Student Success Skills An integrated approach to developing social-emotional growth.

Mentor Monday

Every Monday the students work with a peer and discuss their goals, progress, and work together on organizing their belongings. Students also work with their teacher on what goals they have for the week, look at their progress on their Math and ELA interventions from the past week, and set academic and personal goals. 

Top 20

A Top 20 school is intentionally implementing Top 20 principles and practices in order to fulfill the overall mission: to create a safe and healthy culture for all members of the school community and develop their potential to think, learn and communicate more effectively. This results in a positive difference in the lives, relationships and experiences of all involved. Members of the school enjoy and celebrate growth towards this mission’s fulfillment and work consistently to correct thoughts, beliefs and practices that are roadblocks to its achievement.

Energy Hour

Students have 60 minutes to decide when they eat, go to recess, or work in the library. If students have 2 or more missing assignments they get sent to tutoring to work with a certified teacher. If a student has a D or an F they also are given the opportunity to make corrections to better their grade. A lot of our students choose to go into the library to complete projects or to have their reading log signed. By giving the students the opportunity to choose how they spend their time our discipline logs have decreased. Our students enjoy this time of day. 

7 Habits

When the 7 Habits resonate with students, their teachers, parents, and administrators can see, hear, and feel  responsibility, discipline, and teamwork implemented in their daily life. Schools that embrace the 7 Habits integrate them in a variety of unique and creative ways, like hall murals and signs, student speeches, leadership roles, and service projects. As part of the Leader in Me implementation, students learn to apply the 7 Habits not only at school, but in all areas of their life.