Understanding the qualities of how to lead is an important part of high school. Wolcott creates opportunities for students to step into leadership positions through student government and other opportunities.
Students come together in their Leadership Team multiple times per week throughout all four years of high school. Leadership Teams are grade-level specific and remain consistent from ninth-to-twelfth grade. The scope and sequence of the curriculum within each year and across all four years offer opportunities for the development of group dynamics, individual growth, and overall school culture.The program aligns with our mission by building small, diverse, and close-knit communities that cultivate social, emotional, and academic development through student voice and leadership.
Officials to Student Government are elected by the student body and act as a recommending body to the school and as a communications link among the students, the faculty, and the administration. As the entire body has a voice in student affairs, open meetings and forums are held so that all students may offer ideas, opinions, and suggestions. Though officers are elected to formally serve in Student Government, every student is considered a member, and frequent opportunities are made available for all to participate.
Academic and Leadership clubs encourage and celebrate academic and extra-curricular achievement. Included in this category of clubs offerings are National Honor Society, Wolcott Student Ambassadors, Learning Buddies (students tutoring), and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. All of these clubs require a commitment to scholarship, leadership, service, and community. Wolcott Ambassadors and Learning Buddies encourage students to build relationships within the broader communities of Chicago. These groups also allow students the opportunity to utilize their learning differences in a positive and empowering manner that educates others through volunteer tutoring, engaging with community leaders, hosting business professionals, and assisting the admissions department.
Preparing for College, Preparing for Life. Career Week is a fundamental part of the Wolcott experience and introduces our students to experts across many professions. Tapping into Chicago’s community and business leaders, a week of programming is designed to expose students to a broad range of professions and businesses. Students visit workplaces around Chicagoland and participate in career readiness workshops.
Below are just a few of our Career Week partners.
mHUB , Plant Chicago, Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago, Eli’s Cheesecake Company, McDonald’s Corporation, Chicago Children’s Museum, Blue Sky Bakery, Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!, United Airlines, RUSH University Medical Center, Mars Incorporated, WBEZ, PAWS Chicago, Chicago Artists’ Coalition, Homeslice Chicago, Field Notes, Tyson Foods, International Museum of Surgical Science, Wolverine Trading, Victory Lap, Brooklyn Boulders, Upkey.