Santa Margarita Leadership Academy

Santa Margarita Leadership Academy is a Community Day School operated by the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District. The school provides students with a rigorous, standards-based education, and develops behavior and social-emotional skills that are necessary to be a successful and confident individual. We also work to develop students’ leadership and study skills necessary to take ownership of their own learning, succeed academically and be better prepared for life beyond the classroom.

Santa Margarita Leadership Academy will generally operate with 8-10 students with 12 being the maximum enrollment. The intent of the program is to return students to the regular education setting. Generally, students will spend at least nine weeks in the class and no more than one year. Entrance and exit will be determined by the classroom teacher and administrator unless severe behavior problems warrant immediate dismissal.

Students will be provided with coursework that parallels the regular education core curriculum with emphasis on their individual instructional levels. Additionally, teacher-made lessons that are centered around project-based learning that provide hands-on experiences will be utilized. Instruction will be presented in large groups, small groups, and individually.

Students will also have the opportunity to interact with the community and support non-profit organizations in Fallbrook. By providing community service, our students will learn the value of helping others and contribute to our community’s philanthropic efforts.

To assist students in the preparation for returning to the regular education campus and in dealing with the challenges that brought them to need the Santa Margarita Leadership Academy, a school counselor and school social worker will be assigned to assist with student and family intervention. Group and individual counseling will occur and parent education classes more than one time per week upon request or need.


For more information, please contact Student Services Department at (760) 731-5442.

321 Iowa St.
Fallbrook, CA 92028

(760) 731-5400

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