The Mission of the Bishop Hendricken Leadership Academy is to provide challenging, varied and experiential leadership opportunities for our students. Through a project based curriculum we will challenge our students to provide realistic and applicable solutions to real issues. The Leadership Academy is rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ, and the Charism of Blessed Edmund Rice, and our aim is to form servant leaders who are conscious of their own self-worth fashioned in the image of God, confident in the power of the Gospel to meet the challenges of the future and committed to responsible decision making in the service of the common good.
Participation by Grade
Grade 8 & Freshman – Seminars
Students will attend quarterly seminars administered by our leadership students. Topics will include team building, advocacy, project-based leadership, and presentations by guest speakers.
Sophomores – Character Leadership
Sophomores will focus on character leadership, and more specifically, identify and plan to address school-related issues. The course is based on nine leadership characteristics: attitude, preparation, perseverance, respect, honesty, integrity, courage, empathy, and ethics.
Juniors & Seniors – Organizational Leadership
Juniors and seniors will focus on organizational leadership, and more specifically, identify and plan to address a national or international problem using our school’s mission and the Essential Elements of Blessed Edmund Rice as a guide. The course will challenge students to use the following techniques to become effective leaders: organization, ethics, advocacy, and strategic planning.