Middle Level Programs

Creating a Solid Base of Leadership Skills

The Association of Washington Student Leaders offers many programs designed specifically for middle level students. “Middle level” is used to refer to students in grades 6 through 9 that are attending a middle school or junior high.

Students participating in middle level programs will have the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to prepare for everything from a spirited “welcome back” assembly in the fall, to a successful anti-bullying campaign in the spring. Each program is designed around specific goals and objectives in five primary areas:

  • Communication skills
  • Group process
  • Managerial skills
  • Self-awareness
  • Human relation skills

The Washington State Legislature recently introduced eight new evaluation criteria for school principals. Of these eight criteria, middle level student leaders can have a direct and powerful influence on four: creating a culture, ensuring school safety, engaging communities, and closing the gap. By providing students the tools and skills to address these areas, AWSL promotes building positive, working relationships between student leaders and school administrators. Learn more about how student leaders can be linked to the new principal evaluation. .

Middle level programs run year round and across the state.
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