YES?  these are characteristics of ilead students!

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iLEAD Academy serves students from the Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen, and Trimble County Schools. Contact iLEAD Director Larisa McKinney or your district superintendent for admissions information.  iLEAD accepts a new class of freshmen each year.

Larisa McKinney
iLEAD Academy Director


Recruitment for the next school year begins in with a visit and presentation to all 8th graders.  

As a follow up, students that are interested can sign up for an all day shadowing opportunity.

March 15
Applications due   

Student applications reviewed and family interviews scheduled.  Interviews take place.


Final admission notifications

recruitment & Application


  • Click on the links above to sign up for a shadowing day in February.
  • Click on the links above to fill out your application for the 2019-2020 school year.  Deadline to apply is March 15th! 


Is iLEAD right for me?

Do you find yourself bored in a traditional classroom? 
Are you serious about your education and self-motivated?
Are you curious?

Do you have a passion for math and science?  
Do you frequently ask "why" and "what if" and are persistent as you pursue answers and solutions?
Do you want to learn in a flexible, non-traditional environment?
Do you have passion about what you want to achieve in life?
Are you interested in working in groups to meet challenges and solve problems?
Do you want to make a difference?
Are you ambitious about developing skills for a future career?
Do you enjoy seeing how what you learn connects to the real world?
Are you an independent thinker?
Do you set goals and priorities and follow through on what you say you will do?
Are you organized, on-time, ready for class, and on-top of completing your assignments?
Do you seek feedback and use that to improve?
Do you communicate well?
Do you have respect for others?
Do you take initiative?
Do you like to learn in a variety of ways?
Are you responsible?
Do you work well with others to accomplish goals?
Are you ready to get a jump start on your college studies?