DLA IS GUIDED BY ITS 7 CORE VALUES
DLA TAKES GREAT PRIDE IN THE SUCCESS OUR ALUMNI EXPERIENCE IN COLLEGE
DLA HAS ONE OF THE TOP ATHLETIC PROGRAMS IN NEW ENGLAND
DLA RECOGNIZES ITS HIGH ACHIEVING STUDENTS OF GOOD CHARACTER
DLA OFFERS ITS STUDENTS A WIDE VARIETY OF ENRICHING AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS
One of our parents were featured on the Massachusetts Charter Public School Association.
The school has been formally renamed the Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy Charter Public School, in honor of a local community leader.
SLA boys basketball won the 2014 MCSBL Championship defeating KIPP Academy Lynn 56-19. This is the 3 MCSBL championship for the boys team in the past 5 years, and the schools 4th overall.
Congratulations to our Calendar Raffle winners! The raffle runs throughout March with a new winner announced every day.
Janelle "Lovely" Wine a 6th grade World History teacher at SLA and R&B artist plays the lead role as Celie in SpeakEasy Stage Company production of "The Color Purple". The productions will be in Boston from January 10th to February 8th at the Virginia Wimberly Theatre in the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts.
For the second year in a row, SLA is Performance Level 1 for meeting gap narrowing goals and commended for high progress for narrowing the proficiency gap.
Students from Smith Leadership Academy Charter Public School recently volunteered with theMOVE at City Growers, an urban farm off Blue Hill Avenue, in celebration of National Food Day. TheMOVE is a nonprofit organization that facilitates farm workdays for Metro Boston area children, teens and adults to inform deeper understandings of the food system.
Boston Neighborhood Network interviewed our Exective Director, Karmala Sherwood, and a student, Nadeja Richardson about the school. Check it out on Youtube.

Please note that Smith Leadership Academy has changed its name to honor a local community leader, and is now known as the Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy Charter Public School.

"Learning today...Leading tomorrow" is our motto for teaching and nurturing Davis Leadership Academy students to not only attend, but graduate college. The Academy is tuition-free, and independent from Boston Public Schools.  We operate 190 days per year and offers an extended school day program, running from 8 am, to 4 p.m, every day except Friday, an early release day to provide professional development time for teachers.

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