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Dear Parents and Students,

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce to Southwest Leadership Academy. We are a diversified staff that works to put students first and help them excel at levels they have never experienced. With rigorous curriculum, Edgenuity and other programs at Southwest Leadership Academy, we have seen numerous students move on to college through academic and athletic scholarships. Our sports programs consists of football, basketball, wrestling, baseball, softball, cheerleading, boxing, soccer with others on the way. We have won state championships in football, soccer and basketball over the last three years.

Southwest Leadership Academy offers CTE programs such as Culinary Arts that is being taught by Master Chef Dane Smith, Barbering classes that are taught daily, Cosmetology that has multiple programs being offered. We recently added an PC Pro Technician (A+) technical Career to give students a foundation to start their Computer Science Degree.

Southwest Leadership Academy is AdvancedED accredited and has grown academically and in population every year. Please come by and visit to see the exciting things that are taking place at Southwest Leadership Academy.

Queridos Padres y Estudiantes

Quiero darles la bienvenida a Southwest Leadership Academy. En el transcurso del ultimo año, hemos experimentado un gran crecimiento como escuela. Nuestros resultados de examenes son verdaderamente altos comparados a otros años y nuestro equipo de diciplina de deportes como basketball, soccer, baseball han sobresalido con un Campeonato en basketball y en Soccer. Nuestro compromiso con la comunidad es traer cambios positivos a la vida de sus hijos.

Vuestro estudiante experimentara un ambiente enseñanza rigurosa en el salon de clases acompañado con el soporte y cuidado de nuestro altamente calificado y certificado equipo de maestros, mentores, paraprofesionales y todo nuestro equipo en general. Southwest Leadership Academy ofrece una gran variedad de deportes, clubs y actividades enfocadas en atraer el interes de nuestros estudiantes que ahora llaman a SLA su segunda casa. Quiero agradecerles por su tiempo y espero conocerles a cada uno de ustedes en persona . Por favor visite Southwest Leadership Academy y vea lo mucho que le ofrecemos a nuestros estudiantes.


Dr. Greg Fowler


Mr. Michael Hernandez

It is with great pleasure that Dr. Fowler and Dr. Geiger announce the appointment of our new Assistant Principal, Michael Hernandez. Mr. Hernandez is currently a District Program Coordinator for Special Education in the Tucson Unified School District and is joining our team at Southwest Leadership Academy in his new role in the coming weeks.

Mr. Hernandez served in the Marines for 9 years, where he worked as a Communication Security Electronic Technician after graduating from Office Candidate School in Quantico, VA in 2001. Mr. Hernandez also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Arizona in Mexican American Studies and History as well as a Masters of Educational Leadership. Mr. Hernandez is certified as a Social Studies Secondary Teacher, a Special Education Teacher for grades K-12, and as a School Principal.

Mr. Hernandez has worked for Rite of Passage for four years, during which time he used his significant knowledge and expertise to work with at-risk students in an academic environment. Prior to his work with our organization, Mr. Hernandez was a teacher at the Pima County Juvenile Justice Center, a Special Education Teacher at Amphitheater High School, and an inclusion teacher at Queen Creek High School. He has also been a teacher on the Hohokam Native American Reservation for five years where he also coached the football team.

Southwest Leadership Academy looks forward to the many contributions Mr. Hernandez will bring to our team and our program through his experience, educational background, educational philosophy, and personal values. In addition to providing support for students and teachers, he will be coaching and supervising staff alongside Dr. Fowler. Mr. Hernandez will also be responsible for managing the special education program, supervising and directing the in-school suspension and "school within a school" programs, overseeing and supervising behavior mentors and supervising summer school and Saturday school.

Please join us in welcoming Mr. Hernandez to the Southwest Leadership Academy family and wishing him great success in his new role!

AZ Tax Credit

Untitled Document The state of Arizona provides Tax Credit for certain programs and benefits public schools like Southwest Leadership Academy CTDS#078228000. At Southwest Leadership Academy, a charter school, sports and extra-curricular activities are very important to our students. Click to download the Tax Form: >>>