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Dr. Albert Schweitzer Leadership Academy

Dr. Albert Schweitzer Leadership Academy

Magnolia School District

Anaheim, CA
Grades TK-6
Principal: Marcy Chant

ENROLLMENT: 522

Asian
8%
Black/ African American
3%
Filipino
4%
Latino/ Hispanic
75%
Multi-Racial
1%
Pacific Islander
1%
White
5%
Students Meeting Low-income Criteria
77%
Students With Disabilities
17%
English Language Learners
43%

Dr. Albert Schweitzer Leadership Academy is a Leader in Me school, a program that encompasses three key facets: culture, academics, and leadership. The overarching school-wide objective is to enhance writing abilities, a goal achieved through targeted instruction and specific feedback. Celebrations of achievement are a regular occurrence, with a steadfast focus on growth. To promote continuous improvement, Schweitzer conducts an annual survey encompassing students, parents, teachers, and staff. The survey includes questions strategically designed to ensure that everyone feels valued, respected, and included in the school to the fullest extent possible.

At Dr. Albert Schweitzer Leadership Academy, the core instructional program is provided to all students at the Tier I level with fidelity. All teachers utilize effective strategies and tools, such as Thinking Maps, to make instruction accessible to all students. Thinking Maps are a set of eight visual patterns that correlate to specific cognitive processes. Staff provide engaging lessons, direct teaching, and feedback through checking for understanding strategies. The Instructional Practices Coach provides regular training and professional development to all staff and models lessons for teachers during District Thursday professional learning days.

Dr. Albert Schweitzer Leadership Academy

AWARDS

2006, 2010 California Distinguished School 

2010 Title 1 Academic Achievement School 

2014, 2019 CBEE (Campaign for Business and Education Excellence) Honor Roll school

2016 California Gold Ribbon School 

2016 Title 1 Academic Achievement School

2020 iReady Recognition for keeping students connected during the COVID-19 pandemic, 

2020 Leader in Me school (first in Orange County, CA) with funding through Leader.org 

2022 Sustainable Schools Award (City of Anaheim)

Certified Kindness School

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