LANCASTER — The City of Lancaster welcomes iLEAD Lancaster Charter School, the Antelope Valley’s newest charter school, located in the Lancaster Business and Technology Center.
iLEAD, which opened Tuesday, September 4, is a tuition-free public school, with no district boundaries which will provide Valley residents with choices for their children’s education.
“Our children are our leaders of tomorrow,” said Mayor R. Rex Parris, a founding board member of iLEAD. “Through charter schools such as iLEAD, we are fulfilling our responsibility to them to by providing excellence in education while giving parents increased options as to how and where their children are instructed.”
iLEAD aims to develop leaders for the 21st century by taking a “whole child” approach to learning, while integrating projects and technology into every aspect of its curriculum. For the 2012-13 year, iLEAD will serve children entering kindergarten through fifth grade.
Cutting edge technology is incorporated into the classroom in a way that mirrors today’s business environment. In addition, three foreign languages, Spanish, Chinese and Korean, will be taught at iLEAD.
Like all public schools, iLEAD’s classrooms are led by fully credentialed teachers who follow California state standards. iLEAD was granted its charter by the Lancaster School District; founding board members include Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris, Amber Raskin, Dawn Evenson and Benson Sainsbury.
There are currently openings in most grades – kindergarten through fifth grade.
Visit www.iLEADCharterSchool.org to learn more, complete an “intent to enroll” form, or join their mailing list for email updates. For further questions about iLEAD, call 661-722-4287 or email information@iLEADCharterSchool.org.
(Information via press release from the City of Lancaster.)