FALA is a public charter middle and high school with a focus on academic excellence and rigorous performing and visual arts programs.
Imagine a place of learning that supports and challenges a diverse, vibrant group of young people…where a culture of high expectations encourages an appreciation for hard work and the sheer enjoyment of exploration…where teachers and peers nurture creativity and spontaneity, while embracing the discipline of rigorous critical inquiry.
This place is FALA, the Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy. FALA is a public charter middle and high school that consistently receives top rankings, including an “A” from the Arizona Department of Education. In 2012, US News and World Report rated FALA #5 among Arizona high schools, with an impressive national rating of #190.
FALA graduates attend universities, colleges, and art schools such as Harvard, Yale, Smith, Swarthmore, and the California Institute of the Arts — prestigious centers of higher learning that celebrate virtuosity in multiple disciplines.
Navigating the world’s complexity calls for the unique mix of creativity and critical perspective that is typical of a FALA education. In fact, U.S. employers rated creativity/innovation among the top five skills that will increase in importance over the next five years, and rank it among the top challenges facing today’s CEOs (Ready to Innovate, The Conference Board, 2008).
You can champion a school that graduates innovative and conscientious young leaders. Together we can ensure that future generations of students will have the opportunity to thrive academically and artistically, to exceed the brightest expectations of family and community.
We invite you to become a stakeholder in an extraordinary educational model. With your help, FALA can set a bold new standard for education in Arizona and the United States.