The Porter-Billups Leadership Academy is designed to promote language arts and academic mastery, develop computer skills, and encourage teamwork through various activities. The Academy's mission is also to academically challenge students who are high achieving, yet possibly at risk of falling through the cracks. The intent is that by attending the Academy, they will be better prepared for the school year ahead. Through this experience, students develop leadership principles, which will help them become effective leaders in their schools and communities.
The Porter-Billups Leadership Academy is located at Regis University in Northwest Denver. In continuing with the commitment to human excellence, the Academy and Regis University are dedicated to helping young students accept leadership roles and strive to make a positive impact in a changing society.
The Academy was launched in 1996 and has continued to grow in subsequent years. Students are recommended for the program by their teachers and school principal. School administration and faculty are asked to recommend students who have a positive attitude, clean disciplinary record, and exhibit solid academic motivation and leadership qualities in their classroom and school.
Recently, students who have participated in the program since its inception have been included in the program as mentors and program assistants. For students who participate successfully each year in the program, graduate from high school, and are accepted into Regis University, tuition scholarships will be made available.
There are no costs to the students and their families for this program. Lunch and transportation are also provided. This program is for students 4th through 11th grade. The program requires a three-week commitment from students and parents.
As a candidate, each child will be expected to meet the following criteria:
• Good school attendance
• Excellent behavior record
• Interest and enthusiasm for learning
• Read and sign a discipline form
• Teacher recommendation form from a current teacher
• Return application to your school's office by the deadline March 1, 2018