Accent on Achievement

West Leadership Academy is designed to promote academic excellence leading directly to college and career readiness. The school draws on a highly trained cadre of teachers and staff and the curriculum, guidance, and assessment resources of the Denver Public School District and the College Board. Employing a powerful combination of dedicated, high-caliber leadership, a rigorous, accelerated college-prep curriculum, an emphasis on positive youth development, and a personalized education program, College Board Schools foster the high achievement and healthy growth and development of every student.

West Leadership Academy features:

  • Small, personalized environments
  • Extensive training and ongoing professional learning for teachers and other school professionals
  • No screening of applicants
  • An extended school day
  • Advisory programs to support students’ academic, social, and emotional development
  • Instructional, collaborative leadership
  • Bilingual support
  • The use of College Board programs and services to drive academic rigor
  • Fully integrated, cutting-edge technology

The culture of a College Board School:

  • Fosters an environment of academic rigor with high expectations for all
  • Encourages an all-encompassing commitment to learning
  • Provides meaningful relationships
  • Ensures challenging and engaging teaching and learning
  • Reflects knowledgeable and caring relationships with students

Teachers and staff participate in extensive on-going professional learning that includes instruction in College Board programs, the implementation of an advisory program, all-school retreats, coaching sessions, and regular site-based visits from College Board staff.