Outdoor Lab

It is an honor, privilege, responsibility, and commitment to be a high school leader for the Outdoor Education Laboratory School (OELS).  Students who are juniors and seniors (occasionally sophomores) have the unique opportunity to serve as high school leaders.  This is a week-long, resident experience.  While at OELS, the student leaders help 6th graders learn about science, history, and mountain ecosystems while also learning about themselves and their fellow human beings.  To many of the 6th graders at OELS, the most important person is the high school leader.  Therefore, the leader must be able to put 6th graders’ needs ahead of their own needs.  Leaders serve as guides, friends, teachers, advisors, and a source of inspiration.  In order to fulfill 6th graders’ expectations, the high school leader must be emotionally mature, use good judgment and demonstrate a natural love and respect for children as well as the environment.

You must meet the following qualifications in order to apply to be a High School Leader:

  • Attend ONE of the information sessions on April 24, 2019: before school at 7:40AM on the Teacher Deck or after school at 3:20PM in the Lecture Center 

  • At least a 2.5 G.P.A

  • At least a 90% attendance rate

  • Good behavior record

  • Grades of C or better at the time of the trip

During the 2019 - 2020 school year, LHS will support the following trips:

  • Lasley: September 3-6, 2019 at Windy Peak
  • Deane & Virtual Academy: September 30 - October 4, 2019 at Mt. Evans
  • Lumberg: October 7-11, 2019 at Mt. Evans
  • Patterson & Rose Stein: October 29 - November 1, 2019 at Mt. Evans
  • Molholm: October 29 - November 1, 2019 at Windy Peak
  • Edgewater: December 2-6, 2019 at Mt. Evans
  • Emory: December 2-6, 2019 at Windy Peak
  • Creighton: January 21-24, 2020 at Mt. Evans
  • Creighton: January 21-24, 2020 at Windy Peak
  • Creighton: January 27-31, 2020 at Mt. Evans

Application Process:

  • Attend ONE information session on April 24, 2019: either before school at 7:40AM on the Teacher Deck or after school at 3:20PM in the Lecture Center 

  • Complete online High School Leader Application HERE

  • Turn in the signed Parent and Student Permission/Commitment

  • Tear off and keep the parent information letter (first page)

  • When the application is complete, you will be eligible for selection as a leader. The final selection of high school leaders is the 6th grade teachers’ discretion.

  • Application Deadline: May 1, 2019

Contact Ms. Yantorni in the counseling office if you have any questions or concerns.

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