The purpose of student council is to assist the members in developing their leadership skills. The council also provides a means of communication between the students and the administration. Another function of the council is to provide service to the school and community. Membership on the council is determined in this manner: one representative is chosen from each recognized organization and two representatives are chosen from each grade, 7 through 12. Representatives must maintain a 2.0 GPA and have no failures from the previous semester. To be considered for the positions of student council president, vice president or secretary, a member must submit a nomination petition signed by 5% of the student body and three faculty members. If needed, a general election of grades 9-11 is held in the spring to elect student council officers.