Culture of Leadership
Students apply the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens to their everyday life. These seven simple tips help teens navigate the pressures of teenager-hood. Students set goals and find ways to use their personal talents and skills through various leadership opportunities and coursework. All students complete leadership activities through their Monday Morning Leadership class which is held every Monday morning. Students also learn different leadership principles in their Leadership Electives courses.
Leadership Electives Continuum
The 6th grade Leaders for Life course teaches students about the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens and how to apply them in their daily lives. Our Junior Achievement partnership infused in this class, exposes students to different career paths and resume building.
The 7th grade Emerging Leaders course teaches students about financial literacy through our Junior Achievement partnership. They also complete the 7 Habits “Finding Your Voice” online curriculum.
The 8th grade Leadership Electives courses such as Leadership Seminar, Sociology, Global Entrepreneurship, etc. all provide our students opportunities to explore leadership in various ways and create a Leadership Capstone Project for a culminating presentation.
JROTC Students develop leadership skills by learning basic military skills. Students participate in an array of stationary skills, small unit drills, ceremonies, uniform inspections, physical training and community service.
Hurricane Shake -The Hurricane Shake is a competition that places an emphasis on teaching students manners, discipline, respect, and professional conduct. Prior to the competition, students learn the nuances of professional human interaction as they are taught skills such as how to give a proper handshake, how to “work a room,” how to give a successful interview, and how to remain composed under pressure. The goal is to prepare students so that they are able to present themselves exceptionally well for opportunities today as well as those that will come in the future. Top students from the Hurricane Shake competition are afforded the opportunity to attend the National Amazing Shake competition at the Ron Clark Academy, in Atlanta, Georgia.