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The Mid-Michigan Leadership Academy

Mid-Michigan Leadership Academy (MMLA) is a public school academy in Lansing, MI serving students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. MMLA’s goal is to provide an environment where all students can achieve success to their fullest potential.

MMLA affords families in the greater Lansing area a tuition free alternative education option to their local district. MMLA provides dynamic options to all grades and works to ensure the success of all students. A fully integrated PBIS1 program, MTSS2 program, Special Education Services, and a college-bound focus are just a few highlights of the school. In addition, continuous monitoring of student’s achievement is done through NWEA MAP3  growth assessments, DRAs4, and progress monitoring. These assessments allow teachers, parents and students to know exactly where to focus in order to achieve at high levels.

Highly Qualified and Certified Teachers and School Staff work together with the Board of Directors to fulfill Mid-Michigan Leadership Academy’s goal to provide an environment where all students can achieve success at their fullest potential.

  1. Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
  2. Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
  3. Northwest Evaluation Association, Measures of Academic Progress
  4. Developmental Reading Assessments

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History

Established as Mid-Michigan Public School Academy (MMPSA) in 1996 under the authorization of Central Michigan University’s Governor John Engler’s Center for Charter Schools, MMPSA was one of the first charter schools in Michigan. MMPSA changed their name to Mid-Michigan Leadership Academy in 2006. In addition to MMLA’s historic start as one of the first charter schools in Michigan, their campus also has some interesting history. MMLA is located on the historic site of the former Michigan Female College (1855-1869) and former Michigan School for the Blind’s (1879-1996) academic campus. This site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2018.

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Mission Statement

Mid‐Michigan Leadership Academy (MMLA) maintains high standards of academic excellence and accountability. As a provider of top‐quality education in a safe, nurturing environment, MMLA supports its diverse student body by recognizing each child as an individual while operating within the greater whole. Inclusion‐mindset training and focusing on self‐development prepare students for lifetime achievement. MMLA cultivates a desire for continued learning by welcoming caregiver support to assist in strengthening students’ personal integrity and responsibility to uphold civic, ethical, and moral standards.

Vision Statement

  • MMLA’s vision provides a learning environment where students can dream, thrive and realize their potential.
  • MMLA staff appreciates differences and through meaningful collaboration, support students as they become proficient in academics and character. We celebrate the strength of our school culture; teachers are enthusiastic and believe in all students.
  • MMLA staff utilizes various methodologies to undergird academics so students can navigate through challenges they might encounter.
  • MMLA wants to be an effective school with major gains in student achievement and help transform our neighborhood to be a welcoming environment in which to live and work.
  • MMLA aims to produce high levels of Kindergarten Junior – 8th grade student achievement and help train the next generation of world class citizens for post‐secondary education, specialized training, and entrepreneurship.