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.

Registration: 2017 Student Leadership Course Curriculum Academy (for teachers of leadership classes) August 1-2, 2017 at the  at TBD . ($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 for for a second attendee from the same school.

Prices include continental breakfast and lunch each day.

Registration will open April 20.  If you need to encumber funds prior to that, contact email Lori or call 512-443-2100 ext. 257 to request an invoice.

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.


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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 »

Contribute to the TASC Supplemental Text for the Student Leadership Course. Authors of lessons submitted for publication will be credited and will receive a free copy of the book. Contact Terry Hamm for template and more information.