Available to students in 10th, 11th and 12th grade, our yearlong Student Leadership course focuses on developing students as leaders who nurture the Spartan Family and build a positive school climate for our community. Rooted in the mission of De La Salle, the course seeks to develop student's personal and executive leadership skills through research, active learning, collaboration, team building, project management, and reflection. Students will design and implement diverse and inclusive student-focused experiences that promote Spartan Pride through leadership, service, spirit, and fun. The course requires students to be available during lunch break and community time. It is open to anyone interested in building their leadership skills and serving the school community. Members of class council, club officers, and OnBoard! leaders are strongly encouraged to enroll.
In addition to the service and philanthropy efforts that permeate our school, we also offer a Service Leadership course that uses the Multiplying Good (formerly known as Jefferson Awards Students in Action) curriculum to help students develop as leaders, set goals for improving their communities, engage others in service, and have a positive, measurable impact on the world. The course meets during the 7th period and students learn the skills of fundraising, marketing, media relations, proposal writing, project management, and impact documentation by coordinating several high-visibility, school-wide, and community-wide service projects and events.
Our Lasallian Leadership course offers the knowledge, skills, and opportunities to create, plan, and run various Campus Ministry programs throughout the school year. Students will learn the essentials of liturgical theology and how to implement powerful liturgies and prayer experiences for their peers. Participants will also learn essential leadership skills like project management, peer engagement, liturgical messaging, and collaboration. A big emphasis of this course is on theological reflection so that the students can better discern their gifts and talents, and how they can use these to serve God and others. Everything about the course is done through the lens of our Lasallian Catholic charism.