What is LEAD?

LEAD, which stands for Leadership and Enrichment through Academic Development, is an Advanced Placement/Honors program that prepares its students to be critical thinkers, analytical readers and writers, effective communicators, and well-rounded citizens. Graduates of Rosemont’s LEAD Program will develop the skills necessary to be successful in their post-secondary pursuits, including the increasingly competitive world of not only college acceptances, but also the global workforce. 


Prospective Students for 2018-2019

The application period for incoming 9th grade students for 2018-2019 is open, and the deadline for submission is January 26th, 2018. Please click on the following link to access the district website to complete the application:


The placement essay will be administered in February after the applications have been received; specific dates/times TBA.

For more information, please contact the Program Coordinator, Rebecca Siegert.



The LEAD Approach

The faculty of LEAD firmly believes that the future success of this country depends on the ability of our young people to innovate, analyze, identify and solve complex problems, and ultimately, lead. 


1st Semester Community Service

The community service requirement for LEAD students provides them with the opportunity not only to help others, but also to learn more about themselves. Through their community service, LEAD students leave a positive impact on their local community while learning that service to others is an on-going part of life. Additionally, they learn civic responsibility, foster interpersonal skills, and strengthen their ties to their community.


LEAD Student Outcomes

Students in the LEAD program will: 

  • Critically think, analyze, infer, and collaborate to identify and solve problems.
  • Grow as readers, writers, and thinkers through intellectually rich and challenging curriculum.
  • Become excellent speakers, capable of communicating with diverse groups.
  • Develop an intrinsic interest in their education with the direction of faculty.
  • Use creativity and imagination to solve problems.
  • Develop an understanding of social issues through community service opportunities.

LEAD Alumni Videos

Students from the first graduating class of LEAD share their thoughts about how LEAD helped prepare them for college and give some advice to current students.


Community Service

LEAD  provides students with an opportunity to connect with and give back to the community by creating service opportunities and providing multiple locations where students can volunteer throughout their four years in the program.