One common concern for high school students who choose to learn outside of the traditional high school environment is that they may not be able to join (and start) clubs, hold leadership positions, and gain volunteer hours and letters of recommendation that will make them stronger applicants for college. Some students in this situation also worry that they may not possess the study skills to excel in college classes, whether they choose to take community college courses as high school students or want to be working at a high level for when they attend a 4-year university. Another concern is finding a supportive community of like-minded teens. This course has been created to fill these needs.
This course/council is intended to span the full year and provides a wonderful opportunity for high school students who are interested in developing life skills and study skills, volunteerism, participating in clubs, potentially holding office in the student council, and earning other experience that can prepare them for success as a high schooler and potential college applicant. It provides valuable workshops, activities, and experience that can help with college applications as well as high school and community college coursework in addition to success in life during and beyond high school. The class consists of lessons and workshops as well as group coaching through volunteer activities, student council involvement, and more. Among other things, it will include help with the following:
- A mix of lessons to teach skills and activities to put those skills into action
- 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
- 8 Keys to Stress Management
- Study Skills
- Goal-Setting and Goal-Attainment
- Racking and Tracking Volunteer Hours
- Creating Digital Portfolios/Online Resume’s
- Starting and Running Clubs
- Leadership, Communication Skills and Conflict Resolution
- SAT/ACT Planning
One of the main benefits of this course is to allow the opportunity for student leadership and to help students gain experiences that they may not be able to find outside of traditional high school. The course is slightly longer than other classes to offer the extra time for activities and clubs in addition to workshops and educational discussions. Also, this course may be taken as an elective for high school credit–talk to us about it!
About the Teacher:
Lizzie Scott has worked with high school students for several years and knows what helps them grow as students and as people. She has recent personal experience with helping a senior through the process of successful college applications and knows what is required for them to have an edge. Both her kids have taken many community college classes as high schoolers and received high grades, and she knows what helps the most.
Cost: Discounted rate of $300/semester for the 3 hour class and council guidance
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