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The Reagan Leadership Academy (formerly the Air Force One Discovery Center) is an immersive, game-based, simulation that builds leadership and communication skills for participants of all ages. This award-winning program has been recognized for its excellence by both the American Alliance of Museums and the California Association of Museums, and is now available across the country as a Virtual Field Trip and Learning Experience. 

  • Build leadership skills
  • Develop team communication
  • Based on historic events
  • Focus on information literacy
  • Learn to make informed decisions

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For less than the cost of a school bus, you can bring this award winning experience to your classroom, no matter where you are. We have limited availability, so book your school today!

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Scholarships Available

Through the generosity of the Larry and Helen Hoag Foundation, we have scholarships available to support Title 1 schools. If you are interested, apply here.

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FAQs 

Looking for more information about the program. Here are some of the most common questions.

Technical Requirements:  What technology is required in order to participate in this virtual session?
The Reagan Leadership Academy uses Zoom Video Conferencing which requires each student to have a computer and WiFi. Each student will need to have access to Zoom with video and audio capabilities.

Chaperone Policy: Are chaperones required, even though it is offered online?
Yes. For the safety and security of our staff as well as the students, we require an adult associated with the school to be present in each module. This means that we must require one chaperone for every 15 students.  Each chaperone will need to be on his/her own computer and muted.

Class Size: How many students are you able to accommodate in each session? 
We are able to accommodate classes ranging from 5-45 students. Each module is limited to 15 students so that we are able to engage and provide a meaningful experience for all students. We can offer up to 3 modules per session. 

Scholarships: Are there scholarships available?
Yes. Access for all students is incredibly important to our team. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we have the ability to offer the Virtual Reagan Leadership Academy at no cost to qualified schools. Simply fill out the application and submit to academy@reaganfoundation.org.

Special Needs:  Can you accommodate special needs and/or English Language Learners? 
Yes, all of our educators are credentialed educators.  Our educators can modify the discussion as needed in order to provide the best possible experience for all students.  Closed Captioning is available.

Special Needs Aides:  What if there is a student who requires an aide? 
Special Needs Aides are welcome to help his/her student and are not included in the chaperone count.  Please let us know ahead of time, so we can make the accommodations necessary.

Booking: Are you able to reserve a time and date for your classroom via email?
All booking is done on a first-come, first-served basis through our booking portal. Payment is required at the time of booking to secure your spot.