Rose Acres earns recertification as international Lighthouse school
Rose Acres earns recertification as international Lighthouse school
Monday, July 2, 2018
Rose Acres Elementary School has earned the honor of being recertified as an internationally recognized Lighthouse School by The Leader in Me program.

Nearly 4,000 schools worldwide participate in The Leader in Me program, which was founded by the Franklin Covey Co., but only 420 of them have earned Lighthouse certification. The recognition honors schools for achieving outstanding results in student and school outcomes by implementing Leader in Me processes and for the extraordinary impact the school is having on students, parents, staff and the greater community.

In recertifying Rose Acres, the review team commended the school on teaching leadership principles, creating a leadership culture and aligning its academic systems with Leader in Me principles. The school incorporates leadership learning with its students, families and staff, including many family activities and supports. In addition, Rose Acres has "created a kind and compassionate leadership culture" according to Dr. David Ansbacher, director of Lighthouse and quality initiatives for The Leader in Me program. He also noted "in shared leadership, students have the opportunity to participate in leadership crews, or Pirate crews. Drawing on their talents and interests, students choose what crews they'd like to be part of including, Lighthouse crew, digital design crew, baking crew, singing crew and many others.”

“The Lighthouse certification is a highly regarded standard,” Dr. David Ansbacher, director of Lighthouse and quality initiatives for The Leader in Me program, said. “Lighthouse schools are extraordinary examples for other schools to follow. As such, they should be places anyone the world over could visit to learn about and be inspired by the strength of the leadership model.”

Rose Acres is in its fifth year of being a Leader in Me school. The program is based on Stephen Covey’s “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” and teaches leadership and life skills to students while creating a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader.