Active Leadership Academy is a revolutionary learner driven  school serving elementary ages.

A 21st century private school in Ascension Parish

We believe that each young person who enters our doors is a hero destined to change the world. 

Active Leadership Academy is part of the Acton Academy network –a network of true learner-driven micro schools started in 2009 and considered by many to be a leading model of K-12 innovation in the United States.

We believe it is the most nurturing, deep-learning, student-centered learning environment in the world, and we’re thrilled to share it with intentional families in our community of Ascension Parish.

At Active Leadership Academy, we believe that learning to do, learning to be, and learning to learn are more important than memorization alone – learning to know.

What makes Active Leadership Academy different than a traditional school?

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  • Internationally Accredited and an affiliate of Acton Academy (280+ schools worldwide)

  • A student-led environment encouraging creativity, independence and freedom

  • No Homework – more family time

  • Socratic guides – not teachers – who ask questions and do not lecture

  • Socratic discussions to strengthen critical thinking
  • Learn at your own pace – adaptive game based learning
  • Entrepreneurism- learning to solve problems, make and manage money

  • Work collaboratively like at Google or Facebook

  • Hands on real world projects – learn by doing
  • No grades – earn badges, portfolios, and public exhibitions to prove skill mastery

  • Bully free zone with “Parent Approved” friends

  • Physical Exercise – Martial Arts, Outdoor sports, Yoga/mindfulness, and more

  • Music, Art, Cooking, Gardening – outdoor green space!
  • Family travel and vacations are encouraged

  • Field Trips and guest presenters extending learning beyond the classroom

We believe clear thinking leads to good decisions, Good decisions lead to the right habits, The right habits lead to character, and Character becomes destiny.

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Non-Discrimination Policy

Active Leadership Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school administered programs.