Submitted by Jennifer Humphries POSTED: Friday, July 29, 2016
SIERRA VISTA — On Saturday July 23 the Leman Academy of Excellence held an official ribbon cutting ceremony for their newest tuition-free school located at 1000 E Wilcox in Sierra Vista.
The Leman Academy of Excellence is set to welcome scholars in kindergarten through sixth grade starting Aug. 4 with curriculum based on a Classical education platform that willingly engages and embraces parents in the educational process.
“As each school opens, my charge is to be there and make sure the culture gets established, programs get started in the right manner,and our professional development training is done correctly,” said Head of Schools Dennis O’Reilly. “We greet our scholars and their families at the curb and truly partner with the home.”
According to O’Reilly, the Sierra Vista location currently has 250 students enrolled with more coming every day. The goal is to service 400 scholars.
Dr. Kevin Leman, the Academy founder, started his Academy to make a difference in the American Educational system.
“We’re very selective of the teachers in our schools,” he said. “They better have a love of learning themselves. I don’t want teachers who know everything — I want teachers who are
He added: “We’re going to set the standards high, teach these kids and make a difference. Can I change the world? No. But I can make a dent in