Leadership’s Promise


Leadership’s Promise

Leadership High School’s promise is simple: prepare every student for success in college and adult life.  

Ready for College

All Leadership students take a rigorous college-preparatory program. 100% of our graduates meet or exceed course eligibility requirements of the University of California and California State University Systems. (Compared to a state-wide rate of 40%.) Most students take multiple Advanced Placement courses. All students receive individualized college and scholarship application support.

Ready for Adult Life and Work

Leadership has designed its program to ensure that young people develop not only traditional academic skills needed for success in college but also broad human skills needed for success and satisfaction in adult work and life.

We call these skills our School Wide Outcomes (SWOs). They are:

  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Social Responsibility

Leadership graduates internalize the critical thinking, communication, personal responsibility, and social responsibility needed to be resilient and competitive in college and to lead themselves and their communities toward justice and self-reliance.

In order to graduate, all students compile and defend a portfolio of work showing their personal development in these four SWOs. We believe that young adults with these skills will be ready to lead themselves to success and prepared to take on meaningful leadership in our community.