Information about the Sixth Grade Leadership Institute


The Leadership Institute exceeded our expectations. My kids will always remember this experience as one of their favorite years of school.”

—Margo Shaw, former Lee parent

About Us

Julie Brown

Julie is a veteran teacher who has taught at Lee for over 15 years. She is a dedicated member of the Lee community.
Phone: 512-841-1786
Email: julie.pearson@austinisd.org

Alex Hubbard

Alex has been a teacher for six years, and at Lee for the last four. He is a former Texas Teaching Fellow and Teacher of Promise. Prior to teaching he worked in the human rights field.
Phone: 512-841-1785
Email:  alex.hubbard@austinisd.org

Applications

In order to attend the Lee Elementary 6th Grade Leadership Institute as a transfer student, simply fill out and return an AISD transfer request form. These forms are available in the office of all AISD schools or by request from the Registrar.

Learn more in our flyer.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Will I be academically prepared for middle school ( magnet or otherwise)?

Yes! We have an excellent academic focus that prepares students for middle school and beyond. Institute STAAR scores are in the top percentile of the district.

 

Will it be harder to get in to a magnet school if I attend the Leadership Institute?

Based on our experience, NO! over the past two years 87% of qualified applicants have been accepted to magnet programs

 

Will it be harder to make friends if I enter middle school in 7th grade?

NO! Most former students experience few if any problems making friends. In fact, many claim that their year at the Leadership Institute helped them be better prepared for the social transition to middle school.

Highlights of the Year Include:

  • Safety Patrol
  • Camp Champions overnight trip
  • Edison Lecture Series
  • Kinder-Buddies
  • Snack Sale
  • Personal Chromebooks
  • German Language Instruction
  • Band and Orchestra
  • Lee Creates Club
  • Special Academic Projects
  • UIL Academic Competition
  • Natural Bridge Caverns Field Trip
  • Shakespeare Festival