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Jean Frazier Leadership Institute




The Jean Frazier Leadership Institute at Sacred Heart Schools promotes a culture of leadership by providing authentic leadership experiences that create empowered leaders who seek to serve others. We believe that leadership can be taught through deliberate study and practice. The JFLI has created a four-part approach to leadership development including social emotional learning, skill-based learning, practice, and reflection. The three pillars of the Jean Frazier Leadership Institute (Leadership, Service, Financial Literacy) combine to provide a comprehensive leadership development program that inspires students to discover their passion and their purpose.



Sacred Heart Academy Leadership Initiatives

At Sacred Heart Academy, every student is influenced by the Jean Frazier Leadership Institute. Beginning the summer before freshman year, students are introduced to leadership development at Frosh Start by exploring their own uniqueness they bring to the world. Throughout freshman year, students have two upperclassmen mentors through Navigation Team who guide them through the high school transition.


Leadership Certificate of Distinction

The Frazier Fellows program is the culmination of four years of comprehensive study and practice of leadership. Students will participate in a variety of authentic leadership experiences, keep a leadership portfolio, job shadow and present a final capstone project.   





Leadership Development at Sacred Heart Academy through the Jean Frazier Leadership Institute



Navigation Team

The Navigation Team program groups freshmen with a junior and senior mentor. The groups meet monthly to discuss the high school transition and general leadership topics. Navigation mentors also play an active role in planning Frosh Start.


Academic Coaching

The Academic Coaching Program goes beyond traditional tutoring. Coaches consider a scholar’s complete academic needs and suggest strategies for success among all courses. Coaches are trained through the JFLI and work with scholars at Sacred Heart Academy and Sacred Heart Model School. From time to time, academic coaches may produce workshops or presentations about a variety of academic topics.


Intern Program

Internship experiences offer the opportunity for students to explore a career interest in a professional setting. They may arrange for a 40-hour or 80-hour experience to be completed during the summer. In addition to experience in the field, students will take part in research, reflection, and a final presentation in the fall after their summer internship. Juniors and seniors are eligible for internships and able to earn ¼ or ½ transcript credit depending on the length of the internship.

Junior Leadership Day

In order to prepare to be the leaders of the school, the junior class participates in a leadership day in the spring where they hear from a motivational speaker and make plans for their senior legacy project.

Freshman Leadership Seminars

All freshmen attend four seminars that introduce them to a variety of leadership topics including understanding personality type, goal-setting, growth mindset, personal finance and team building.


Several workshops are open to all students throughout the year. Some topics include personal values, presenting yourself and servant leadership.

Other Leadership Opportunities


Student Council
Hearts 4 the Holy Spirit (retreat leaders)
Diversity Leadership Team
Community Awareness Committee (service club)
Agape Club
100 Club (spirit)
Student Advisory Board
National Honor Society
Student Y (KYA and KUNA)