From staff reports
Battery Creek High School (BCHS) has been certified and named as a Leader in Me Lighthouse School by FranklinCovey Education based on the quality of the school’s student leadership programming modeled after the best-selling book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.”
“We have seen amazing results from implementing the Leader in Me process at our school, such as increased student voice, empowered student actions, and decreased behavioral challenges,” Principal Chad Cox said in a release. “For example, a student who formally struggled with peers is now one of our top student leaders, has started a business, and as a result is an inspiration to other students.”
Being named a Lighthouse School demonstrates the extraordinary impact BCHS is having on staff, students, parents, and the greater community.
“This process has not only had a significant impact on individual students, but on all of our students,” said Cox. “And, we expect to see greater results over time.”
“We are thrilled to recognize BCHS as a Leader in Me Lighthouse School,” FranklinCovey Education President Sean Covey said. “BCHS has experienced transformational results by implementing the principles and practices related to Leader in Me. And, we are so pleased and honored to be their partner and to celebrate the success they are experiencing.”
Since its official launch almost a decade ago, nearly 5,000 public, private, and charter schools across 50 countries have adopted the Leader in Me process, with nearly 600 schools having achieved the prestigious Lighthouse Certification. Notably, Battery Creek is only the third high school in the world to become Lighthouse Certified.
BCHS will maintain the Lighthouse Certification for two years and will continue to foster its growth and proficiency in exemplifying a leadership culture and principles. At the end of the two years, BCHS will recertify its Lighthouse Certification through a virtual self-assessment, describing and celebrating its growth and accomplishments since its original Lighthouse designation.
Three Leader in Me elementary schools in the district have previously earned the Lighthouse School distinction: Coosa, Joseph S. Shanklin, and Michael C. Riley.