Leadership is communicating to people their worth and potential so clearly that they are inspired to see it in themselves. - Stephen R. Covey -
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About the School
Fremont Elementary School prepares students for success in the 21st Century with student-centered data and leadership instruction. We are committed to help build the necessary leadership skills that will help them succeed and utilize student data to guide instruction and individual student lifeplans.
The key to success for Family Literacy for English Language Learners is education level of the parents and their involvement in their children's' schools. In partnership with Granite, Mexico's Tecnologico de Monterrey, Utah State University, USOE and the Mexican Consulate in Salt Lake City, Fremont offers afternoon classes to teach online academic programs, in Spanish, for general education degrees (GED) for our Hispanic parents. Classes are taught with our bilingual outreach workers who assist each parent to acquire English fluency and academic excellence.
Fremont Elementary School has been distinguished as one of the few schools in the nation as a guidepost school for Stephen R. Covey's "7 Habits for Highly Effective People." Dr. McCarty leads a highly effective team of teachers and students in pursuing win-win situations in the classrooms and in the school.
Franklin-Covey Leadership Model School
Fremont was selected by Franklin-Covey to be their model ‘lighthouse' school for the Stephen Covey 7 Habits of Highly Effective People for elementary age children - The Leader In Me. Leader In Me helps teachers and parents to build the necessary leadership and life-skills in our children that will help them to succeed in tomorrow's world of work.
Educational Technologies Prototype School
New educational technology equipment and ideas are being developed to lead our children into the 21st Century and beyond. We are ‘pathfinders' in academics; teacher instruction; parent involvement; and educational technology.
Fremont Elementary School is a very culturally and linguistically diverse school. It serves approximately 522 students with the following demographics:
- 47% Caucasian
- 36% Hispanic
- 6% Pacific Island
- 11% other Ethnic
The school boasts nearly 25 languages and nearly 50 nationalities. This is because the school includes housing units for refugees that come to the United States, most of them for the first time and with little to no English ability; consequently, students with a TESOL (ESL/ENL) endorsement are given deference when interviewing for this partner school.
Recommended Reading List
To be a strong candidate, it is recommended that you read and understand the following two books before interviewing for this partner school:
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey
- Author Sean Covey applies the timeless principles of the 7 Habits to teens and the tough issues and life-changing decisions they face. In an entertaining style, Covey provides a step-by-step guide to help teens improve self image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, and achieve their goals.
- The Leader in Me by Stephen R. Covey
- This is the story of schools that incorporated the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and other basic leadership skills into their curriculum. Several schools reported improvements in academic scores, while all are experiencing reduced discipline problems, greater parent satisfaction, soaring student self-confidence, and a refined focus on twenty-first-century skills.
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