Superintendent's Student Advisory Council
The Superintendent Student Advisory Council (SSAC) is comprised of 12 students in grades 7-12 – two students from each grade level who currently attend the Manheim Township Middle School and Manheim Township High School. The advisory council meets bimonthly four times during the school year with the Superintendent to discuss topics related to school life at the middle school and high school levels. The goal of these meetings is for the Superintendent to gather the students’ thoughts and feedback on school-related topics such as educational programs, courses, athletics, extracurricular activities, etc. The council is a great opportunity for students to share their voice on a variety of topics; their voice and opinions are valued.
Students participate in the SSAC until graduation from high school. Through facilitation of a committee that holds the same students each year, with only two new (grade 7) students joining to replace the graduating seniors, the group is able to form a common bond that can stay with them over time. The middle school students gain valuable information from the high school students as they hear more about school life in grades 9-12. All students can develop communication and leadership skills through their engagement in the SSAC.