The AAPLE Academy was founded and stands on three fundamental pillars: Academic Leadership, Leadership Development, and Service of Community. Academic leadership is primary to the mission of the Academy as Academic Leaders create a school culture that celebrates academic excellence. The AAPLE Academy fundamentally believe that Leadership on a school campus begins in the classroom. Our vision is that by emphasizing and celebrating academic leadership school culture will embrace the value of academic performance and that this rising tide will raise all ships. To this end, AAPLE’s mission is to offer the most rigorous four-year academic pathway at San Marcos in a way that prepares and positions students for top-tier college admission.