ERIC Number: ED360744
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
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Louisiana Leadership Academy: A Model School Design. Working Paper.
Caldas, Stephen J.; Franklin, Bobby J.
This paper describes a design for a public school academy, the Louisiana Leadership Academy, which provides a total immersion environment primarily for youth from disadvantaged backgrounds. Success is contingent upon choice and community support. Objectives are to: (1) build self-discipline and self-respect; (2) raise up leaders who will transform their communities; (3) produce high school graduates who exceed world-class academic standards and are prepared for lifetime learning; (4) prepare students for gainful employment and active citizenship; and (5) provide a safe, structured environment. Targeting the urban innercity where conventional school designs have failed, the academy model seeks to remove the student from a destructive environment and to provide community services. Information is provided on the following features of the school: grade levels; governance; building facilities; classroom arrangement; schedules; student-selection procedures; the health clinic; curriculum; school maintenance; cohort competition field days; disciplinary policy; uniforms; teacher-selection process; counseling; awards; substance abuse regulations; and budgeting. (Contains 19 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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