Leadership High School (LHS) is a leadership development and diversity awareness program for outstanding high school leaders in the Lone Star College System Service Area. The program is offered at no cost to the participant.
The community-based program, sponsored by Lone Star College and Leadership North Houston, offers high school sophomores and juniors the opportunity to become better informed of the critical issues affecting the community where they live and work. The program also provides a unique opportunity to help prepare area youth for responsible citizenship while they develop crucial leadership skills.
Leadership High School students will be placed in one of three groups based on the school district where their high school is located: LHS-Montgomery County; LHS-North Houston; LHS-Northwest.
LHS-Montgomery County houses Conroe ISD, Magnolia ISD, Montgomery ISD, New Caney ISD, Splendora ISD, and Willis ISD.
LHS-Northwest includes Cypress Fairbanks ISD, Klein ISD, Tomball ISD, and Waller ISD.
Participants are challenged during each monthly session to examine their own leadership actions and aspirations and to learn first-hand the leadership stories and practices of key decision makers within the Region. The program begins in October with an orientation session followed by a leadership skills retreat and continues with monthly sessions through April. Curriculum is based on The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership in The Student Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner.The program also provides students with an opportunity to gain an appreciation for giving back through the completion of a community service project.
The program goals are:
Develop a fundamental understanding of leadership and the skills manifested in effective leaders
Identify personal leadership style and ability
Increase understanding of leader's role in the local community
Learn how to initiate change in the community
Make new acquaintances from the North Houston Region
Understand the need for positive student leaders in the community