashville, was founded on the belief that any student can achieve at high levels if given the opportunity.The achievement gap gets the most press, but we believe the real issue is the opportunity gap – the opportunity for each child to attend a high quality school. Faculty and staff are committed to this claim, and are committed to seeing students excel.

The Opportunity Gap

The achievement gap gets the most press, but we believe the real issue is the opportunity gap – the opportunity for each child to attend a high quality school. LEAD is committed to being part of the solution in Nashville and has made a commitment to double the number of college-ready graduates in Nashville by 2020. LEAD Public Schools, the first Charter Management Organization in Nashville, was founded on the belief that any student can achieve at high levels if given the opportunity. Our first school, LEAD Academy, made the bold statement that 100% of our graduates would be accepted to a 4-year college or university and this past spring and we met that audacious goal. Former President Bill Clinton celebrated with us at our Senior Signing Day event (you may view the highlights of this event at www.100percentstory.org.).

LEAD is committed to being part of the solution in Nashville and has made a commitment to double the number of under-resourced Nashvillians that graduate high school ready to succeed in college and prepare for a rewarding career. LEAD currently enrolls 1,600 students, and when existing schools reach full capacity will, enroll 3,620 students. LEAD has made the commitment to graduate 500 college ready seniors per year and will nearly double the rate of under-resourced Nashvillians who graduate college ready (an abysmal 300 per year on average for the entire city) by replicating our success with additional schools in neighborhoods that need quality schools the most.

The LEAD Difference

Crew

LEAD Public Schools' students are a crew, not passengers. In this daily advisory period, students meet with their crew leader and peers in discussing contemporary issues, on-campus activities, and ways to enhance his/her academic experience as LEADers. 

Crew is an integral part of our academic curriculum in that it provides a venue for students to be up to date on what's going on in the community, but also to learn in a non-traditional setting. 

Extracurricular Offerings

LEAD Public Schools implements a curriculum that ensures the successful development of the complete student. Consistent with our Ethos, students are provided extracurricular activities that not only complement our academic curriculum, but develops students socially and emotionally. Students exhibit their commitment to the LEAD Ethos by participating in numerous extracurricular and athletic activities; some of which are listed below. 

Clubs and Organizations

  • Student Council
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Peer-to-Peer Tutoring
  • Youth In Government/Model United Nations (In 2012, recognized for Best Community Service Project, 2 Outstanding Delegates, and Outstanding Research Team.)
  • Yearbook Club
  • Debate Team
  • Cooking Club
  • Technology Club
  • African Drum and Dance
  • Drama Club
  • After-School Studio Art

Athletics

  • Basketball (JV and Varsity)
  • Cross Country/Track
  • Cheerleading
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer