TVCS Receives Coveted Recognition as Leader In Me Lighthouse School

The Village Charter School is proud to announce the school has been certified and named as a Leader in Me Lighthouse School by FranklinCovey Education. This recognition is evidence that the school has produced outstanding results in school and student outcomes, by implementing the Leader in Me process with fidelity and excellence. It is also because of the extraordinary impact the school is having on staff, students, parents, and the greater community.

Sean Covey, President, FranklinCovey Education, said, “We are thrilled to recognize The Village Charter School as a Leader in Me Lighthouse School. Schools who achieve this Lighthouse Certification are great examples of a strong leadership model and process, and of what it means to be a Leader in Me school. This school has experienced transformational results by implementing the principles and practices related to Leader in Me. And, we are so pleased and honored to celebrate the success they are experiencing.” 

Since its official launch nearly a decade ago, nearly 4,000 public, private, and charter schools across 50 countries have  adopted the Leader in Me process, while more than 300 schools have achieved the prestigious Lighthouse certification. It is earned by schools that demonstrate the following:

 The principal, school administration and staff engage in ongoing learning and develop as leaders, while championing leadership for the school.

 Leadership principles are effectively taught to all students through direct lessons, integrated approaches, and staff modeling. Students are able to think critically about and apply leadership principles.

 Families and the school partner together in learning about the 7 Habits and leadership principles through effective communication and mutual respect.

 The school community is able to see leadership in the physical environment, hear leadership through the common language of the 7 Habits, and feel leadership through a culture of caring, relationships, and affirmation. 

 Leadership is shared with students through a variety of leadership roles and student voice leads to innovations within the school.

 Schoolwide, classroom, family and community leadership events provide authentic environments to celebrate leadership, build culture, and allow students to practice leadership skills.

 The school utilizes the 4DX® process to identify and track progress toward Wildly Important Goals (WIGs) for the school, classroom, and staff.

 Students lead their own learning with the skills to assess their needs, set appropriate goals, and carry out action plans. They track progress toward goals in Leadership Notebooks and share these notebooks with adults in student-led conferences.

 Teacher planning and reflection, trusting relationships, and student-led learning combine to create environments for highly engaged learning.


The Village Charter School will maintain its Lighthouse Certification the next two years and will continue to foster its growth and proficiency in exemplifying a leadership culture and principles. At the end of the two years The Village Charter School will be able to recertify its Lighthouse Certification through a virtual self-assessment, describing and celebrating its growth and accomplishments since its original Lighthouse designation.