A Letter to Parents

Dear Parents,

In today’s world, where does one go to find a principled leader: a man or woman filled with integrity and the ability and skills necessary to effectively solve problems? Someone with the desire to serve his family, community, nation, and the world? These kinds of leaders are rare, but we believe that they are out there––that they are in your homes. Good youth are aching to become great. They instinctively know that their lives hold meaning and purpose, and, that given the chance, they can and will make a positive difference in the world.

As parents, educators, and leaders in the community, we set out to create a school that would inspire, encourage, and support personal and academic mastery. Together, we have over 100 years of educational experience and have engaged in the public, private, and homeschooling sectors. We have assembled the best of what we have found in order to make the highest quality education available to all Nevada students.

With state-of-the-art online collaboration software, we have the ability to connect students with the most inspiring mentors and comprehensive curriculum available. Our teachers don’t just teach, but, through Socratic questioning and the use of classics and original sources, they engage each student and invite him to be committed and take ownership of his education.

We believe that today’s youth need a solid education in the Liberal Arts. Rather than teaching students “what” to think, a Liberal Arts education teaches students “how” to think. Critical thinking skills are essential to effectively prepare students to be leaders in homes and communities, entrepreneurs in business, and statesmen in government.

At Leadership Academy of Nevada, our students’ state and national test scores will be high, honoring them for their academic achievement, but the real result of our efforts will be found in the heart, mind, and soul of each youth. They will know who they are and of what they are capable. They will have experienced the exhilaration of diligence and hard work, having pressed forward through incredible opposition, and discovered the sweet joy of accomplishment. They will have become virtuous in character, mighty in scholarship, and innovative in life. In short, they will have become principled leaders.

Will you join with us? I hope so, because your child was meant to lead the world.


Valerie Blake
Chairman of Leadership Academy of Nevada Governing Board

On behalf of the Leadership Academy of Nevada Committee to Form: Valerie Blake, Angie Kleven, Ruth Parker, Kelly Parker, Bryon Richardson, Sione Pulotu, and Laurie Richardson