Newark Academy offers students the opportunity to explore all facets of leadership and supports the notion that students may lead from any position in a group or organization.
From serving as the spokesperson of a group project to writing a proposal for starting a new club, Newark Academy students are given opportunities to develop leadership skills every day. The acquisition of leadership skills and experiences are built in to the NA curriculum at every grade level through the adoption of the "Six Cs"
-- a rubric of essential skills that students are expected to develop over the course of their NA education.
Beyond the classroom, NA students hone their skills in more than 60 extracurricular clubs and activities -- from the student newspaper and Mock Trial team to the Philosophy and Psychology Club and the Robotics Team.
As students' understanding of leadership deepens, they are encouraged to step into roles and take risks in order to hone their developing leadership skill set. While traditional leadership roles such as club or activity officers and sports team captains are available, NA students also are encouraged to take on roles involving advocacy, policy development and mentoring.