The Leader in Me

  • Conejo Academy is proud to be a Leader in Me School. Leader in Me is an evidence-based PK-12 model, developed in partnership with educators, designed to build resilience and leadership in students, create a high-trust culture, and help improve academic achievement. This evidence-based approach empowers students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in college and career. We focus on developing the whole child by:

    • teaching LEADERSHIP to every student,
    • creating a CULTURE of student empowerment,
    • and aligning systems to drive results in ACADEMICS.

The 7 Habits

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Dr. Stephen R. Covey is one of the key frameworks of the Leader in Me process. In addition to helping students learn and apply leadership skills, the 7 Habits give us a common language in building a supportive emotional environment.

Family & Community Engagement

  • We invite families and community partners to join us in our mission of teaching leadership, empowering students and aligning systems of academic success by:
    - Attending an upcoming leadership event (register here)
    -Joining our Parent Lighthouse Team (in partnership with School Site Council)
    -Sponsoring a schoolwide leadership role or club
    -Supporting one of our service-learning projects
    -Visiting the Leader in Me Family Development page to learn more

Did you know that Conejo Academy is a Lighthouse School?

  • Within Leader in Me schools, the Lighthouse Certification is a highly regarded standard set by FranklinCovey, awarded to schools in recognition of outstanding achievement. This certification is evidence that Conejo Academy has produced outstanding results in school and student outcomes, by implementing the Leader in Me process with fidelity and excellence. It is also because of the extraordinary impact that the school has on staff, students, parents and the greater community.

  • The 7 Habits (which help our students make great choices now and in the future) are:

    Habit 1: Be Proactive (I am in charge of myself)

    Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind (Have a Plan)

    Habit 3: Put First Things First (Work First, Then Play)

    Habit 4: Think Win-Win (Everyone Can Win)

    Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood (Listen Before You Talk)

    Habit 6: Synergize (Together is Better)

    Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Balance in Life is Best)