Mission Statement

Gilbert Early College is dedicated to providing its students with the tools necessary to become independent lifelong learners and citizens of character with a concern for individuals in their community. This will be accomplished through a rigorous curriculum, preparing students for post-secondary education, civic engagement in the community, and a variety of extra-curricular opportunities.

Why Choose Gilbert Early College?

There’s something special about our high school. Not only are we “A-Rated”, but our program is designed to get students on the college campus, giving them the confidence that they can succeed at the college level. Our academic advisor works with each student to build a course schedule to meet high school graduation requirements and specific college goals. Starting their junior year, students may take college classes through Chandler-Gilbert Community College and earn college credit that is paid by Leading Edge Academy.


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Founded in 2002 by Delmer Geesey, a pastor with the vision of starting a top-notch traditional education program, Leading Edge Academy began with 17 students. Through word of mouth by satisfied parents, the school began to grow each year. Leading Edge Academy has been ranked “Top 10 Charter School in the Valley” and today the K-12 Gilbert campus is home to over 400 students. The Leading Edge Charter Network has continued to expand and now has school sites in East Mesa, Queen Creek, and Maricopa.

“You can’t be all things to all people but for us, this school has been wonderful. The principal and teachers are open and easy to talk to. They listen to you and really want to be helpful.”

– Parent / Gilbert Early College