Ahead Leadership – Curriculum


Leadership Seminars 2017-18sm_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.



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 16 — Setting Goals for the Future

October 21 — Living with Authority

November 18 — The Importance of Friendship

December 16 — Relationships and Dating

January 20 — Staying Focused

February 10 — Effective Studying

March 17 — True Manliness

April 21 — Conflict Resolution

May 19 — What Makes You Happy?



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 16 – College Application. Now? Yes.

October 21 – Grades and My Future

November 18 –  Extracurriculars: Success Outside the Classroom

December 16 – Career Insights: Which One is for Me?

January 20 – You are What You Read

February 10 – Holding Down a Summer Job

March 17 – Character and Maturity

April 21 – A Life of Service

May 19 – Am I a Leader?



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 16 – Order

October 21 – Loyalty

November 18 –  Justice

December 16 – Self-Discipline

January 20 – Fortitude

February 10 – Friendship

March 17 – Summer Plans

April 21 – Importance of Self-Knowledge

May 19 -Importance of Liberal Arts



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 16 – The Good Man I – Who is he?

October 21 – The Good Man II – How does he act?

November 18 – The Good Man II – Can he know the truth?

December 16 – The Good Life I – What do we live for?

January 20 – The Good Life II – Is friendship a key part?

February 10 – The good Life III – What is intellectual life?

March 17 – How can religion help the intellectual life?

April 21 – How should I think about dating in college?

May 19 – How do I succeed in college?



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.

Application can be downloaded here: AHEAD  (hard copy, not electronic)