Leadership Academy

Applications for Academy Class 30 (2019-2020) are now open!

1. Complete Online Application Here

2. Turn in Parent / Guardian Form

3. Turn in Recommendation Form 

Applications for the Academy program will be open until April 1, 2019 at 5pm. If you would like to view a PDF of the entire application, please click here. If you have any difficulties completing the application or questions about the Academy program, please contact us at 417-986-2884 or info@leadershipspringfield.org.


Established in 1990 as way of expanding Leadership Springfield’s reach to a younger generation. The Academy is open to juniors from Springfield public and private high schools as well as homeschool students who reside within the Springfield Public Schools district. Thirty-two students are selected each year for a program that is modeled after the Signature Class. For a look at a program day with the Academy students, click here.

The program goals of the academy are:

  • To provide exposure to community structure and issues
  • To provide interaction between developing leaders and the established leaders of today
  • To develop personal skills needed for future roles as leaders
  • To emphasize the importance of community service
  • To harness the enthusiasm of youth to help solve local problems