Welcome to Woodley Leadership Academy (WLA). WLA is a learning community which values high expectations for both academics and behavior. WLA staff embraces students, families, and communities to build and develop well-rounded individuals who are independent critical thinkers and intrinsically motivated to be life-long learners. We believe that all children can learn as we seek to make a difference in the lives of our students.
The teachers and staff at WLA are committed to providing a quality education for all students in a safe, secure, and nurturing learning environment. We are committed to ensuring that each child reaches his/her full potential.WLA is staffed with certified members of the teaching staff and classified/support staff.
We encourage all parents/guardians to maintain regular communications with their child’s teachers and be actively involved in the school community. Checking the school calendar, website, and our Facebook page for events and activities will help keep you informed. If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact the office by calling (989) 717-4390. We are looking forward to meeting your child and helping foster a love of learning.
Woodley Leadership Academy
In the News
LaMarr Woodley, former All-American defensive end and NFL linebacker, opens Woodley Leadership Academy with the mission to drive children to become leaders. At the forefront of his goals is giving the children from his hometown of Saginaw the opportunity in education, and will be fueled by his passion for community, education, and leadership. Read more about LaMarr Woodley, and his vision for Woodley Leadership Academy below.
Woodley Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Former NFL standout LaMarr Woodley planning to open charter school
Lamarr Woodley opens charter school in Saginaw
Building leaders motivation behind LaMarr Woodley’s new school
The Next Chapter: Super Bowl XLIII Champ, LaMarr Woodley, Talks Life After the NFL
Woodley Academy Turkey Dinner Raffle Winners
Our educational approach has five principles at its core. These principles provide a strong foundation for learning and include:
1) Individualized Learning Plan for all scholars, 2) High expectations for student achievement, 3) Safe and secure learning environment, 4) Integrated technology to advance achievement, 5) Collaborative relationships with parents and community members.
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Safe and Caring
Woodley Leadership Academy is authorized, which provides oversight and enforces academic, fiscal, and legal accountability.
Community schools offer an alternative to the local public school. They are free and open to all students and focused on meeting student needs for success. Community schools are among the top-performing schools in the nation.
Our small class size and dedication to a well-rounded education with a specialized focus on core academics and technology make Woodley Leadership Academy a great educational environment.
Our school is part of ACCEL Schools, an established network of more than 45 charter and community schools located throughout the U.S. We serve more than 13,250 students nationwide.