Courses and Requirements

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Leadership is a college-preparatory school, and all students who graduate from LHS have fulfilled the requirements for both the UC and CSU systems. Across the disciplines, LHS staff members seek to balance more progressive teaching strategies, which are linked to student engagement and motivation, with more traditional strategies, which are required for success in higher education.

Graduates must also perform 70 hours of community service, have documented academic support/ enrichement hours, amd demonstrate mastery of our School Wide Outcomes through graduation portfolios and exhibitions. The combination of traditional academic coursework and leadership curricula prepares students to lead themselves toward self-sufficiency and their communities toward greater justice and equity.

Graduation Requirements

Subject/ Area Requirement Program Highlights
Advisory 2 years 4 years of academic advising and advocacy
Art 1 year
English 4 years In senior year, AP English offered
History 2 years In senior year, AP World History offered
Lab Science 2 years In senior year, AP Biology offered
Leadership 2 years In addition to ninth and twelfth grade classes, student earn leadership credits through Week Without Walls, Retreats, and annual Teach-Ins
Mathematics 3 years In senior year, AP Calculus offered
Physical Education 1 year Students may earn credits through Week Without Walls, Sessions, participating on a sports team, or taking part in extra-curricular athletics in or out of school.
Language 2 years Six levels of Spanish offered, including AP Spanish
Community Service 70 hours

High School Exit Exam

Proficiency in English and Mathematics

LHS students consistently score above State and District averages

Senior Portfolio Defense

12th Grade Outcome

Supported over four years through advisory and leadership classes

Senior Exhibition

12th Grade Outcome Supported over four years through advisory and leadership classes