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Student Leaders

SCS develops servant leaders who reflect the character, wisdom, and influence of Jesus within the school community and beyond. The social-emotional curriculum encourages leadership development at all levels, while formal leadership programs and responsibilities begin in middle school and deepen through the high school years.

Prefect Board

Prefects are the school's top leadership positions. Members apply during the spring of their junior year and are chosen after an intensive application and interview process. Each must strongly exemplify the school's core values and possess a proven record of leadership and involvement in LIT. Prefects have two foundational responsibilities:

  1. To provide practical leadership at SCS under the guidance of a staff mentor
  2. To practice Biblical justice by seeking ways for SCS to share time, talent, and treasure with SCS partner schools in their specified area of leadership

In August, prefects attend a unifying retreat in which servant leadership is more deeply explored, personal and group goals are set, and plans are initiated for the coming year. Prefects are the tone-setting welcome committee for returning students, poised to lead their peers into a positive and productive year. The Prefect Board is comprised of seven offices:

Senior Prefect Plan and lead all prefect meetings, meet with the prefect advisors weekly, and work with senior class advisor and senior class council to provide leadership for all senior class activities
Academics Prefect Manage the student tutoring programs, encourage student use of library resources, and help coordinate activities with the NHS and NJHS
Spiritual Life Prefect Assist with weekly chapel programs, food drive and other campaigns, TNL ministries, and find new ways to encourage students’ spiritual growth
Athletics Prefect Assist with the sports program, including regular score announcements, tournaments, athlete recognition, pep rallies, and other spirit initiatives
Advancement Prefect Assist with campus tours, fundraising events, Spirit Week, jeans days, school publicity, and special events like Family Day, open houses, etc.
Fine Arts Prefect Assist with implementation of the fine arts program including fine arts nights, theater performances and publications, and art displays
Community Prefect Assist with programs that encourage community-building, coordinate the Big Brothers/Big Sisters mentoring program, and assist with other initiatives from the Guidance office

Praxis is theory put into action. Every Prefect Board cooperates on a significant initiative called Praxis. Praxis challenges the Prefect Board to work as a team to apply their leadership skills to make a lasting impact within the SCS or partner schools community. Praxis varies from year to year depending on opportunities, needs, and the particular gifts of each Prefect Board.

Honor Board

The Honor Board is composed of carefully chosen student leaders, including two prefects, who are charged with promoting an SCS learning environment that is marked by integrity. The Honor Board educates middle school and high school students about the important role of the Honor Code at SCS. The values embodied in the Honor Code are the foundation for establishing honor and integrity as a way of life for all members of the SCS community.

At SCS, the goals of discipline are accountability, the strengthening of personal integrity, changed behavior, and restoration to the community. The Honor Board is convened at the invitation of the principal when these specific violations of the Honor Code have occurred: 1. lying, 2. intent to deceive, 3. cheating, 4. plagiarism, and 5. stealing. The student-led Honor Board provides clear accountability between Honor Code violators and the student leadership at SCS. Disciplinary and restorative action is recommended to the Administration by the Honor Board.

Class Councils

Each middle school and high school grade is assigned a faculty sponsor who supervises the class council. At the beginning of each school year, students may apply for one of four class council positions, which are elected by members of each class. It is the responsibility of the class council to carry out initiatives that promote class identity, unity, and a spirit of inclusion. The class council for each grade assists in all events, trips, retreats, and graduations for their grade.

Team Captains

At the end of the spring playing season, the athletic director, coaches, and players vote to choose team captains for the following year. Seniors vote as a way of extending their legacy to the team. Often, seniors have the best insight into which players are best suited to lead the team. Team captains are responsible to be a role model for all teammates, to be a spokesperson between coaches and teammates, to know and support every teammate, to lead warm-ups and cool-downs, and to generate a unified team spirit.
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