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Learning Recommendations: Mandatory for those holding a position as an ASB Elected Officer, an ASB Appointed Officer, Class Council President, or Class Council Vice President. Other officers may be permitted as space and programs warrant.

General Description: By planning, implementing and evaluating original school-wide and community projects, this course challenges student officers to define their leadership styles and develop their interpersonal skills. Officers represent student opinion to administration, staff, other schools, community committees and parents, as well as receive input from those entities. The projects require time outside of the class period. Students will develop techniques in time management, communication, goal-setting, reflection and evaluation.

Content: The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to be successful leaders. This may include, but is not limited to:

  • Communicate effectively one-on-one and in a group, demonstrating competence with written and oral communication.
  • Assess the leadership needs of a group, serve as an effective role model, and utilize different leadership styles as needed.
  • Identify, assess and evaluate the values and characteristics strong leaders possess.
  • Work cooperatively as a team member, recognizing each person has value and talent, while holding them responsible for working towards a goal.
  • Recognize a need, research an issue, accept responsibility, take initiative and follow through on solving a problem.
  • Effectively plan, organize, conduct, and evaluate activities or projects.
  • Follow established procedures in conducting activities in the school and community, learning that the process is as important as the final product.
  • Develop authentic, accurate goals and identify a method to measure your progress toward reaching them.
  • Effectively manage time and resources.
  • Perform the duties of the office to which they were elected or appointed.

Strategies: A variety of strategies are used every year depending on the goals, projects and needs of the students and the school. These strategies may include, but are not limited to:

  • Differentiated instruction
  • Cooperative learning
  • Direct instruction
  • Self-directed learning
  • Service learning

Equipment to be provided by Student: None