Many of our best leaders are not rich or famous. They are people who set goals and work toward them. Leaders do things like create businesses and jobs for other people. Leaders contribute to their communities and regions at every level. Some even rise to national leadership.
Such leaders act on principles. History shows that principled leaders create positive, resilient change. They move society forward more effectively than any other group. Conversely, unprincipled leaders damage society and move it backward, creating great harm along the way.
Each of our students have within them the seeds of principled leadership. In the right environment, with the right nourishment, these seeds will sprout and grow. We expect our students to become the leaders who will help make the world a better place.
Our leadership program is the soil in which our students are planted and nourished. In this environment, we teach three critical skills that all great leaders must master:
- How to make and keep commitments
- How to manage time, tasks, and energy
- How to start and nurture healthy relationships
These three skills are easy to state but hard to master. To help students master them, we created a series of eight semester-long leadership courses. These courses help prepare our students for college. They nurture student passion for learning. And they clarify what students must do to lead productive, meaningful lives. At the end of each school year all students are enrolled in a 3 week Leadership Block Course. This is the capstone leadership course and includes teaching humanitarian service. 2018 Theme is Fortitude and Optimism.
Students must complete six of the eight courses to graduate.
Leadership Courses (High School)
|Courses||Recommended Grade||Credit||Delivery Format||Prerequisites|
|Personal Leadership A||9||0.5||Live/*Self-Paced||None|
|Personal Leadership B||9||0.5||Live/**Self-Paced||Personal Leadership A|
|Social Leadership A||10||0.5||Live/Self-Paced||None|
|Social Leadership B||10||0.5||Live/Self-Paced||Social Leadership A|
|Student Body Leadership A||10-12||0.5||Live||A current student body leadership position|
|Student Body Leadership B||10-12||0.5||Live||A current student body leadership position|
**Please note that the Self-Paced version of Personal Leadership B does not include Fit for Life.