Leadership

General Information

COURSE LIST
  • Leadership
  • Peer Counseling
  • Peer Teaching
  • Senior Mentor
  • STARS-Students Teaching and Reaching Standards
  • Course Catalog (pdf)

Staff List

 Jennifer K. Armas  jkarmas@rocklinusd.org  STARS
 Suzie Main  smain@rocklinusd.org  Senior Mentor
 Travis Mougeotte  tmougeotte@rocklinusd.org  Leadership
 
Please contact the Counseling department for questions regarding Peer Counseling/Teaching.

Course Details

LEADERSHIP

Grade Level:  9-12

Prerequisite:  Students must be elected to an office, appointed to a commissioner position or apply to be in the class.  Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA.  Course may be repeated for credit.

Requirements Met:

WHS Elective

Students in this course will develop leadership and teamwork skills while covering a variety of topics including:  time management, public speaking, goal setting, self-esteem, and communication.  Students are required to work outside of class time according to the needs of their position.  Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the year in order to participate in this class.


PEER COUNSELING

Grade Level:  10-12

Prerequisite:  Application, interview and selection process.  Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Requirements Met:

WHS Elective

The Peer Counseling class provides students with the opportunities to learn communication and support skills.  Students will learn how to investigate school and community resources. They will use these skills to support students and the WHS counseling program. Our expectation is that students will stay current in all classes and be healthy of mind and heart. Meetings and class attendance are mandatory.


PEER TEACHING

Grade Level:  11-12

Prerequisite:  Application, interview and selection process.  Student must maintain a 3.0 GPA (3.5 in teaching subjects).  Course may be repeated for credit.

Requirements Met:

WHS Elective

This class is for students who would like to share their knowledge with their peers. It will be a wonderful opportunity for those students who have an interest in tutoring, and/or a teaching career.  Students will work with students who have been identified with a need for academic support on and off the WHS campus. The next level of this course would be to take the R.O.P. Careers in Education course.


SENIOR MENTOR

Grade Level:  12

Prerequisite:  Application and selection process

Requirements Met:

WHS Elective

This class is for seniors that would like to mentor and provide a positive role model for freshmen students.  Mentors will work with small groups of students in Geography classes providing freshmen with basic instruction relating to academic success, school culture and tutorial time. Mentors will provide the tools and knowledge to assist freshmen to succeed in high school.  This class requires a semester long commitment to the assistance of the freshman.


STARS - STUDENTS TEACHING AND REACHING STANDARDS

Grade Level:  11-12

Prerequisite:  Application, interview, and selection process. Course may be repeated for credit.

Requirements Met:

WHS Elective

This class is offered to Junior and Senior students as a Cross-Age Tutoring class.  Students are trained to be Peer Teachers for all grades K-12. Students learn and become masters of the stages of the learning process, lead collaborative tutorial groups, work with students in their classroom, learn about various learning styles, study inquiry based strategies, and more.  Once trained, students are assigned a classroom at a school within our district where they put their knowledge to use by working with other students.  They are required to meet with their STARS teacher during intervention/lunch every other week to go over reflective journals and discuss common areas of concern and/or success.  Students must provide their own transportation to the assigned school site.