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At Cerritos Leadership is a Lifestyle, not a lesson!

Kyrene de los Cerritos, A Leadership Academy is committed to being a Leader in Me School. The Leader in Me is a whole-school transformation model that acts like the operating system of a computer — it improves performance of all other programs. Based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, The Leader in Me produces transformational results such as higher academic achievement, fewer discipline problems, and increased engagement among teachers and parents. Better yet, The Leader in Me equips students with the self-confidence and skills they need to thrive in the 21st century economy.


  • We are an Arizona Education Foundation A+ School of Excellence.
  • We were name the 27th Leader in Me "Lighthouse School" in the world in 2012.
  • We became an Ashoka Changemaker School in 2014.


Special Programs: 

  • Leadership Program
  • Makerspace
  • Playworks
  • WATCH D.O.G.S.
  • C.A.R.E.S.
  • PTO


Student Activities:

  • Student Lighthouse
  • Student Outreach
  • Box Top Leaders
  • PALS
  • Broadcasting Club
  • Lunch Crew
  • Junior Coaches
  • Garden Club
  • Marimba Band
  • After School Enrichment classes
  • Kids Club after school care


Here are a few video resources that will help give you an introduction to Cerritos, A Leadership Academy.