Meet the Teacher: ALA teacher Amy Stickel finds passion in education

Name: Amy Stickel School: American Leadership Academy – Signal Butte Campus Why you chose to work in the district: American Leadership Academy (ALA) and I share the same philosophy of education, which is to educate kids in the most positive, and wholesome environment. ALA places emphasis not only on education, but also on the entire […]

ALA students in Queen Creek, Gilbert collect 4,200 cans of food for House of Refuge

  While the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl, it was local nonprofit the House of Refuge who came away a SOUPer winner. American Leadership Academy Queen Creek High School Patriots and Gilbert North High School Eagles together collected more than 4,200 cans of food for House of Refuge. The Mesa-based nonprofit provides transitional housing […]

ALA Queen Creek teachers receive $5,000 Fiesta Bowl grant

Two teachers from American Leadership Academy’s Queen Creek campus were selected to each receive a $5,000 grant from Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers program. The teachers were notified by e-mail on Monday, Nov. 27. More than 4,200 teachers from nearly 120 cities across the state of Arizona applied, and two of ALA’s teachers’ wishes […]

ALA junior McBratney being recruited by top colleges for swimming prowess

September and October have been a couple of busy months for American Leadership Academy junior Katie McBratney. Due to National Collegiate Athletic Association rules, starting Sept. 1, colleges can start reaching out to athletes they want to recruit. “So a lot of colleges are sending stuff to me,” she said. “It’s not for academics quite […]

Queen Creek chamber honors businesses, volunteers, educators at annual banquet

The Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce recognized local businesses, volunteers and educators at its eighth annual business awards dinner, held Sept. 21 at Encanterra County Club (photos below). The chamber solicited nominations from the public, then selected the top three nominees from the submissions. The winners were: Volunteer of the Year, Peter Entlinger, Queen Creek […]

Tickets on sale for ‘Kiss Me Kate’ at ALA in Queen Creek

The theater department at American Leadership Academy Queen Creek 7-12 will perform the Cole Porter musical “Kiss Me Kate” at 7 p.m. Sept. 6-9 in the school’s Covey Auditorium. The musical tells the story of two divorced — and flamboyantly egocentric — performers who find themselves starring opposite each other in a musical version of […]

Queen Creek schools preparing for 2017-18 year

Summer break is just about over for students living in the town of Queen Creek. Schools serving the community are preparing to open their doors for the upcoming year. Here is what students attending some of them can expect for 2017-18: Queen Creek Unified School District The first day of school for students in Queen […]

ALA-Queen Creek junior high baseball team wins state championship

  The boys junior high baseball team at American Leadership Academy — Queen Creek 7-12, 23908 S. Hawes Road, capped off an undefeated season by winning the Canyon Athletic Association state championship May 6. The tournament took place at Maryvale Ballpark in Phoenix. “Our boys won an exciting and well-played baseball game 2-1 over Paradise […]

Tonight’s dance showcase to feature ballroom, dance company at ALA

American Leadership Academy is presenting the Escape the Ordinary dance showcase this weekend in the Covey Center auditorium of its Queen Creek campus, 23908 S. Hawes Road. Shows are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. tonight, Friday, May 12, and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 13. They will feature students in the school’s ballroom and backup […]

American Leadership Academy to break ground April 13 on new Queen Creek campus

Government, business and community leaders will join American Leadership Academy to celebrate the groundbreaking of its newest K-6 campus on Signal Butte Road south of Ocotillo Road in Queen Creek. The event will take place at 3 p.m. April 13. McGrath Construction is the general contractor. The ALA-Signal Butte campus will be home to 700 students […]