College Preparation & Community Service
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/ enrichment hours, and 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.
|Subject / Area||Requirement||Program Highlights|
|Advisory||2 Years||4 Years of Academic Advising and Advocacy|
|English||4 Years||In Senior Year, AP English Offered|
|History||2 Years||In Senior Year, AP World History Offered|
|Lab Science||2 Years|
|Leadership||2 Years||In Addition to Ninth and Twelfth Grade Classes, Student Earn Leadership Credits Through Week Without Walls, Orientation Days, and Electives|
|Math||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|