« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
Public charter
Panama City, FL
Students enrolled: 100
Before care: No
After care: No

Contact this school

1527 Lincoln Avenue
Panama City, FL 32405

School website
(850) 215-0844
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Rising Leaders Academy address.
Develops grit: Strongly agree
May 31, 2015
They make students work so hard. Honest, they make the parents work hard too, but I don't mind cause I love working with my kid.

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Strongly agree
May 31, 2015
They have a great service learning program. They do a lot of things to make students more compassionate and caring.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly agree
May 31, 2015
This school focuses so much on character education, more than any other school. Students are expected to behave well and they give so many awards to those who behave well and work hard.

- submitted by a parent

May 31, 2015
The school is the best thing we have in town. I'm thankful we have a school like this that really makes students work hard and expects excellent behavior. Many schools don't focus much on behavior and award all students. This school makes students work and awards based on effort and behavior. The staff is very hard working and expect the students and parents to work hard too. It works great for me. However, for parents who want it easy and want their kids to receive awards without really earning them, public school may be a better option. I tried to complain about too much work on the weekend, but they are serious about making students work hard, and the parents, so prepare yourself.

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Strongly agree
May 31, 2015
They have assignments just on respect. They focus a lot on it. They do a good job with it.

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Too much
May 31, 2015
There's a lot of homework, but I'm ok with that. It's better than playing on the wii and other things like that.

- submitted by a parent

April 13, 2015
Rising Leader's Academy has an excellent educational program with many programs not found in other schools, such as foreign languages and excelled mathematics and language arts. However, this school also seems to be biased in many ways. A certain 'class' system is prevalent-children who's parents have influence or earn above average incomes get preferred treatment. My children are constantly upset about not getting chosen for certain activities and principal chosen awards that are given to the same students every month. If you are a doctor or lawyer, your children will be treated very well. If not, beware of the prejudices at this school.

- submitted by a parent

July 27, 2014
We love it. It is very different and much better than any public school. Highly recommend for anyone serious about education.

- submitted by a parent

July 26, 2014
I love my school. PE is the best. My teachers are nice. I have fun everyday and I learn a lot. :)

- submitted by a community member

July 26, 2014
Rising Leaders Academy is a unique school that prepares students for outstanding academic achievement, interpersonal skills, elevated ethical character, and a firm command of foreign languages. Students achieve academic excellence through a developmentally rigorous, innovative, challenging, college preparatory curriculum in a warm, nurturing environment with outstanding teachers. The school prepares students to have a sincere responsibility to give back to the community, with a focus on strong leadership skills. It is the most diverse school in the county in which students collaborate and complete real-life projects together.

- submitted by a teacher

July 25, 2014
Awesome school, cannot ask for better, safe environment Advanced curriculum, supporting staff and amazing energetic young principle ... This school just started and I believe it will have great future and potential .

- submitted by a parent

July 25, 2014
Great school with lots of free programs like foreign languages. Students learn 2 languages for free. You can't get that anywhere else. I love that there is cultural diversity. There are students from all religions and races which makes the school so beautiful. The environment is very nurturing. The academics is definitely more advanced than other schools. They make kids work hard but they learn a lot too.

- submitted by a parent

July 19, 2014
My son went to this school for only a month. They seem to be more concerned with keeping it mostly Muslims. Awful would not recommend unless your a Muslim. These are my own personal feelings.

- submitted by a parent

December 28, 2012
Excellent school with great curriculum and staff. The facility is big and clean. They have hands-on learning and foreign languages. Very nice.

- submitted by a parent

Profile Completeness


Want to improve this school's profile?

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!
for Parents
for Schools
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

About this school

In the 21st century, it is crucial to recognize that knowledge and information are expanding at dramatically rapid pace. Rising Leaders Academy provides educational programs that will help students develop the intellectual, personal, emotional, and social skills to live, learn, and work in a rapidly globalizing world. RLA encourages students to become lifelong learners who service the community.

3 / 10

Rolling deadline


Find out what parents are saying about Rising Leaders Academy


Nearby homes for sale


Last modified: May 31, 2015

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.

GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Rising Leaders Academy
1527 Lincoln Avenue, Panama City, FL  32405
(850) 215-0844
Last modified Rising Leaders Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Rising Leaders Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top