Leaders Go Places 2019-2020

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 mentoring, academic support, cultural enrichment and community service experiences.

Students receive regular updates on their progress and meet with mentors quarterly to reflect on this progress and determine how they can advance through four levels of achievement: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.

Every Friday morning the entire middle school participates in a Community Circle to acknowledge outstanding achievements, give student presentations, and to make amends when necessary.

They also hear from a variety of guest speakers who connect their success with LGP’s Five Promises: (1) to contribute to the common good, (2) to persevere, (3) to conduct myself with honor and integrity, (4)to produce quality work, and (5) to make no excuses.

To advance through levels each quarter, students must earn a required number of Professional Performance Points (earned daily for attendance, work habits, and behavior), meet a minimum GPA, and complete at least two hours of community service. As they advance students are rewarded for their achievement with educational field trips and other incentives.

If you are interested in learning more about our LGP program, please e-mail Michael Lucas at MLucas@bcps.k12.md.us.

Video Introduction to Leaders Go Places

Spectacular Express

Contact person: Geri Swann, geriswann@hotmail.com
Through nomination by a staff member, a student can receive a train car 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 train car 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 is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of East Baltimore.