The Ilan High School LEAD Scholars Program provides enriched academic opportunities and career guidance that goes beyond the traditional high school curriculum. The mission to provide leadership opportunities, educational enrichment, academic achievement, and career direction defines the LEAD Scholars Program. The program provides strong academic fundamentals, as it encourages students to explore several career paths. LEAD Scholars will take advantage of advanced curriculum courses, lectures and seminars by prominent experts, and real-world opportunities to experience different careers. LEAD Scholars may pursue enrichment either in the realm of business or in the area of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). All LEAD Scholars can look forward to advancement in oral and written communication, development of teamwork and leadership in a weekly writing seminar and participation in Generation.Next, Dale Carnegie’s Leadership Training Program for Teenagers.

Ilan High School LEAD Scholars are offered preparation for the real world through an extensive program designed to give teens the skills they need to reach their goals and live up to their full potential at school, at home and at work. Course Content The course focuses on five key areas that are critical for future success: • Building Self-Confidence • Enhancing Communication Skills • Interpersonal Skill Development • Teamwork and Leadership Skills • Effective Attitude Management

In the year 2011, CIJE, Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education in partnership with the Israel Sci-Tech Educational network launched an innovative, discovery-oriented two-year course in Scientific and Biomedical Engineering (STEM) for high school students. The goal of this program is to educate a generation of students in Jewish schools to be able to compete in the global marketplace by preparing them for careers in engineering and advanced technology. CIJE provides participating high schools with a full curriculum, rigorous teacher training and the equipping of all classrooms with laptops, apparatus and all necessary materials. Beginning in the fall of 2014, Ilan High School is proud to be counted amongst the Jewish high schools in the nation that are recipients of this generous grant. The curriculum reflects the following objectives: • Preparation for academic study in higher education, especially in engineering • Exposure to a diverse range of scientific and technological knowledge areas • Development of multidisciplinary thinking • Development of abstract, critical and creative interdisciplinary thinking • Development of leadership and teamwork skills • Introduction students to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) careers

Dr. Keith Weigelt’s Business Seminar will run from 9th grade to 12th grade and is designed to teach students critical thinking, analytical and life skills. Dr. Weigelt is a Marks-Darivoff Family Professor of Strategy at The Wharton School and a Professor of Education in the Graduate School of Education. He has been teaching at Wharton for over 24 years. The course design is a combination of short lectures, hands-on exercises and interactive business simulations. During the course of the program, students are introduced to entrepreneurship and business through experiential business simulations, lectures, classroom discussions, activities and online small business simulation games.

The Collins Writing Program is designed to improve students' thinking and writing skills simultaneously. It is based on three essential principles: • Thinking and writing skills develop with frequent, meaningful practice. • Students develop writing and thinking skills incrementally through a variety of informal and formal writing experiences. • Each of the Five Types of Writing serves a distinct instructional purpose that is easily adapted to student needs and differences between subject areas.

As an integral part of the LEAD Scholars Program, the Ilan Internship Program introduces students to a real-world professional environment that allows for hands-on learning and mentoring by a professional. After an initial interview ascertaining the student’s interests, a student will be assigned a local internship that will give them the ability to apply their knowledge and skills as they explore different careers and build their professional resume. In addition, students will benefit from personalized assistance in creating cover letters, writing resumes and developing interview skills. All students at Ilan High School are encouraged to pursue a minimum of one internship during their high school career. Internships will be arranged during the summer months of the junior and senior academic school years and can be volunteer or paid positions. An internship coordinator will assist each student in the selection of an internship that is best suited for her personality, skill-set and interests.

The Jefferson Awards, Students in Action Program, shares the Ilan philosophy of leadership and community service. We believe in passing on the great tradition of volunteering to the next generation. We believe that young people are not only the leaders of tomorrow, but often are the leaders of today! We have made a commitment to assist in development of youth as leaders, and we are deeply invested in the advancement of opportunities to encourage , inspire, and recognize young people who aspire to (and already do) make difference in our community and the world at large.


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