At Health Leadership, we ask students to take big risks both academically and personally. High expectations require high levels of support, thus a 360-degree model of support is a priority of our educational program.
The student support team works to foster an environment of Positive Youth Development. Specifically, we work to help young people reach their highest potential by promoting a school culture that is safe, has structure, and promoting positive social norms.
We work hard to develop strong, meaningful and supportive relationships with students and we hope you realize how valuable our time with you has been and how proud we all are of your growth and accomplishments!
We celebrate our students’ achievements and their projects while awakening the great importance of a meaningful, powerful and rigorous teaching and learning through our HLHS family where leaders are made!
Project-Based Learning is essential to all learning process. It has never been emphasized in such a magnitude in today’s schools around the world, though every learning process has involved “PBL” in a conventional classroom in an example-based mode. PBL is not only a style, but an ability.
Each student’s journey typically includes real-world experiences that deepen their project work, including internships, shadow-ships, and industry-recognized credentials. Projects culminate in Exhibitions, which provide students with the crucial opportunity to demonstrate and reflect on their learning before an authentic audience. Through our student-centered model, as well as our deep connections with community partners, HLHS students learn to take leadership both within and beyond the classroom walls by developing their skills in a real-world context, and applying their efforts to addressing needs and problems in their communities.
At Health Leadership, the Student Support Team takes the form of three full-time School Social Workers that includes the Director of Student Support who are available to students, families, and staff. Any student, parent or community member is welcome to visit with the Student Support Team.
We work to foster an environment of Positive Youth Development. Specifically, we work to help young people reach their highest potential while working to reduce/prevent them from engaging in risky behaviors. This is done by promoting a school culture that is safe, has structure, and promoting positive social norms. We work to develop strong meaningful supportive relationships with students and their Advisors and giving students responsibilities and meaningful challenges through our project based instructional model. We want our students to feel and realize they are a valuable resource to our school. At HLHS, it is important that we foster a sense of belonging and promote ample opportunities to build student’s skills around social/emotional wellness.
Community Engagement is one of the 3 pillars that is embedded in the instructional model at Health Leadership High School. We believe that working together with our community provides students an authentic way to gain knowledge and deepen learning. Part of the Health Leadership mission is to support student growth, develop relationships within the community and ultimately improve the quality of education. Community Engagement shifts our thinking from what students should do, to thinking about what we as a community can create.