Brazos Middle School

Class:  Leadership

Instructors: Mrs. Hoelshear, Mrs. Alvarado, Ms. Allison



LeadWorthy The Course (formerly Teen Leadership) develops critical, life-changing skills for grades 6 to 12 including taking personal responsibility, expressing themselves well, and making good decisions when problems arise.

Schools may offer these courses in either semester or full-year formats. LeadWorthy The Course is a leadership development and character education elective in both middle school and high school formats. It is approved for course credit in some states. A teacher must be certified by the Flippen Group to deliver the curriculum.

Curriculum Topics Include:

  • Leadership skills
  • Principle-based decision-making
  • Personal responsibility
  • Attitude
  • Social skills
  • Consequences of choices
  • Resisting peer pressure
  • Healthy relationships
  • Conflict resolution and peer mediation
  • Preparation for school-to-work transition
  • Public speaking
  • Goal-setting
  • Financial literacy



Students in LeadWorthy The Course:

  • Develop a healthy self-concept, healthy relationships and a sense of personal responsibility.
  • Understand emotional intelligence and the skills it measures, including self-awareness, self-control, self-motivation, and social skills.
  • Build skills in public speaking and communication, as well as develop an understanding of personal image.
  • Understand how to manage and positively channel the power of social media.
  • Develop an understanding of principle-based decision-making.
  • Learn to make responsible dietary, fitness, and financial decisions.
  • Recognize and resist peer pressure.
  • Develop bullying prevention and defending skills.
  • Learn to become better family members and citizens.
  • Appreciate the need for vision in goal-setting, both personally and professionally.
  • Develop leadership skills through practiced community service.



LeadWorthy The Course is an immersive, participatory experience that builds personal responsibility and leadership skills through role plays, group activities, speeches, and projects. The course follows an illustrated (consumable) Student Manual and comprehensive Course Leader’s Guide that includes digital and hard-copy activities, handouts, and detailed daily lessons.


Leadership Classroom Expectations:


  1. Arrive promptly and prepared for class.
  2. Respect authority by following directives from the teachers.
  3. Respect classmates.
  4. Use classroom materials for their intended purpose.
  5. Raise your hand to speak and wait to be called on.
  6. Remain in assigned area.
  7. Keep hands and feet to yourself.
  8. Demonstrate responsibility by bringing all necessary materials to class and completing assigned work.
  9. No gum, snacks, drinks or phones allowed.
  10. Clean up your area before leaving class.


The Leadership class will be supplemented with Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens.



Our vision:  

BRAZOS ISD inspires each student to become a productive citizen who demonstrates leadership, passion, and self-reliability. We foster a culture of respect, community, perseverance, and achievement.  

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