In Leadership students shape school culture by reflecting on important issues and planning special projects. Each week, for forty minutes, students tackle topics like school pride, inclusion and diversity, school-wide celebrations, creating a positive class and school environment, experiential off-campus trips (Yosemite, Ashland, Israel), and starting new clubs, electives or programs. Students also work on their service learning projects. They experience their school as a place where action and ongoing improvement are core values – and they truly make a difference.
Students meet in advisory groups for twenty minutes each week. They learn listening, empathy and problem solving skills in a safe environment. Here, students have a place to share issues or challenges. Each advisory group sets a structure for participation so each student has the opportunity to respond or share a new perspective.