Landmark Leadership Academy students experienced the importance of trust and team in a recent class on Teamwork.
Landmark Leadership Academy offers Intentional Leadership Development
"Leadership does not just happen, it must be intentionally developed," believes Landmark Christian School headmaster, Matt Skinner. Two years ago, Landmark began to research the concept of training students to be leaders. "We searched over 2000 schools nationwide," reports High School Dean of Students Mike Titus, "and what we found was that intentional leadership training in our schools (both public and private), is a rarity."
In response to this void, and with the help of community leaders, the concept and curriculum of the Landmark Leadership Academy curriculum has been developed. Through the Academy, Landmark high school students will be given the opportunity to learn the skills and principles of effective servant leadership from some of Atlanta's most successful business leaders. Enrolled students will meet once a weekly during their activity period.
Nationally recognized speaker, Tim Elmore, recently kicked-off the Leadership Academy to the Landmark high school students during a two-day seminar. Elmore and other speakers introduced students to various leadership concepts such as mentoring, personal vision, decision-making, time management, creative thinking and becoming a maximum man/woman of excellence.
The response was been overwhelming. Over 160 students have signed up to be a part of the new program, according to program coordinator, Mike Titus. After attending the conference, Scott Chartier, a senior at Landmark realized "I am not living up to my full potential, I have been willing to settle for less, but I will not settle anymore". Senior Amanda Broussard feels that she has the potential for leadership, but acknowledges, "I need to be trained and this is a great opportunity".
The Landmark Leadership Academy is a year long, voluntary program available to students in grades 9-12. The purpose of the Academy is to teach students the Biblical principles of servant leadership, assist in developing leadership skills, and provide opportunities to apply the principles and skills learned. Students completing the courses will receive credit, which will be recorded and sent to prospective colleges and universities as part of their official transcript.
"Cultivating servant leaders is one of the strategic goals that Landmark has adopted, in our quest to become the best possible Christian school," Headmaster Skinner explained. Landmark Christian School partners with Christian families to pursue and nurture excellence in the spiritual, academic, artistic, physical, and social growth of our students. They offer a comprehensive, academically rigorous K4-12 education within a non-denominational, Christ-centered worldview. For more information on the Landmark Leadership Academy, visit landmarkchristianschool.org or contact Mike Titus, firstname.lastname@example.org, 770-306-0647 x256.