• Identify your school’s CSO advisor to support CSO students and participate in monthly online meetings with the IDRA.
• Hold an election for peers to select their CSOs for the school year.
• Ensure your CSO students and advisors participate in the Leadership Training Institute (usually in September), two cabinet meetings during the academic year, and the end-of-year celebration.*
• Ensure your CSOs have access to G-Suite tools (Google Classroom, etc.) that are not limited to in-district communications.
• Support CSOs with their action plan development and implementation at your school. Ideas for action plans come from your CSO students and are led by them. Plans can include things like coordinating field trips, hosting science nights, starting STEM-related clubs, initiating student-led civic action projects, and bringing speakers from local industries to engage students in conversations about the STEM workforce.
• Provide transportation to and from CSO events as needed.
• Provide opportunities for STEM professionals and CSO mentors to visit your school.
• Ensure CSO students under the age of 18 are supervised by an adult at all times during CSO events and activities.
We encourage principals to attend every CSO event, but it is not required.
* Note we made adjustments for COVID-19 in 2020-21.