At Pinewood, we subscribe to the belief that every student can lead.
We believe that leadership skills are developed through a lifelong process. Our goal is to equip each student with a collection of skills and abilities, and to make them aware of how the actions they choose in a given situation will impact those around them. Pinewood’s Leadership Institute emphasizes seven core elements which each student is exposed to in direct ways:
- Personal Mastery
- Moral Foundation
- Communication Skills
- Goal Setting Problem Solving
- Self Awareness
- Inspiring & Motivating Others
It is our goal to enhance mastery of the core elements through the four major components of the Leadership Institute: Leadership Courses; Experiential Education; Community Service; and Leadership Opportunities.
Our emphasis on active citizenship and servant leadership helps students begin to understand this leadership paradigm. It is not about seeking power, but asking, “How can I be of help?” We also aim to develop within each student a strong moral foundation and ethical lens.
A key piece of the experiential education component for each student will be participating in an internship in a career interest area. We believe the internship experience will provide unique opportunities that will facilitate self- discovery, enhance leadership skills, and help students define their own educational goals by identifying areas of interest through hands-on, experiential learning in career interest areas.
As part of their graduation requirement, every Pinewood student will participate in the leadership program each year in some way:
- All High School students must successfully complete a half credit of Leadership Institute Courses prior to graduation.
- All High School students are required to complete community service hours as outlined in the student handbook.
- All High School students are required to complete a field internship of 30 hours prior to graduation.
Students and families interested in learning more about the Leadership Institute should contact Babette Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org.