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Leadership Academy

Boltz Leadership Academy

Boltz offers students a wide variety of leadership opportunities that give young people a positive environment that encourages personal growth.  Leadership allows students to become more active in their communities, and in extracurricular activities while teaching lifelong skills.  At Boltz, we strive to develop the leader within all of our students by offering opportunities at each grade level. The Phoenix Leadership Academy faculty works to provide varied, diverse, and connected leadership programs to build and sustain a community of leadership at Boltz Middle School.


Boltz buddies is a mentoring program that pairs 8th graders with a 7th grade student to mentor throughout the year.  Buddies are trained in leadership and communication skills, and work to individually support students on their own personal goals and growth.

1. Complete the (this) application form before the Advisory meeting (April 17th)

2. Attend the Wednesday April 17th meeting in room 18 (Mr. Ray's room) during 6th period.

3. Write and submit a sample lesson using the documents from the 6th period meeting by April 22nd.


The Bridges Program provides extra support for a student’s transition from middle to high school, particularly those who could potentially be at risk of not graduating high school. Bridges leaders work on self-advocacy, motivation and communication skills through the lens of leadership development.


Club Council’s mission is to promote school spirit and community through assemblies, dances, and philanthropic events. Club Council is made up of a diverse group of 7th-grade students who are interested in making Boltz a better place, promoting school spirit, and strengthening our community. Club Council members apply to be a part of the group at the end of 6th grade, and the group meets during 6th period. Club Council plans two school dances each year, quarterly pep rallies to celebrate the diverse activities and programs at Boltz, and sells concessions at Boltz athletics. This year, Club Council will be carrying out a canned food drive for the Larimer Food Bank as well as a fundraiser in the Spring. Watch a video by Club Council members on what leadership means to them.

Application Form (Due April 26, 2024)


Give Next is a school-based youth grant-making program for middle and high school students in Larimer County. It offers hands-on experience in philanthropic giving.  Give Next’s mission is to educate students about the vital role that nonprofits and philanthropy play in their community. Through the program, local businesses, foundations and individuals become classroom donors by providing each participating school with $5,000 to award to nonprofits in Larimer County. Students design and manage their own grant making programs and experience first-hand the power of teamwork, the impact they can have on their community, and the rewards of giving time, talent, and treasure. For more information, click here.

Application Form  (Due April 26, 2024)  


National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) recognizes outstanding middle school students for their excellence in the five pillars: scholarship, leadership, service, character and citizenship.  Students must go through an application process and be selected to become a member by our faculty council group.  We encourage students to excel academically, demonstrate leadership, engage in community service, and uphold strong moral values. Members are selected based on their GPA in 6th and 7th grades, as well as their character. Invitations are sent to qualified students in March each year.


Project Unify is an opportunity for peers of different abilities to support students in the Boltz Center-Based Autism program through lessons on building a unified school, partner work, and community outings. The mission of Project Unify is to create inclusion and acceptance throughout our greater school community by building lasting relationships between peers of different abilities. Students in this class will learn about teamwork, leadership, and neurodiversity. They will support the CBA students during community outings to help grow life skills such as purchasing, navigating, and shopping. We will prepare fundraisers for Special Olympics and put on our 2nd Annual Staff/Student Basketball game.

Application Form  (Due April 30, 2024)


The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national, non-profit career and technical student organization (CTSO) of middle and high school students who are  engaged in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). TSA enhances personal development, leadership, and career opportunities in STEM, where students apply and integrate these concepts through intra-curricular activities, competitions, community service and related programs. 

WEB (Where Everyone Belongs):

Where Everyone Belongs (WEB) is a leadership program for 8th grade students. Students in this program become mentors to our incoming 6th graders. Initially, students attend two days of summer training to prepare them to implement the first day of school activities for sixth grade students. They facilitate team building, community bonding, and 6th grade tips for success to help students transition with confidence. For more information, click here.

Applications Closed (March 24, 2024) 


The Boltz Yearbook Program is a great opportunity for students who are interested in photography, graphic design, and marketing. The yearbook staff is trained in professional cameras that they use to capture photos of all the activities going on at Boltz, including events outside of regular school hours. Students and staff have the creative freedom to design all the layouts for the yearbook pages, design the cover, and determine a theme that is seen throughout the book. 

Application Form (Due April 26, 2024)




PSD does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, age or disability in access or admission to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.