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. 


UC Berkeley
VISION Program

See the link below for information about UC Berkeley’s amazing VISION program, which is an all-expense paid, 4-day/3-night experience on the campus of UC Berkeley. Applications are due by 11:50pm on Sunday, March 1st. 


Class of 2024

Congratulations to the current 8th grade students who have been accepted to LEAD for next year! Please check back here my mid-March to find information about an upcoming Parent/Student Night to be held later in the spring. 


Prospective Students-Class of 2024
Application Deadline

The application period for the 2020-2021 school year has closed. If you missed the deadline to complete an application but are interested in LEAD, please contact the program coordinator, Rebecca Siegert.  

Students who applied to any High School Specialty Program should have already received a letter from SCUSD regarding their status; if you have not received a letter, please contact the programs to which you applied. 






Community Service Verification Form

Below is the link for the form to submit for your verification of hours for the first semester. 


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. 


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

LEAD Alumni share advice for current LEAD students.