College Preparation & Community Service

Leadership is a college-preparatory school, and all students who graduate from LHS have fulfilled the requirements for both the UC and CSU systems. Across the disciplines, LHS staff members seek to balance more progressive teaching strategies, which are linked to student engagement and motivation, with more traditional strategies, which are required for success in higher education.

Graduates must also perform 70 hours of community service, have documented academic support/ enrichment hours, and demonstrate mastery of our School Wide Outcomes through graduation portfolios and exhibitions. The combination of traditional academic coursework and leadership curricula prepares students to lead themselves toward self-sufficiency and their communities toward greater justice and equity.

Graduation Requirements

Subject / Area Requirement Course Offerings
History/Social Science 3 Years World History
US History
Economy & Government
English 4 Years English 9
English 10
English 11
AP English Language
English 12
AP English Literature
Science 2 Years Health
Biology
Chemistry
Mathematics 3 Years (4 recommended) Algebra 1
Geometry
Algebra 2
Pre-Calculus
World Language 2 Years (3 recommended) Beginning Spanish I & II
Advanced Spanish I & II
AP Spanish Language
AP Spanish Literature
Visual Arts 1 Year Fine Arts
Electives Dependent on credits Psychology
AP Human Geography
3rd Year Spanish Course
Leadership Specific Courses 4 Years Advisory 9-12
Leadership 1 (Ethnic Studies)
Advanced Leadership