Leadership has been succinctly described as influence. The ability to motivate others to work toward a worthy goal is an important life skill and one that enables a Christian to experience the full expression of individual giftedness. Southside Christian School offers a variety of opportunities for students to develop as leaders.
The Student Council at SCS consists of officers elected by each high school class as well as student body officers. To retain these positions, students are required to enroll in a servant-leadership class that meets daily. Through a combination of guest speakers, leadership conferences, and off-site retreats, Student Council members learn the fundamentals of problem-solving, management, and project planning. With the guidance of the Upper School principal, they play a role in determining a unique theme for each year’s spiritual emphasis and are challenged to set an example of Christian commitment for the entire student body.
Student Council plans several school-wide events, developing within these emerging leaders a sense of responsibility and ownership for the school community. As they serve their fellow students, they gain experience managing multi-faceted projects and hone the leadership skills they will need to thrive in challenging colleges and competitive careers.