Ahead Leadership – Curriculum
The Ahead Seminar schedule calls for one seminar day per month with an additional weekend opportunity for make-up classes, extra mentoring, and tutoring.
CURRICULUM | 8th GRADERS
Eighth graders are faced with decisions that will lay foundations for their lives. Students need to be aware of these decisions and how they are made so that they can choose wisely.
September 17 — Setting Goals for the Future
October 15 — Living with Authority
November 19 — The Importance of Friendship
December 17 — Relationships and Dating
January 21 — Staying Focused
February 11 — Effective Studying
March 18 — True Manliness
April 15 — Conflict Resolution
May 20 — What Makes You Happy?
CURRICULUM | FRESHMEN
A college application is a reflection of one’s actions during freshman-junior years. Freshmen should know what colleges want to see. Even more, they should know why character is important for success in college and in life.
September 17 – College Application. Now? Yes.
October 15 – Grades and My Future
November 19 – Extracurriculars: Success Outside the Classroom
December 17 – Career Insights: Which One is for Me?
January 21 – You are What You Read
February 11 – Holding Down a Summer Job
March 18 – Character and Maturity
April 15 – A Life of Service
May 20 – Am I a Leader?
CURRICULUM | SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS
High school is the time to begin thinking about career interests. It is also the time to develop the habits of effective speaking and critical thinking that are essential for success in college and the workplace. Sophomores and Juniors will attend talks by professionals on topics such as:
September 17 – Order
October 15 – Loyalty
November 19 – Justice
December 17 – Self-Discipline
January 21 – Fortitude
February 11 – Friendship
March 18 – Summer Plans
April 15 – Importance of Self-Knowledge
May 20 -Importance of Liberal Arts
CURRICULUM | SENIORS
This seminar gives seniors an analysis of philosophical ideas that currently underlie the academics at most American universities. It is taught by a graduate student in humanities at UCLA and lets seniors experience a college-level class.
September 17 – Marriage and the Family
October 15 – A University Education
November 19 – Friendship
December 17 – Social Justice
January 21 – Living the Good Life (Ethics)
February 11 – Truth and Relativism
March 18 – Appreciating Beauty (Aesthetics)
April 15 – Public Speaking
May 20 – How the Media Shapes Public Opinion
Look inside you before you look outside yourself, strive to grow in things that prepare you for leadership. A grown man should possess the following virtues: Order, Loyalty, Self-Discipline, Justice, Fortitude, Temperance, and Friendship. These virtues will be covered in short, practical talks.