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.


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 teacher's 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 $150. 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
Members will need to log in to complete the online form.  Non-members must create a profile.

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 for the workbook or the Curriculum Supplement. 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

Summer 2019 TBD | Sonesta Bee Cave August 1 - 2

Registration »  Registration will open the week of April 22.  We have been waiting for TEA to reapprove the course, which it did last week.
Please call Terry at 512-443-2100 ext. 8517 or email [email protected] with questions.

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).

TASC Board of Directors Registration and Cancellation Policy

Early Bird Registration:  Those registering by midnight on the day Early Bird Registration Closes have a discounted registration fee. 

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations may be made until Early Bird Registration closes.  Requests for refunds or cancellations must be submitted via email to Lori De Leon at [email protected].  No cancellations will be allowed, and no refunds will be made after that date.  Those not cancelling by the Early Bird Deadline or submitting registrations after the Early Bird Deadline will be billed the full amount for all persons registered including no shows. 

Tentative Agenda for the 2019 Academy:

Registration: Student Leadership Course Curriculum Academy (for teachers of leadership classes) TBD, at the TBD 

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

  • $TBD for those who have the curriculum/TEA approval or for a second attendee from the same school) if registered by TBD.
  • $TBD plus hotel for those who have the curriculum/TEA approval or for a second attendee from the same school if registered after TBD
  • Prices include a breakfast on the second day and lunch each day.  
  • There will be a $100 cancellation fee for cancellations prior to TBD. No cancellations are available after TBD Substitutions may be made.  If registration is not cancelled by the stated deadline, the full amount of the registration will be charged to the school/individual.

Does your school need to purchase the curriculum from TASSP?

  • TBD  plus hotel to include the curriculum and TEA approval to teach the class for state credit if registered by TBD.
  • TBD plus hotel to include the curriculum and TEA approval to teach the class for state credit if registered after TBD
  • Prices include a breakfast on the second day  and lunch each day.

Hotel reservations:  The deadline for reservations is TBD. After that date, at the hotel's discretion, group rates may be offered. Group rates are $TBD single or double. If you need help with room reservations, call TBD

Questions about the Academy?  Contact Terry Hamm