Lone Star College Leadership High School prepares tomorrow’s leaders

Lone Star College Leadership High School is currently accepting applications for the 2022-23 year. Pictured are students from last year’s class.

Lone Star College Leadership High School (LHS) is currently accepting applications for the 2022-23 year. LHS is a leadership development and community awareness program for sophomore and junior high school students who attend public school and live in the LSC service area.

“Participating in Leadership High School can help boost a student’s college application to display work outside the conventional classroom,” said Kay Fitzsimons, LSC Leadership and Economic Development Executive Director. “It also provides them the opportunity to meet other like-minded students interested in developing leadership skills.”

LHS, offered by Lone Star College, is a program of study that allows students to identify and develop personal leadership skills and abilities and learn how to initiate positive change in the community. The program is offered at no cost and the deadline to apply is Sept. 23. Students and parents can visit LoneStar.edu/Leadership-HighSchool to learn more and apply.

“Students are taught important leadership skills which they can use for the rest of their lives,” said Fitzsimons.

LHS is scheduled to begin in October with an orientation followed by a series of engaging monthly sessions concluding with a Certificate Ceremony at the Lone Star Community Building April 23. These daylong sessions offer students the opportunity to interact with community leaders from various backgrounds and industries.

“We want them to understand the need for positive student leaders in the community,” said Fitzsimons. “The goal is to have students understand the role leaders have in the community and the importance of making personal community service contributions.”

The program also emphasizes peer-to-peer learning and how to work effectively in a team environment during a community service project. Lone Star College enrolls over 80,000 students each semester providing high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success.

Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and has been named a 2021 Great Colleges to Work For® institution by the Chronicle of Higher Education, ranked 35th in Texas in the Forbes ‘America’s Best Employers By State’ list and recognized by Fortune Magazine and Great Place To Work® as one of this year’s Best Workplaces in Texas™. LSC consists of eight colleges, seven centers, eight Workforce Centers of Excellence and Lone Star Corporate College. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu

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