Student Leadership Course & Curriculum Academy

August 1-2, 2017 | Sonesta Bee Cave Austin

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 $424 per person for those ordering curriculum and obtaining permission to teach the class for state credit. Registration is $299 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.

Agenda for the 2017 Academy

Registration: CLOSING SOON JULY 19, 2017 Student Leadership Course Curriculum Academy (for teachers of leadership classes) August 1-2, 2017 at the Sonesta Bee Cave . ($424 plus hotel to include the curriculum and TEA approval to teach the class for state credit, $299 for those who already have the curriculum/TEA approval or for a second attendee from the same school) if registered by July 9.  Registration after July 9 is $449 plus hotel to include the curriculum and TEA approval to teach the class for state credit, $324 for those who already have the curriculum/TEA approval or for a second attendee from the same school.

Prices include continental breakfast and lunch each day.

There will be a $100 cancellation fee for cancellations prior to July 9.  No cancellations are available after July 9.  Substitutions may be made.

Hotel reservations:  The deadline for reservations is July 9. After that date, at the hotel's discretion, group rates may be offered. Group rates are $139 single or double. Call 1-512-483-5902, to request a reservation. Use group code, 0731TASCSL, to gain access to the special group rate. Be sure to explain you are attending the TASC Student Leadership Course Curriculum Academy.

To make a reservation ONLINE:

Please use the following link, Student Leadership Course Academy , to gain access to the group’s personalized online webpage and the special group rate.

Leadership Class Curriculum Academy

August 1-2, 2017

First Day

9:15-9:45am                Registration

9:45-10:15am              Welcome and Introductions

10:15-noon                  TEKS/Curriculum Units/ Scope and Sequence/Year at a Glance

Day to Day structure of the Leadership Class

                                    Activities or Curriculum? What is the right balance?

12:00-1:15pm              Lunch – provided – Browse resources

1:15-3:15pm                Experiential Activities/Lessons

3:30-4:30                     Creative Lesson Collaboration, brainstorming and creation

4:30                             Break for Dinner – Evening on your own

7:00-8:30 pm              Instructors available for informal discussion/social time    

Second Day

8:30-9:45am                Finish Lessons to present

9:15-10:30am              Lesson Presentations

10:30-11:00am            Swap Shop

11:00am-Noon            Evaluation, Assessment, Grading in Student Leadership

12:15-1:15pm              Lunch – provided

1:15-2:30pm                Resources for Leadership:  Books, websites, videos, etc.

2:30-3:30pm                Wrap Up/Evaluation


TASSP/TASC Student Leadership Course

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.


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 ( 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

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

Student Leadership: N1290010 | STUDEAD | 1/2–1 | Texas Association of Secondary School Principals, (TASSP), | 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 »