Highland Park Elementary School recently earned Lighthouse School status from Franklin Covey Education for the school’s Leader In Me program. All grade levels at Highland Park have been involved in the Leader In Me program since 2013.
To earn this status, a school must meet or exceed standards defined through the program including teach leadership principles, create a leadership culture, align academic systems toward student-led achievement and maintain measurable results.
The Leader In Me is a school transformation process based on Franklin Covey’s “Seven Habits” principles. Through the program, students learn 21st century leadership and life skills. The Leader In Me is based on the idea that each child can be a leader.
Highland Park Elementary is the second Lee’s Summit R-7 school to earn the Lighthouse School status. Pleasant Lea Elementary received this honor in 2016. Prairie View Elementary is currently in its second year implementing the Leader in Me philosophy.