The application opens on the SLP website mid-February each fall for sophomore students. All eligible students interested in applying for SLP must apply through the website during the open application period.
The Student Leadership Program in Appleton is open to sophomore, juniors and senior students at Beach High School, Groves High School, Islands High School, Jenkins High School, Johnson High School, New Hampstead High School, Savannah Arts Academy, Savannah Chatham E-Learning Academy, Savannah Early College, Savannah High School, Windsor Forest High School, or Woodville Tompkins Technical and Career High School. Students must apply to the program during their freshman year of high school during the application window in the spring.
SLP teaches students with the important work ready and leadership skills necessary to be successful in today’s competitive employment market. These skills are taught through fun and energetic leadership workshops. SLP also exposes students to high demand career opportunities at companies and businesses in Chatham County. Click here to learn more about the different learning experiences in SLP.
SLP meets six times during the school year. There is a Kickoff Celebration each fall, four Leadership Sessions and a Year-End Celebration. Sophomore and junior students will have two additional summer opportunities including SLP Serves and a summer experience trip.
Part of being in SLP is being fully committed. Students who are selected for SLP will sign a commitment form along with their parents that outlines the requirements for program completion and to graduate from SLP. Students who do not meet the requirements may be removed from the program.
The six SLP events are held during the school day. SLP Serves and the summer experience trips are held during the summer. Students will be excused from school to attend SLP events that take place during school.
A teacher adviser is a teacher from your school that is assigned to your class in SLP. They will be responsible for reminding you about upcoming SLP events, regularly communicating with you about SLP and serving as your chaperone to all SLP events.
A community adviser is a business or community leader who volunteers with SLP. They are assigned to a group to mentor, co-facilitate the leadership workshops and provide valuable experience and advice to students in the program?