Schools may choose to describe up to two additional pieces of information about how their school is supporting students. These self-reported indicators are not factored into school accountability calculations but provide the opportunity for schools to highlight successful programs or practices in addition to the indicators included in school accountability.
Helping Students Learn and Recognize Dispositions
In conjunction with our school psychologist and counselor, we have developed a program called B.E.A.K. This program is aimed at helping students gain skills in Balance, Endurance, Awareness and Kindness. Through this program, classes are taught 4 times each year on each of the 4 areas. Additionally, we hold assemblies to help the student body understand the B.E.A.K. program and how it can be useful. Staff is also encouraged to use the B.E.A.K. terminology when helping children. As a result, we have seen a measurable difference in kids' attitudes and their treatment of others as well as positive skills gained for personal issues.