Developing the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs

Lion Entrepreneur Acceleration Pathway (LEAP) Program

The Lion Entrepreneur Acceleration Pathway (LEAP) Program at the World Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (WAIE) is an application based program that provides young scholars an on campus intensive experience where they accelerate towards starting their first business by 10th grade. The program is designed to accept two cohorts of 24 seventh grade students each year for a total of 48 students or 16% of WAIE’s population each year. Young scholars work with their dedicated educator, community partners, local investors and business leaders, and more to build the skills necessary to launch their new companies. During the program young scholars are still expected to complete their asynchrnous curriculum. At the end of each year, young scholars may decide that LEAP is not the right fit for them, at which time, we will open applications to the current student body to apply to participate in the acceleration program.

Bell Schedule for LEAP Cohort A

During the year young scholars are broken into two cohorts that attend on campus sessions on different days. However, on the Friday of each week they participate in community oriented activities that bring together both cohorts. Young scholars and faculty partake in the Sabbath (day of rest) from sundown on Friday to Sundown on Saturday. Also, on campus classes are closed on Sunday too.

Monday
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Community Circle
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Session 1
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Lunch
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Session 2
02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Community Circle
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Community Circle
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Session 3
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Lunch
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Session 4
02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Community Circle
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Excursion
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Excursion
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Lunch
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Excursion
02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Excursion

Bell Schedule for LEAP Cohort B

During the year young scholars are broken into two cohorts that attend on campus sessions on different days. However, on the Friday of each week they participate in community oriented activities that bring together both cohorts. Young scholars and faculty partake in the Sabbath (day of rest) from sundown on Friday to Sundown on Saturday. Also, on campus classes are closed on Sunday too.

Monday
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Community Circle
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Session 1
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Lunch
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Session 2
02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Community Circle
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Community Circle
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Session 1
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Lunch
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Session 2
02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Community Circle
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Excursion
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Excursion
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Lunch
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Excursion
02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Excursion