Story of CLA
Why CLA?
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Coastal Leadership Academy
What makes us Unique?

We uniquely...

  • Offer Mandarin and Asian Culture classes
  • Have student access to our 3D printer
  • Participate in school-to-school exchange trips
  • Offer wide range of social activities such as overnight video game lock-ins, field day, PTO sponsored holiday dinners, student led haunted house, and more!
  • Provide a leadership curriculum that every student participates in
  • Eligible students have access to enrolling in local college courses for dual enrollment credit
  • Do not teach from textbooks; they are resources which guide projects
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How Can CLA Benefit You?
Why choose Coastal Leadership Academy?
  • Sense of community and belonging
  • Small class sizes
  • Access to dual credit through HGTC, Coastal Carolina University, and Winthrop
  • Social experiences: clubs, prom/dances, field studies, social skills training though SOS Autism
  • Only school in Horry County to offer Mandarin Chinese (in addition to Spanish and French)
  • Project Lead the Way Curriculum
  • Leadership Experiences: student showcases, senior internships, student government, and more!
  • Access to innovative technologies