Our Programs

At  Lee A. Tolbert Community Academy, we understand that all children have the potential to be successful. We also believe that children learn in different ways. We consider our community responsible for providing our students with the skills to be successful leaders and entrepreneurs in the 21st century. Our methodology reflects our pride in our children. 

Lee A. Tolbert Community Academy provides the best in reading, writing, math, science and other curriculum areas through the school year. Our expanded educational program offerings are: 

B.I.S.T. - Behavior Intervention Support Team

Educators today are challenged by the ability to reach students who are struggling with behavior and at times in crisis. This tremendous challenge inspired the creation of the BIST (Behavior Intervention Support Team) model. BIST supports a caring community and a productive academic environment. BIST empowers schools to change students’ lives and behavioral skills by:

  • Balance of grace and accountability
  • Powerful language to problem solve
  • Consistency in expectations

The BIST model utilizes four steps so educators have the ability to know when and how to intervene so students can stop acting out. These steps create a consistent, supervised, safe environment in order to teach and protect students. The fours steps are:

  • Early Intervention
  • Caring Confrontation
  • Protective Planning
  • Outlasting

Our team is committed to coaching and supporting schools with the BIST model so that schools can create positive change with and for students. Contact us so we can support you in moving your school forward in these challenging times in education. (Information provided by http://www.bist.org)


C.I.C. - Cable In The Classroom

Cable In The Classroom fosters the use of cable content and technology to expand and enhance learning for children and youth nationwide. Working in partnership with and on behalf of the cable industry, C. I. C. advocates for the visionary, sensible and effective use of media in homes, schools, and communities.


Title 1

Reading Program is a federally funded program designed to provide children who are working below average with additional help in Reading, Math or Language Arts.


Entrepreneurship/ Y.E.S. - Young Entrepreneurial Spirit

At Lee A. Tolbert Community Academy, the unifying theme of our school is entrepreneurial spirit. We want students to recognize that creating a successful business is a rewarding and exciting way to escape poverty. However, our students know that businesses do not magically appear. Our school exposes students to the process of starting up businesses with the Young Entrepreneurial Spirit program (or Y.E.S. program). Currently, we are working with Junior Achievement where volunteers from local businesses come into classrooms and teach skills related to entrepreneurialism.

The Y.E.S. program is entirely hands-on. Students at every grade level become involved in business practices. Students work alone and in groups and learn concepts like budgets, business plans and decision-making strategies. These skills not only inspire children to ponder future entrepreneurial careers, but provide invaluable life skills as well. 

Every L.A.T.C.A. student participates in one or more programs throughout the school year.