Admission Information

It is highly encouraged to apply for your student's 6th grade year. Students derive the most benefit from being at ELA for 3 years. In addition, there are significantly fewer 7th grade spots available. 


Update: Our 2021/22 application is now available!  Please use the link below for the download.  We will continue to accept applications for the rest of this school year for students interested in attending ELA for the 21-22 school year.  Applicants will be notified by mail.

2021/22 ELA Application (English)

2021/22 ELA Application (Spanish)

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*Due to COVID restrictions, we unfortunately will not be able to host any shadow days for prospective students this year.  

Enrollment Criteria Guidelines

Our school provides a challenging curriculum for highly focused learners. The small student to teacher ratio ensures that students are challenged to learn with a process oriented and individualized learning plan that best suits the needs of students. Leadership development and community service are also critical components of the ELA curriculum. The faculty, staff, students, and parents at ELA are committed to ensuring that the environment of the school is one of acceptance, cooperation and excellence. Englewood Leadership Academy students should be those that strive to realize their academic potential, take responsibility for their learning, and are inspired and determined to be their personal best.

The student who would likely succeed at Englewood Leadership Academy is a student that:

  • Needs a highly challenging curriculum
  • May be bored for lack of challenge
  • Thrives in a small, accepting community of learners
  • Needs personal attention to harness their potential
  • Desires an environment that is highly focused on academic achievement
  • Wants to develop leadership qualities
  • Wants to avoid disruptive behavior and classroom disruptions
  • Wants to take ownership and responsibility for learning

Eligibility Criteria

Students must demonstrate eligibility for enrollment at ELA by presenting :

  • Evidence of grade level or above grade level proficiency and/or high level of motivation for learning
  • Evidence of ability to meet high standards of work completion, work quality, and ability to meet deadlines
  • Evidence of self motivation, ability to access resources and work independently
  • Evidence of striving for self improvement
  • Evidence of responsible conduct in and out of the classroom