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Who We Are

Summit Leadership Academy (SLA) is a tuition free public charter school where students excel under the mentorship and care of teachers and staff members. Our team of educators encourage and challenge students to grow as scholars and leaders as they prepare for their next steps after graduation. We love serving the families of the High Desert community and are proud to be your partner in your student’s education journey.


SLA provides students in grades 7-12 a traditional educational experience with a focus on public service to prepare students to be leaders in the community. As a small school, we support to all students in a safe and welcoming learning environment. Students and staff work together to make sure all students have access to the programs and opportunities they need to reach their goals. 


Mission Statement
Summit Leadership Academy - High Desert (SLAHD) provides rigorous academics and public service education which develop students into future leaders.
Vision Statement
Summit Leadership Academy – High Desert strives to develop self-motivated lifelong learners who have mastered the skills, knowledge, and expertise necessary to succeed not only in an academic environment but to transition and become a successful, globally aware, citizen able to compete and thrive in an ever-changing world.
Schoolwide Learner Outcomes
Accountability: Students develop self-respect through motivation and SMART goal setting, leading to self-discipline in a positive learning environment.
College and Career Readiness: Students will be prepared for future educational and career success through collaboration in team settings, thinking critically to solve real-world problems, and building a growth mindset.
Effective Communicators: Students will be able to convey ideas coherently by use of academic language supporting the development of self-confidence and personal strengths and by completing focused student work in a leadership setting.



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