Do you think developing leadership skills in students is important? Well, the administration at Upper St. Clair School District does! The national award-winning USC Elementary Leadership Academy is back! This year's Academy, open to students entering into 4th grade, will be held from July 22 through July 26 at Boyce Middle School. Applications will be available on this site on Thursday, April 25, and must be returned with payment by Tuesday, May 14.
Recently this year, the Upper St. Clair School District has been selected as a first place winner in the Magna Awards program sponsored by the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) American School Board Journal (ASBJ). The Magna Awards recognize districts across the country for outstanding programs that advance student learning and encourage community involvement in schools. Upper St. Clair was one of fifteen schools to receive a first place award. ASBJ initiated the Magna Awards in 1995 to recognize school boards for taking bold and innovative steps to improve their educational programs. An independent panel of school board members, administrators, and other educators selected the winners from nearly 300 submissions.
During the academy, students will gain exposure to age-appropriate leadership concepts and practices. Through experiential learning strategies, group projects, and hands-on activities, students will experience the application of leadership skills, building confidence in their abilities and enhancing their capacity to serve in leadership roles.
Looking forward to the workshop!
The USCSD Elementary Student Leadership Mission Statement
"Building Learning and Leadership to Last"
The USCSD Elementary Student Leadership Academy Vision
The USC Elementary Leadership Academy will provide hands-on activities and reflection opportunities, promoting the cornerstones of commitment, teamwork, integrity, and courage through the actions of leadership.