ISP Leadership Education and Development Academy
The ILEAD Academy is an intensive leadership development course for students who have completed their freshman, sophomore or junior year in high school, and who are between 15 and 17 years old. The schedule is demanding. Each day starts at 5:00 am with a structured class or activity to promote physical fitness and wraps up at 10:00 pm with an activity that promotes esprit de corps. The hours in between are filled with a variety of classroom and practical learning, including a daylong trip to the Idaho Capitol Mall and short, local excursions focused on providing community service. All activities are supervised by mentors who are graduates of the Idaho State Police Advanced Training Academy. The ratio of staff to students is approximately six students to every one staff member.