Leader in Me Lighthouse School Certification
According to The Leader in Me website, "Becoming a Lighthouse School is a recognition schools earn because they have produced outstanding results in school and student outcomes through implementing The Leader in Me with fidelity."
The Lighthouse designation is given to schools that have demonstrated the following:
- The campus environment reinforces the leadership model by displaying leadership language that emphasizes individual worth and potential in hallways and classrooms.
- Teachers integrate leadership language into school curriculum and instruction.
- Staff collaborates and works together to effectively build a culture of leadership.
- Students are provided with meaningful student leadership roles and responsibilities, such as mentor, public speaker, school tour guide and greeter.
- Parents are given opportunities to learn the Leader in Me model and the 7 Habits and are involved in activities that support the leadership model.
- Systems are in place to set and track schoolwide, classroom and personal goals.
- Leadership events are held to allow students to practice their leadership skills (public speaking, sharing data, confident greetings, etc.) with community business partners, parents and other educators.
- The school leadership team meets regularly and oversees school-wide implementation of the leadership model with the help of students, staff, parents and community members.
- Measureable improvements in teacher engagement, parent satisfaction, student behavior and academic alignment are shown by comparing baseline data with the tracking of ongoing data.