B the Difference Leadership Retreat--All
Student Leadership Challenge Kick-off
Learn more about yourself, your leadership style and how to tap into your God-given talents to improve your school and community.
Leadership development, teamwork, college and career planning, philanthropy/community needs
Leadership development, communication skills, networking, career shadowing
Leadership development, teamwork, time management, senior project
Senior Capstone Project
The Scholar-Leader Capstone Project is designed to encourage students to think critically, solve challenging problems, and develop skills such as oral communication, public speaking, research skills, media literacy, teamwork, planning, self-sufficiency, or goal setting—i.e., skills that will help prepare them for college, modern careers, and adult life.
The project must be chosen by the group in May of their junior year, and must be approved by the Scholar-Leader moderators. Projects must impact a non-profit (can include a school), must be able to be accomplished by graduation, results must be measurable, and must be big enough to involve all members of the group. If funding is necessary, group must raise funds to support the project. Members will need to make a final presentation to a panel of faculty and administrators about the project and the project results, relating elements of the project to the five practices of exemplary leadership.
Meetings of the Full SLA
*Total of 6. Scheduled every other month. Dates and times subject to change with advance notice.
*Total of 4. Scheduled every other month. Dates and times subject to change with advance notice.
-Sophomores: Little Theater
-Juniors: Room 010
At several meetings throughout the year, the Scholar Leader Academy will host a guest speaker to address the topic of leadership from his or her unique career vantage point. Scholar Leaders will work in small groups to identify and analyze the key leadership themes of each address.
The Scholar Leader Academy tutoring program was established in 2013 as a service project for SLA. Scholar Leaders are required to participate in the program and offer tutoring to fellow students. In 2014, members of the National Honor Society teamed with the SLA to expand the number of available tutors.
Students are referred to the SLA Tutoring program by a teacher or guidance counselor. Tutoring services are offered in all core subject areas in addition to organization and study skills. Referrals and scheduling are all handled online through the Badin website. Teachers and counselors work with Scholar Leaders to determine tutoring goals and objectives based on teacher recommendations.
Tutoring sessions are held before and after school to accommodate transportation and scheduling challenges. When a student is referred to the SLA tutoring program, parents will be notified by the referring teacher or guidance counselor. Students receiving tutoring assistance must consistently attend scheduled tutoring sessions. If a student must cancel tutoring due to illness or transportation issues, 24 hours notice must be given by emailing the tutor. If appropriate notice is not given, the student will be in jeopardy of losing tutoring services. Parents will be notified if a student misses a tutoring session. Students who repeatedly miss tutoring sessions will be excused from the program.
Joshua Mears, Moderator
Angela Bucheit, Guidance Counselor, last names A-K
Brion Treadway, Guidance Counselor, last names L-Z