Leaders Go Places 2020-2021

Leaders Go Places (LGP) is a rigorous middle grades leadership program that motivates students to achieve excellence in scholarship, leadership, and citizenship.
HHA is a tremendously diverse school, serving students from a variety of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. The LGP program enhances the experience of all students by providing team building activities, incentives for behavior and academic achievement, and community service experiences.

LGP is based on these four promises:

I will contribute to the common good.
I will persevere.
I will conduct myself with honor and integrity.
I will produce quality work.

Students earn merits each day by exhibiting these qualities. We believe these promises are lifelong developmental traits that students should continuously strive to enact.

To earn LGP rewards each quarter, students must keep a required positive behavior percentage (earned daily for attendance, work habits, and behavior), meet a minimum GPA, and complete at least two hours of community service. Students are rewarded for their achievement with field trips, dances, and out of uniform days. At Recognition Ceremonies at the end of each quarter, students can earn t-shirts, pins, certificates, and other awards.

Every Friday morning the entire middle school participates in a Community Circle. Nearly 300 people come together to share updates and announcements. Students and staff stand to individually acknowledge others who have helped them during the week. Students and staff also have the opportunity to publicly apologize for any mistakes that were made. It is a powerful moment each week.

If you are interested in learning more about our LGP program, please reach out to the Director, Michael Lucas, on Bloomz.

LGP will look slightly different during the remote learning period. To understand how to achieve level during this time, please check out the picture below.

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Spectacular Express

Contact person: Geri Swann, geriswann@hotmail.com
Through nomination by a staff member, a student can receive a train car certificate to acknowledge a spectacular example of a behavior that aligns with the schoolwide expectations of being safe, respectful, responsible and caring. These actions need to be displayed by the students without being asked by an adult. The certificate will be displayed at school, and the student’s name will be published in the school newsletter.  This program is sponsored by The Canton Railroad.


Builders Club

Contact person: Marybeth Smith, MSmith22@bcps.k12.md.us
This is a student-led community service organization that provides members with opportunities to perform service, build character and develop leadership. Services performed by HHA students include monthly craft projects with residents at a local nursing home, fundraising for Pennies for Patients and more. Club members are learning firsthand how they impact their world and contribute to creating positive change. This program will resume when students can return to the school building.