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FLA Mission


The mission of the LBUSD Female Leadership Academy is to empower young women and increase their graduation rates and their entrance into institutions of higher learning. The program seeks to develop successful leaders by addressing the multi-faceted issues facing young women.

Creator/Coordinator: Kelly M. Rash Room 1306 krash@lbschools.net

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Mirror Mirror Girl Summer!! 2014

Mirror Mirror Girl Summer!!  2014



Female Academy Scavenger Hunt

Female Academy Scavenger Hunt

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College Financial Tools

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Your first step to get help paying for college.
Major resource on student financial aid from U.S. Department of Education.
Research the tuition at American colleges and universities.
The net price calculator the 9 UC campuses.
Calculate the cost of attending any of the 23 CSU campuses

Links to Federal and CA Grant Websites (money you DON'T repay)

Loans ($ you DO need to repay)

The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) a central database for student aid.

Direct Student Loans

Manage your Direct Loans

Federal Work Study Program (FWS) Students can receive part-time employment FWS funds at approximately 3,400 participating post-secondary institutions.

Beware of Scholarship Scams:https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0082-scholarship-and-financial-aid-scams

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Female Academy

Expected Outcomes of the Female Leadership Academy

  • 100% graduation rate!
  • 100 % enrollment in a viable post-secondary program!
  • Increased communication and leadership skills!





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Cal Poly Pomona Field Trip

Cal Poly Pomona Field Trip

Scholarships for Minorities

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Today: 4/25/18
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We meet in room 1306 every Thursday at 3:00 pm.  You will be notified of special events and guest speakers.

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Female Academy 2009 w/Creator-President Sandra Cisneros

Female Academy 2009

First Annual Revlon Run Walk

First Annual Revlon Run Walk

Female Leadership Acadamy Goals


  • Empower young women through academic, cultural and real world experiences
  • Integrate extracurricular opportunities within the school program
  • Provide opportunities for post-secondary options and advancement
  • Foster and promote a culture of self-efficacy
  • Instill qualities that lead to success

Special Events

Field trip to the Long Beach GreenPort Festival and Women's Conference.  The Female Academy members toured the port's latest features and celebrated an 80% reduction in pollutants.  After attending sessions at the Women's Conference and participating in discussions on top women's issues, the girls topped the day at the nearby Reef Restaurant, overlooking Alamitos Bay. A very successful day!

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College Prep Links

A-G course readiness for 4 year colleges

California Colleges (explore all colleges)

College Board (college prep; SAT, AP tests)

UCCP Free Online Courses (AP & regular)

UCCP AP Virtual Labs (for review)

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