• Welcome to Our Journey to Success!

    Journey to Success is the character-building program that binds together everything we teach, practice, and celebrate here at the Northeast Academy Arts Magnet School.

    Built on the foundation of legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden's Pyramid of Success, our program teaches all members of our school community to strive daily for their personal best. "Success is happiness in your heart because you made the effort, 100%, to do your best!"

    Included in Coach Wooden's pyramid are essential character traits such as determination, friendship, self-control, and team spirit. With support from our partner Harper for Kids, Northeast Academy focuses its lessons and messages each month on one or two of these building blocks in the Pyramid of Success. In time, these blocks build up our students' understanding of what it really takes to fulfill their potential.

    Harper for Kids is a children's nonprofit organization founded by Tim & Peanut Louie Harper. Its mission is to teach children the important life skills they need to achieve their personal best in life, and to help schools incorporate Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success into their character education.

    We are excited about working with Harper for Kids to enhance our Journey to Success program at NEA — in and out of the classrooms.


    Explore the Journey
    to Success at Home!

    Purchase your copy of Inch and Miles: The Journey to Success at Bank Square Books.

    Read our Inch and Miles PowerPoint presentation.

    Self-Control & Poise


    Alertness & Skill


    Hard Work


    Cooperation & Loyalty


    Fitness & Action








    Team Work & Enthusiasm


    Watch all of our Journey to Success videos here.
    Learn about legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden.


    What Is the Professor's Class?

    Each month, every classroom teacher — including  Art, Music, Library and PE — will recognize a student for exhibiting the attribute/s of the month. They will be awarded a Professor’s Class certificate, hear their name announced over the intercom, be featured on the bulletin board, and participate in a school-wide video for assemblies.