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The Senior Instructional Leadership Corps (SILC)

Let Seniors Lead

Recasting the senior year to allow our youth to lead creatively and invest in their community is the key to fostering meaningful engagement. 

SILC is a powerful leadership program based on the premise that seniors are a valuable resource and can admirably assume effective leadership roles in classrooms across the curriculum. Seniors assist mentor teachers and attend seminars for focused training and discussion of issues germane to their leadership roles.

SILC programs have been implemented in schools across the country as teachers recognize the assets that seniors can bring to their classrooms.  SILC leaders have been effective in mentoring high school students of all grade and ability levels.

Benefits of the SILC Program

  • Enhances the instructional program 
  • Provides teacher support 
  • Promotes development of leadership skills
  • Fosters senior engagement 
  • Provides positive role models
  • Enables seniors to give back to the school community
  • Encourages collegial conversation about teaching and learning
  • Improves school climate