LEAP Academy’s Intermediate School works directly with students in grades 7 and 8 as they prepare to transition into High School. Emphasis is on developing the necessary habits of mind to begin to engage in independent learning and prepare for advanced level high school courses. Attention is also given to the area of career awareness, as students begin to define their academic and career interests. The school’s curriculum focuses on high level skill development in Mathematics and English/Language Arts.
Working with its teachers and support staff, the LEAP Intermediate School offers a personalized academic program for all of its students. Teachers engage with students as facilitators of knowledge and coaches of learning as they guide students to take charge of their own learning, invent their own solutions, and develop self-management techniques. A Fabrication Lab on-site provides teachers and students with access to the school’s own Makers Space and a Lecture Hall provides opportunities for large group presentations. These two elements simulate a college experience as students are exposed to experiences that prepare them for a future college career.