A. B. Combs Leadership Magnet Elementary embodies a learning-centered model that strives for leadership development in its students based on Dr. Stephen Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. It is the only magnet school to have been honored as the #1 Magnet School in America, in 2006 and then in 2014. The leadership model at A.B. Combs gained widespread recognition in 2008 through Dr. Covey’s book The Leader in Me, and since the program’s conception in 1999, it has been replicated in over 2,400 schools around the world. In 2017, A.B. Combs was honored to receive the first Leader in Me Legacy Award presented by FranklinCovey.