A Focus on Educational Excellence...

  • PLA STEM student smiling in front of engineering board

     The PLA educational model utilizes best practices in data-driven instruction and differentiated learning to deliver instruction in core subjects, creating a uniquely rigorous and personalized learning experience for every child. Children who are behind academically receive the daily, personalized attention that they need to accelerate their progress towards proficiency. This data-driven model, utilizing rigorous curricula and small-group and one-to-one intervention, has been the core engine for raising the academic achievement of our scholars. A wide range of learning opportunities help scholars explore their interests, reinforce core subject skills in hands-on projects, increase awareness of possible career paths, and see the relevance of their learning to their lives. This may include hands-on enrichment courses in the arts, STEM, culture & citizenship, and cultural history, supplemented with out-of-class opportunities that build excitement for college and careers.

    Our ultimate vision is that our scholars master key academic skills, and demonstrate strong character, as exhibited by: honesty, service to others, a superior work ethic, and a strong vision for and belief in their futures. We believe that with the right education, all children can ​fulfill their ​tremendous ​innate potential​.

Career Pathways

  • Set your scholar on the path to success! Our high school scholars have the opportunity to participate in our Career Technical Education (CTE) program. This program provides our scholars hands-on training and certifications that prepare them for careers in high-demand fields with competitive salaries immediately following graduation.

  • Regional Director at George & Veronica Phalen Leadership Academy

    Principal Nicole Fama


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