About LGA

What is LGA?

LGA is a dependent charter school that offers 6th through 12th grades each year. The application window opens December 1st of every year.

“We’re the Leroy Greene Lions and we’ve got pride. We’ve got what it takes to get it right. LGA, yeah, we’re the best. This year, next year, and the rest. To succeed you need to work. Do it right, you’ll get there first. GO LIONS!”

–Created by Mrs. Rodriguez advisory class, led by Vanessa Almanza and Krystal Perkins

1. Learning for Life


"Who Are We?"

Our Vision

We want to provide a safe place for your student to receive a rigorous education. We commit to preparing your child for college and career, learning respect and responsibility as they grow.


The values we hold as a school will help drive our everyday decision-making. Below are the principles we will abide by for the entire campus, as we strive to help students become successful. We will expect students to abide by these principles as well.

  1. Time matters.
  2. Own your decisions.
  3. Everyone is important.
  4. Recognize and develop potential.
  5. Persevere to solve a problem.
  6. Create a culture you love.
  7. Collaborate, communicate and focus on results.
  8. Motivate and praise.


Our school has identified three overarching goals for the coming years at LGA.  We have collectively agreed that these goals must be reflected in how we invest our time, resources and people.  Therefore, every initiative we undertake must align with any combination of these three goals

School Goals:

  • College and Career Readiness
  • All Student Achieving at High Level
  • Positive and Safe Campus Culture

School Initiatives:

  • Literacy
  • Collaboration
  • Advisory
  • Instructional Technology
  • Enrichment & Intervention
  • Extracurricular Programs


2. Innovative Program Choices

Visual Arts & Technology and Business & Entrepreneurship


3. A-G Requirements

Last year's data shows that 33.8% of Sacramento County's graduates completed high school having met the requirements necessary to apply to attend a University of California or California State University. These requirements are commonly called the "A-G requirements". This means that only 33.8% of graduates in Sacramento could apply to schools like Sac State and UC Davis. This does not even mean that all of these students would be accepted. The admissions pool is much more competitive. With this information in mind, it is important that students at LGA are provided a quality, rigorous education that allows them to:

  1. Meet the a-g requirements;
  2. Exceed the minimum a-g requirements in order to be as competitive as possible.

In order to accomplish this, we commit to developing courses that meet the a-g specifications and ensuring that your students enroll in the appropriate classes. For more information about a-g requirements, please see the A-G Courses page.

4. Expected School-wide Learning Results (ESLR's)

Learn in language arts, math, science and social science, as demonstrated through agreed-upon standards of assessment.
Integrate technology into the educational process.
Finish the secondary schooling experience on time and prepared for college and career paths.
Enrich educational experiences through community partnerships and real-life projects and applications.

5. Who is Leroy Greene?

California Senator Leroy F. Greene sponsored many bills and measures in education during his 36 year legislative career such as the Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of 1998 which requires the State Allocation Board to certify funding for modernization and construction of school facilities. Following his departure from the legislature, Sen. Leroy F. Greene was honored by the Natomas Unified School District for his service to the education system by naming one of its schools after him. While Leroy Greene Academy is a brand new charter school with innovative programs in the Natomas Unified School District, everyone was in agreement that Sen. Greene still deserved recognition for his impact on California education.