TASSP/TASC Student Leadership Course   

(See below for Student Leadership Curriculum Academy)

The Texas Association of Secondary School Principals and Texas Association of Student Councils sponsor the TEA approved course, STUDENT LEADERSHIP. Developed originally in 1996, and revised in recent years, this course curriculum is available for purchase and implementation in secondary schools. TASSP/TASC serve as the sponsoring organization with TEA and the course can be offered in Texas High Schools for state elective credit (1/2 to 1 credit). Schools or school districts must purchase the curriculum through TASSP/TASC and complete the TASSP/TASC Participant Agreement to offer this course as state credit. The curriculum may be purchased as supplemental resource for other classes or educational purposes.

MATERIALS

The revised curriculum includes in each chapter: course TEKS, activities to teach key concepts, and web-based resources. The teacher curriculum is provided on an interactive CD that provides access to a pdf version of the teachers guide as well as an electronic version with live web links. The fee to enroll in this TASSP/TASC course and purchase the CD is $125. Individual Student Workbooks that accompany the Teacher's Guide are available for order from the TASC store. Each student workbook is $7 (plus shipping/handling). 

Out of state inquiries regarding curriculum only: email Terry Hamm (terry@tassp.org) for pricing that does not include course approval from TEA. 

To purchase the teacher guide/curriculum and receive TEA credit to teach the class for state credit, submit this form:
Online Form: Course Enrollment Agreement/Curriculum Order Form
Members will need to log in to complete the online form.  Non-members must create a profile.

Printable Form (word doc): Course Enrollment Agreement/Curriculum Order Form »  (previously approved campuses are listed below.)  Send this to Melissa.

Please note that TASC offers a student workbook to accompany the course as well as a new Curriculum Supplement with lessons to meet every section of the TEKS for the course.  See the TASC store for order forms. The Curriculum Supplement is item 70.

A strong student council advisor is best equipped to teach this course.


Student Leadership: N1290010 | STUDEAD | 1/2–1 | Texas Association of Secondary School Principals, (TASSP), www.tassp.org | 2014-2019

Approval as noted in the minutes of the SBOE Meeting from 4/11/14

7. Proposed Approval of Innovative Courses
(Board agenda page II-39)  [Official agenda item #13]
MOTION AND VOTE: It was moved by Mrs. Miller, seconded by Dr. Dominguez, and carried unanimously to recommend that the State Board of Education approve for a period of five years the renewal of the following four innovative courses that do not fall within any of the subject areas of the foundation or enrichment curriculum: Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) I-IV, Reconnecting Youth, Student Leadership, and Teen Leadership. The State Board of Education approved this class for state credit for five years April 11, 2014.


COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course provides opportunities to study, practice and develop group and individual leadership and organizational skills. These skills include decision-making skills, problem-solving techniques, communication skills, leadership roles, human relation skills and understanding the need for civic responsibility. Students enrolled in the course will apply these skills in dealing with peers, school administration and the community. The teacher's manual demonstrates a hands-on, active learning approach to leadership. This course is available to all high school students. The course can be customized to meet the needs of a Student Council, but is also adaptable to a broader student population.

The topics or chapters included in the teacher's manual are:

1. The Structure of Leadership
2. Organization and Managerial Skills
3. Responsible Citizenship
4. Goal Setting
5. Group Process
6. Communication
7. Evaluation

Curriculum Guide Table of Contents »

Sample pages from Curriculum Guide »

Student Workbook Table of Contents »

Approved Campuses »


Student Leadership Course & Curriculum Academy

August 1 and 2, 2018 | Sonesta Bee Caves »

Registration »

The Academy is open to any teaching or interested in teaching the TASSP State Credit Student Leadership Class as well as those who want to enhance their skills for working with a council or a leadership team. Registration is $TBD per person for those ordering curriculum and obtaining permission to teach the class for state credit. Registration is $TBD for a second attendee from the same school or for an attendee from a school that already has permission to teach the class for state credit. Click Here to purchase the course only. (See above).

Agenda for the 2018 Academy:

Registration: Student Leadership Course Curriculum Academy (for teachers of leadership classes) August 1 & 2, 2018, at the Sonesta Bee Caves 

Has your school previously purchased the curriculum from TASSP (which includes TEA approval to teach the class for state credit?

  • $299 for those who have the curriculum/TEA approval or for a second attendee from the same school) if registered by July 10, 2018.
  • $324 plus hotel for those who have the curriculum/TEA approval or for a second attendee from the same school if registered after July 10, 2019.
  • Prices include continental breakfast and lunch each day.  
  • There will be a $100 cancellation fee for cancellations prior to July 10, 2018. No cancellations are available after July 10, 2018. Substitutions may be made.

Does your school need to purchase the curriculum from TASSP?

  • $424  plus hotel to include the curriculum and TEA approval to teach the class for state credit if registered by July 10, 2018.
  • $449 plus hotel to include the curriculum and TEA approval to teach the class for state credit if registered after July 10, 2019
  • Prices include continental breakfast and lunch each day.
  • There will be a $100 cancellation fee for cancellations prior to July 10, 2018. No cancellations are available after July 10, 2018. Substitutions mbe made.

Hotel reservations:  The deadline for reservations is July 10. After that date, at the hotel's discretion, group rates may be offered. Group rates are $139 single or double. 

Questions about the Academy?  Contact Terry Hamm