Leadership Training Institute (LTI) Program

For more information contact:

Mr. Kofi Frempong


John F. Kennedy High School’s signature program empowers students through rigorous interdisciplinary experiential learning, community service projects, and leadership theory and application.


Leadership Training Institute students will become civic-minded, self-reliant, service driven young adults.


The Leadership Training Institute will empower students through a rigorous interdisciplinary education emphasizing experiential learning, community service projects, and leadership theory and application.

Program Principles

  • LTI is founded on the pillars of participation, academics, community service, and ethics.
  • Leadership is a process, and the ability to lead effectively can be found in every person.
  • Curricula will be challenging, innovative, and inspiring.
  • Partnerships with school, community, business, and parents will support academic excellence.
  • Personal development will be nurtured and supported.

The Leadership Training Institute is open by application to all Downcounty Consortium students.

We are looking for curious independent thinkers who are excited by opportunities to learn, explore, and consistently meet challenges. There is a need for good leadership in every profession and every segment of society and we believe that each individual has the potential to be a leader.

The application process includes a self-evaluation and a written essay. Students also submit teacher and personal recommendations and counselors report student grades. An admissions committee of teachers and staff review each application for consideration and final selection.

Application Materials

The LTI application will be available through a Common MCPS Application. The High School Common Application will be available on or about Friday, October 4, 2019. Current MCPS students must access the online application through either the MyMCPS student or parent portal, using their MCPS Google account. Private and home-schooled students should check back in early October for updates, however, must secure an MCPS Student ID in order to submit an application and assess for the program. MCPS Student ID must obtained from your neighborhood middle school. To find your neighborhood middle school use the MCPS School Assignment Tool.

To learn more about the IB LTI pathway, visit the click here.

LTI Photo Gallery

Blanket Project.jpg
Creating blankets for shelter donation
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Preparing for a presentation to families
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Action Project presentation on water conservation to students at Pine Crest Elementary School
  Leaf Me a Note.jpg
Leaf Me a Note positive messages campaign
Creek Cleanup.jpg
Creek clean up at Bel Pre Creek
  Dialogue Circles wSenior Citizens.jpg
Dialogue Circles with senior citizens
Treats to Glenallan.jpg
Halloween treats to Glenallen Elementary School
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Board of Education testimony