The first class of seniors to graduate from Fulton Leadership Academy (FLA) receenter at Morehouse College. 18 of the 25 students who graduated from the school had been in attendance at Fulton Leadership Academy since the sixth grade.
Fulton Leadership Academy seniors have been accepted to more 30 colleges. They’ve also received nearly $2 million dollars in scholarships.
The Fulton Leadership Academy Class of 2017 includes chess champions, Fulton County Moot Court competition winners, scholar athletes, National Honor Society members, entrepreneurs and members of the National Beta Club. Collectively, the graduates performed more than 3,500 community service hours. Several of the students also took part in the Global Youth Ambassador Program with Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves. As part of the program, they traveled to Mexico, Germany, Panama and Costa Rica.
“We are simply elated. The seven plus years of hard work has been worth it,” said FLA Superintendent Richardean Golden Anderson (pictured on the left). “Fulton Leadership Academy is a community solution. The fortitude and effort of a community of people, has produced a better generation of husbands, fathers, civic minded and productive citizens; whom we can entrust to positively impact our community, our nation and our world.”
Valedictorian Rasheed Muhammad plans to attend Howard University in the fall after receiving full scholarships to Howard and two other universities. Muhammad also received the Better Business Bureau Scholar of Integrity Award, Omega Psi Phi Black Rhinos Senior Recognition, and is a participant in the highly respected Atlanta Bar Association Summer Law Internship Program (SLIP).
Fulton Leadership Academy is a single-gender public charter school for boys located in East Point. The school serves grades 6-12 and uses research-driven methods and a focus on STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) education to transform the academic lives of young men.