Student Government is an extracurricular option offered by the New Haven School. The purpose of the Student Government is to assist students in the development of leadership skills which they can take with them as they enter other environments. The Student Government functions as a portion of the US Government class which provides students with the opportunity to practically apply some of the principles they are learning in class.
Students in the US Government class may run for five different positions within the Student Government: student leader, assistant student leader, activities coordinator, press chief, and secretary. Students campaign for the desired position and are voted upon by the student body. The other students in the US Government class act as a student council and give advice and assistance to Student Government members. The Student Government organizes assemblies for the student body, coordinates student clubs, plan and carry out service projects, bring issues up to administration, and serve as a voice for students.
These opportunities help them to develop leadership qualities and skills. This is an excellent opportunity for our students to participate in a meaningful extracurricular activity which can be listed on college applications and resumes.