Instructional Focus
The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow.
-Nelson Mandela
Fenton Charter Leadership Academy offers a dynamic approach to shaping the leader that can be found in every child. Students are exposed to activities that develop vital leadership skills including, communication, critical thinking skills, creativity, collaboration, and digital literacy. At FCLA, service-learning plays an important role and is integrated into our academic program. Students are responsible for identifying needs in the community, designing a plan to address the need, taking action, and reflecting on the impact they made in the community. Students are given opportunities throughout the school day, as well as during extracurricular programs such as Student Council, Drama Club, and Chess Club, to spark innovation and to develop their confidence, responsibility and reasoning skills. Fenton Charter Leadership Academy values academic growth, as well as the social and emotional development of children. Focusing on the development of the whole child maximizes student learning and creates happy, healthy and engaged citizens of the world.
 English Language Arts and Math
  • Benchmark Advance ©2018 is a brand-new, comprehensive English Reading/Language Arts programs from Benchmark Education Company for Kindergarten through sixth grade. The program is built to address key shifts in curriculum and instruction to meet the demands of the new standards.
Rigorous, integrated reading, writing, speaking, and listening instruction meets the needs of districts implementing a reading collaborative, balanced approach, or workshop model, and enables all students to master rigorous learning goals with strong resources for differentiated instruction and responsive teaching based upon ongoing assessments.


A forward-thinking approach to English Learner instruction provides unique tools designed to scaffold students to on-level materials, which are complex, high-quality texts built for today's learner.


  • My Math provides the rigor, personalization, and student engagement your students need to be successful with your state standards. This reimagined approach to elementary math is fully built on the Standards and Mathematical Practices, allowing you to focus on inspiring a love of learning.
Social Emotional Learning
  • The Mutt-i-grees Curriculum - Calm, Confident and Caring Kids! 

    Guided by the research on resiliency, social and emotional learning, and human-animal interaction, the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum includes lesson plans and strategies to actively engage students and promote social and emotional competence, academic achievement, and awareness of the needs of shelter pets, also known as Mutt-i-grees.

    In a series of easily implemented lessons organized around five themes that reflect key principles of social and emotional learning and resiliency, students learn critical skills that support self- and social awareness, problem solving abilities, and teamwork. Lessons have a dual focus on children and animals; each lesson plan includes objectives and activities that feature principles in child development and humane education.