Our iLEAD Community
At iLEAD, we are excited about the many rigorous and engaging opportunities our learners and families have at their fingertips. Our numerous school options provide a variety of innovative programs that seek to foster the passions and unique giftedness of each child. Success is demonstrated through humble leadership, self-direction, problem-solving skills, creativity, collaboration, innovation and service. We embrace stepping out of our comfort zone and value the joy and fun of knowing and caring for others. We work as a team to create a culture that shifts from a top-down model to a multi-point model, where leaders emerge throughout the class, school and environment. We guide learners to master content, rather than specific skills, through dynamic projects and engaging courses.
iLEAD Schools are public, tuition-free TK-12 charter schools which focus on the social, emotional, and cognitive development of the whole child, with a special focus on project-based learning, or PBL. Our vision is to use project-based and social-emotional learning concepts to inspire and motivate lifelong learners with the skills they need to lead in the 21st century. Our site-based schools incorporate technology into every component of the curriculum, and we value and encourage development of leadership skills by inspiring confidence and character in each of our unique learners.
iLEAD Lancaster (grades TK-8)
The mission of iLEAD Lancaster is to empower learners to become conscientious, compassionate, and responsible citizens. At iLEAD Lancaster, children attend school each day where they experience open and engaging learning environments that promote a deeper understanding and celebrate critical thinking, cooperation and the development of critical 21st century skills. Learners also have the opportunity to spend time in our makery, a place of discovery where the building of innovative designs and projects greatly enhances learning.
iLEAD Santa Clarita (grades TK-12)
iLEAD Santa Clarita’s revolutionary model embeds social-emotional learning (SEL) concepts into everything that is taught, helping our learners embrace the valuable collaboration, teamwork, and problem solving skills that our global economy will demand from them. Our PBL and SEL approach is widely recognized for cultivating confidence, leadership, and self-reflection in our learners. We are proud of the rigorous, challenging, and authentic educational programs offered at our school. Walking through the classrooms, you will see open spaces, unconventional seating and lots of color. More importantly, you will find our learners actively engaged and freely moving about in an environment brimming with creative expression.
iLEAD Spring Meadows (grades K-8 in Ohio)
iLEAD Spring Meadows is a K-8 project based learning public charter school that focuses on the whole child, valuing not just academic success, but also social and emotional growth. We are also committed to incorporating technology and field trips that bring classroom learning to life.
iLEAD Flex Options
iLEAD values flexibility and choices in learning. iLEAD aims to provide innovative and cutting edge programs to service the vast needs of all learners.
iLEAD Antelope Valley (grades TK-6)
iLEAD Antelope Valley’s TK-6 in-studio independent study program operates from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm Monday through Thursday and 9:00 am – 12:30 pm on Fridays. Families are offered flexible attendance, schedules, and unique learning opportunities. This program also offers morning extended care beginning at 6:30 am and afternoon care until 5:30 pm.
iLEAD Encino (grades TK-9)
iLEAD Encino’s TK-9 program is designed to meet the needs of families who choose an independent learning model for their children but also value free and open, ongoing access to highly qualified credentialed facilitators and an educational support system that believes in building innovative programs, developing 21st century skills that engage families and community.
iLEAD Innovation Studios (grades 6-12 located in Santa Clarita, Lancaster, Pacoima and Encino)
iLEAD Innovation Studios is a unique educational opportunity for middle and high school learners. This unique, learner-led program incorporates hands-on, cross-curricular learning experiences that allows learners to draw meaningful connections between fields of study and real-world applications. Learners meet weekly with their guide to help facilitate meaningful learning.
iLEAD North Hollywood (NoHo) (grades 9-12)
iLEAD North Hollywood’s program offers the best start for your learner on their path to the “right college fit”. iLEAD North Hollywood is a rigorous and progressive college-prep program that values all aspects of a learner’s academic and social-emotional growth and its 2017 graduating class was accepted to a wide variety of 137 public and private colleges/universities in 30 states.
iLEAD Pacoima (grades TK-8)
iLEAD Pacoima is a positive, vibrant and fun place to learn. Our learning studio is located on the campus of The Boys and Girls Club of San Fernando Valley. iLEAD Pacoima learners are encouraged to join the Boys and Girls Club and thus take advantage of the various resources and facilities the building offers. Learners have access to a full regulation size basketball gym, a game room, a beautiful playground and many other learning spaces. Learners also have access to facilitators, technology, breakfast and lunch through the national school lunch program, arts and physical education. During weekly studio hours, access to the studio and its resources are exclusive to learners enrolled in the iLEAD Pacoima independent study program. iLEAD Pacoima uses project based learning as its primary instructional model.
Empower Generations (grades 7-12 located in the Antelope Valley)
Empower Generations is a free, public charter that provides pregnant and parenting teens (male and female) a safe environment to explore and gain confidence in the unique challenge of young parenthood. With clear and personalized guidance, learners determine their course of study and method of obtaining graduation requirements, including internships, online courses, independent study, and one-on-one support.
Little iLEADers (preschool located in Santa Clarita and the Antelope Valley)
At Little iLEADers Early Childhood Learning Center, we wholeheartedly believe play is a purposeful, important and powerful form of learning for young children. We lead with intellect, perspective, and heart. This means our program provides a warm, nurturing atmosphere that is bolstered by a high quality staff and multi-sensory learning experiences that centers on play as a primary context for learning. Little iLEADers’ operating hours are from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday, all year round. Families may choose to bring their child to school for two, three or five days a week.
iLEAD Non-Studio Independent Study Programs
iLEAD Exploration (grades TK-12 located in Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Kern and Ventura counties)
iLEAD Exploration is a tuition free, WASC accredited, personalized home study program servicing TK-12 grade learners. We offer families instructional funds to customize their learner’s educational path. By utilizing iLEAD’s program offerings, staff and vendors, families are encouraged to create a learning environment by selecting classes, curriculum and materials that align with the goals of each learner. Our dedicated, caring and highly qualified educational facilitators partner with your family to provide encouragement, support and expertise by meeting with your family once every 20 days to review learning. iLEAD Exploration also values community, providing opportunities to foster friendships through a variety of field trips, service projects, park days and parent gatherings.
iLEAD Online (grades 6-12 available to all iLEAD learners)
iLEAD Online offers a comprehensive selection of courses (many of which are a-g approved) in core subject areas as well as a wide variety of electives to augment your school curriculum or fill in gaps for credit recovery. All iLEAD Online courses are created, developed and managed by our own facilitators. iLEAD Online emphasizes instructor availability, communication and access to ensure success. Our courses are flexible, project based, and customizable to best fit the passions, interests and needs of each learner. Facilitators are happy to modify projects, assignments and courses to best fit the learning plan needed to support success.