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Greetings from Dunlap Leadership Academy!
Dunlap Leadership Academy or DLA, has much to offer students. We are an online, charter school and can serve students in Kings Canyon Unified as well as every adjacent county to our own Fresno County. We serve 9th-12th grade students on line using APEX and FuelEd curriculum and offer a multitude of opportunities for students to study at their own pace, on their own schedule, catch up with credits or even graduate early and take college classes. We offer three locations to work, besides the comfort of your own home, library or free wifi centers; our Dunlap site which functions much like a traditional school experience where students come and stay for the day with a break, lunch and afternoon PE. Our Reedley site is located behind Reedley High School across from our transportation office. and the Orange Cove site in room 8 at Sheridan School.  Both of these sites serve as Resource Centers for students to work out of on days they wish to attend or when support is needed.
DLA has four, full time, NCLB, fully credentialed teachers covering English, Music, Math, Art, History/Social Science and Science. The teachers rotate to the three locations to best meet the needs of the students in their subject areas.
Dunlap Leadership Academy was recently awarded 6 years of accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). We offer courses that are A-G and NCAA approved. DLA offers engaging, rigorous courses that prepare you for any college of your choice.
DLA staff is in training with Fresno County Office of Education for full implementation of  PBIS. Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports is a county program that trains and guides schools in creating a more positive and productive climate for their school. Dunlap Leadership Academy has chosen 5 expectations as their foundation: Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Drive and Excellence. We look forward to working with the students, parents and staff to create a most meaningful and productive year for all.
Thank you for taking the time to browse through our website. We are always looking for ways to improve communication between all our stakeholders. Please feel free to reach out, ask questions, and offer suggestions as we hope you will frequently join us in working collaboratively to keep academic progress at the forefront as we work with PRIDE to build Champions at Dunlap Leadership Academy.

Mission Statement

The mission of Dunlap Leadership Academy is to daily practice the behaviors and values embodied in DLA P.R.I.D.E. and to provide rigorous, academic content integrated with technology in an environment that fosters the development of critical and independent thinking and learning. Perseverance, pride, integrity, drive and excellence are the leadership qualities we desire all graduates to take with them into college or career endeavors.


Vision Statement

The vision of Dunlap Leadership Academy is to develop successful leaders of Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Drive, and Excellence while supporting them in achieving their academic purpose and attaining their highest potential.

About Us

In the Dunlap Leadership Academy™ program, we know that each person learns differently and we embrace those students who need another option for their high school education. The online program at Dunlap Leadership Academy is available to students in Fresno county and surrounding counties. We provide the following resources for every one of our students so that they can graduate and find success:
Caring Teachers
California-credentialed teachers are on-demand via phone, email, or instant message. Teachers are available for 1:1 interaction 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM Monday through Friday.
High Quality Courses
Our comprehensive program offers access to a wealth of online courses in six subject areas.
A Real High School Diploma
Our program is offered by an accredited, public charter school so when you graduate, you'll receive a real high school diploma.
State-of-the-Art Learning
Whether it’s from the comfort of your own home or through our brand new, state-of-the-art learning facility, you can be sure that you’re getting a quality high school education.
Proven Technology
Learn and communicate with your teachers in our safe, secure online environment. Get up-to-date progress reports at any time to help you track your progress.
In 2015 DLA was awarded a 6 year WASC accreditation.