We believe deeply that leadership education should be an important part of a student's high school experience. At WRA, we work hard to provide opportunities for students to participate in meaningful experiences that help them to develop their potential as leaders at and beyond WRA. At every grade level, we offer opportunities for them to learn, grow, and take chances as student leaders.
All freshman attend an orientation program at the beginning of the year. Throughout the year, they explore their interests through WRA clubs and co-curricular programs, participate in three athletic seasons, and interact with upperclassman leaders across campus. In addition, freshman participate in the freshmen class seminar program.
|Freshman Orientation |
Elements of the freshman Explore experience include:
Engaging in the Heroic Imagination Project, made possible through the generosity of the Burton D. Morgan Leadership Program
Exploring interests through campus involvement
Making connections across campus
Transitioning from middle school to high school leadership
- Creating a sense of self-awareness
|Effective Leadership Academy|
As sophomores, students begin to engage in leadership opportunities in specific areas. They may become actively involved in a specific club (or two), take on a leadership role in the dorm or on an athletic team, or lead a community service project. In addition, sophomores may apply to be a part of a local leadership education program, Jr. Leadership Hudson, and participate in its Intern for a Day program. All sophomores participate in the Evolve, Lead, and Achieve development program.
Elements of the sophomore Engage experience include:
Participating in the Effective Leadership Academy, made possible through the generosity of the Burton D. Morgan Leadership Program
Exploring a balance between academics and involvement
Engaging in leadership opportunities
Defining a personal vision of leadership
Aligning values with involvement
|Community Service Toy Drive|
By the time students are juniors, their leadership development becomes more focused. Students become primary leaders of clubs and co-curricular programs, actively lead athletics teams, lead community service projects, participate in Outreach
travel experiences, and find summer internship opportunities. Juniors are also invited to apply to be prefects or to participate in the Jr. Leadership Hudson program.
Elements of the junior Focus experience include:
Intentionally advancing leadership skills
Applying leadership through focused involvement
Translating involvement into career preparation
Demonstrating a commitment to leadership
|Morgan Leaders Alumni Tour|
By senior year, students transform into school leaders. Seniors apply to become Morgan Leaders, participate in Student Government, serve as captains of athletics teams, lead clubs and co-curricular programs, serve as prefects, and team up with new students as Green Key mentors.
Elements of the senior Transform experience include:
Taking an active role in leading the school
Reflecting on leadership experiences and synthesizing learning
Assisting in the development of the next generation of student leaders
Identifying and celebrating life skills
Preparing to apply leadership in college and beyond