Alpine Leadership Academy is anything but your average center for learning. This 2013 Bookmans School Challenge winner is a 2-year magnet learning program based out of Mount Elden Middle School in Flagstaff. In the 4 years since its inception, Alpine successfully created a curriculum focused on experiential learning using outdoor expeditions and community service projects. With their five core values of inquiry, community, stewardship, critical thinking and reflection, Alpine takes the classroom to natural spaces. Students enjoy numerous expeditions exploring the Colorado Plateau and the Coconino National Forest.