Congratulations FLA Family! 

Congratulations are due on several fronts.
  • The FLA High School Class of 2021, the fifth graduating class of Fulton Leadership Academy has transitioned into the adult world.
  • The Ascension of the FLA Middle School Class of 2021 to high school.
  • The acceptance of our Scholars into the Florida A&M University Summer Program, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) Summer Youth Program, various college S.T.E.M. summer programs, and other prestigious academic preparation summer experiences.
  • The successful enrollment of 88 Scholars into the FLA Summer Experience. The successful completion of an academic year during the COVID-19 pandemic by a resilient FLA Family.

Congratulations to us all! 
While congratulations have been earned, we have much more to earn in the upcoming school year. This is the year we are FLA Focused! There is no distraction that will achieve its goal of keeping us from moving forward to achieve success in every established goal. We are focusing on improving communications on every level and between every stakeholder group. We are focused on continuing our maturation professionally as a faculty and staff. Our Scholars will continue to mature in their academic progress. Our parents will continue to mature in their role as effective supporters of their Scholar’s academic success. Yes! We all are committing to achieve success in our collaboration that is solely focused on Scholar success. 

Parent University will begin in July before school starts. Look out for the communication via email, Remind, and the school website. All Scholars will be assessed two weeks prior to the start of school to maximize instructional time. Scholars return to face-to-face instruction August 9, 2021. Again, keep checking your emails, reading Remind, and checking the FLA website. All faculty are engaging in professional development throughout the summer to ensure we are building upon effective instructional delivery to continue the academic growth of our Scholars. 

I extend a heartfelt Thank You to every member of the FLA Guiding Coalition. Some of you will no longer be a part of the Coalition as your Scholar begins the next phase of his life. However, know that your Scholar, you, and your family remain members of the FLA Family for life. Remain attentive for communication regarding a Guiding Coalition summer celebration for all the sacrificial time each of you has given to improve Fulton Leadership Academy for current parents, Scholars, community partners and for those to come. 

Family, continue to keep FLA top of mind and in your prayers as we all prepare to be FLA Focused throughout the upcoming school year. We all are being challenged to mature in our roles as we support every FLA Scholar in every way to Soar to Greater Heights! 

Finally, please enjoy the summer break. It has been well earned. Congratulations!

Nash Alexander, III, Principal
Where Young Men Soar to Greater Heights 

Our 2021 Board Policies
June 3, 2021 @ 5:00pm – Public Budget Meeting
June 16, 2021 @ 1:00pm – Public Budget Meeting & Finance Committee Meeting
June 17, 2021 @ 6:00pm – Board Meeting
June 30, 2021 – Last day of Summer School
July 5th – July 9th all day –
Building closed in observance of 4th of July
Dr. John Eaves transforms the lives of
FLA Scholars through international
travel experiences.
By Nailah Herbert
Dr. John Eaves, Founder and Executive Director of the Global Youth Ambassadors Program (GYAP), is leveraging the power of international education to help Black and brown high students thrive in today’s interconnected world.
Dr. Eaves is encouraging Fulton Leadership Academy high school Scholars to become the next generation of thought-leaders and world travelers. Since the founding of GYAP in 2008, more
than 500 students, 45 of them being FLA Scholars, have traveled to more than eight countries such as Germany, Mexico, Turkey, China, and Brazil. Each student is equipped to learn about new cultures, new languages, and current world events while preparing them to succeed in the global economy and career industry.
“I proudly say that I was a contributing factor to the founding of the FLA institution. When I was chairman of Fulton County Government, Mrs. Richardean Anderson reached out to me to ask for my support in building FLA specifically for boys of color. I agreed and wrote a letter of support as they applied to earn recognition from the state,” said Dr. Eaves. “For most of my life been a component of working with young Black boys. I attended Morehouse College, so I understand the value of single-gendered education. I recognize that Black boys have a unique set of challenges that they are confronted with within the American society. I love working with FLA.”

Community and servant leader Dr. Eaves has a deep passion for educating and empowering young people through travel. Exposing high school students to various parts of the world allows them to yield numerous benefits like comfortably interacting with other cultures, embracing new experiences, building a global network, and gaining leadership characteristics.
“Being a leader has been a process. Leadership recognizes a need and desires to address a need and get other people to support whatever you can to get them to a certain place. Black and brown young men need to be exposed to the world,” said Dr. Eaves. “Because of circumstance, lack of resources, or lack of role models, they don’t travel as much as they should. I believe in providing young Black and brown people with an opportunity to see the world.”

The GYAP is an intensive yet fulfilling and fun process for students. Statistics show that if
students travel while young, specifically teenagers, they are twice as likely to travel abroad again as they reach adulthood. Dr. Eaves’ program has been pivotal for high school students craving a cultural and educational experience outside of their community. As a partner of GYAP, FLA will continue supporting their Scholars in reaching international heights and new levels of success through international travel.