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Leader in Me Lighthouse School

T.H.E. Leadership Academy wrote and received a multi-year grant to implement the “Leader in Me” program which is based on the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Dr. Stephen Covey. The program teaches 21st century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader. We value supporting the social and emotional well-being of each child. With our “say yes” philosophy, students are the founders of their own clubs and activities. This program seeks to understand the strengths, interests and values of every student. We will celebrate these strengths to build leaders and create programs that tap into the talents of our students. We continue to build a school-wide culture based on these seven habits and implement a common language that seeks community and confidence in all.  Parent workshops will be offered throughout the year so families can learn about the habits being practiced at school.  We welcome you to attend and learn!


Seven Habits:

  1. Be proactive

  2. Begin with the end in mind

  3. Put first things first

  4. Think win-win

  5. Seek first to understand, then to be understood

  6. Synergize

  7. Sharpen the saw

Apple Distinguished School

We embrace technology at T.H.E. Leadership Academy by putting tools in students’ hands.  iPads are the perfect digital learning companion, and we proudly offer students in every grade level the opportunity to engage with these powerful tools. The Mission of the Vista Unified School District is to inspire every student to persevere as a critical thinker who collaborates to solve real world problems.  We seek to actualize this mission by providing rich experiences for our students. When you walk into T.H.E. Leadership Academy classrooms, you feel the energy as young students research topics, create interactive projects, and share them with their classmates. Activities like these give our students real-world, problem-solving experiences and ownership of their learning, while building global competencies. At T.H.E. Leadership Academy, iPads inspire creativity and make a real difference in student learning, thereby opening doors to the future.