Leman Academy is a unique local charter school is celebrating big growth.
The Marana campus has been so successful the school has opened more locations. One in Sierra Vista, another in Oro Valley and a fourth will open in Mesa in 2018.
The tuition-free charter school is based on the work of psychologist Kevin Leman.
“We have a tough curriculum. We expect the best of kids, and we have good discipline here, and kids seem to love it, parents seem to love it.” said Leman, who founded the school.
Leman’s curriculum focuses on teaching kids how to learn for themselves while keeping a supportive balance between students and families.
School officials said most students are exceeding their testing benchmarks by 60 to 70 percent.