League Academy of Communication Arts is a magnet middle school with grades six through eight. Originally built in 1965, it is a public school located in a downtown setting, with a current enrollment of approximately 783 students with a staff of 3 administrators and 51 teachers. All 29 content teachers are Highly Qualified in Math, ELA, Science and Social Studies, 4 special education teachers certified in LD, ED, or EH. Our ED and EH special education classes are self-contained. Our resource students will be served with an inclusion model for 2013-14. Our teaching staff also includes a .5 ESOL teacher, (English to speakers of other languages), 14 related/fine arts, a career development specialist, 2 guidance counselors, a magnet coordinator, a reading/mathematics intervention teacher, media specialist and an instructional coach. It is one of 18 middle schools in the Greenville County School District. Our building is a source of pride for us. We moved in seven years ago after surviving 3 years living in portables. Our facility consists of 39 academic classrooms, a media center, a business computer lab, a multimedia video production computer lab, a gymnasium with exercise room and athletic fields, a dance studio, an art studio, a chorus room, a drama studio, band and strings rooms with practice studios, an exploratory life skills lab, a cafeteria, an auditorium, and administrative as well as guidance offices.
League Academy of Communication Arts is located in a quiet neighborhood within the Greenville city limits. For over 40 years, it has won state and national awards for both excellence in education and outstanding accomplishments. It evolved from League Junior High School to League Middle School, and in 1995, to the present League Academy of Communication Arts. In League’s history, our school has been recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School, a Palmetto’s Finest, a Red Carpet School, a Palmetto Silver Award winner, and in 2010 was named a National School to Watch. In 2013 League was awarded the National EPA Energy Star. Only the top 25 schools in the nation received this award! “Buildings that earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR use 35% less energy and generate 35% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than similar buildings across the nation.” By combining a rigorous academic program with a strong arts education component, our school provides a quality, well-rounded education for all students in grades six through eight. Our school community reflects a positive working relationship enabling League to achieve the National PTA Parent Involvement School of Excellence Certification.
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