At SCOPE we promise to seek and demonstrate an approach to building social emotional skills that encourage positive behavior for all learners in our school community. Learners have multiple opportunities to develop and understand themselves as individuals, so they can contribute and interact in a productive way. Our school family will promote a positive school culture, provide informative corrective feedback to maximize social and academic success for all.
Our school-wide framework for social emotional learning at SCOPE is the use of a curriculum called MindUP. This curriculum is a preventative model for behavioral management and is grounded in recent research in the fields of neuroscience, positive psychology, mindful awareness, and social-emotional learning. Our guidance counselor conducts lessons with each learner at SCOPE in a whole-group setting. Each lesson aims to equip students with strategies that will help them focus and engage throughout the school day. Our team of teachers then reinforce these MindUP lesson objectives within their lessons as well. MindUP provides each learner with necessary tools to self-regulate their behavior and understand why they feel and behave in the ways that they do.
We at SCOPE believe that it is our responsibility to adapt in ways that meet the learning needs of each child in our care. For this reason, we work to alter our instruction so that we can include every learner in instructional opportunities rather than excluding them. We believe that each child has the potential to be successful at our school, and if a learner has behavioral challenges, we will adjust our practice so that every child has access to high-quality instruction.
For additional information regarding board policies, please see the “governing board” section of our web site.