Self-AwarenessSelf-awareness involves understanding one's own emotions, personal goals, and values. This includes accurately assessing one's strengths and limitations, having positive mindsets, and possessing a well-grounded sense of self-efficacy and optimism. High levels of self-awareness require the ability to recognize how thoughts, feelings, and actions are interconnected.
Self-ManagementSelf-management requires skills and attitudes that facilitate the ability to regulate one's own emotions and behaviors. This includes the ability to delay gratification, manage stress, control impulses, and persevere through challenges in order to achieve personal and educational goals.
Social AwarenessSocial awareness involves the ability to understand, empathize, and feel compassion for those with different backgrounds or cultures. It also involves understanding social norms for behavior and recognizing family, school, and community resources and supports.
Relationship SkillsRelationship skills help students establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships, and to act in accordance with social norms. These skills involve communicating clearly, listening actively, cooperating, resisting inappropriate social pressure, negotiating conflict constructively, and seeking help when it is needed.
Responsible Decision MakingResponsible decision making involves learning how to make constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions across diverse settings. It requires the ability to consider ethical standards, safety concerns, accurate behavioral norms for risky behaviors, the health and well-being of self and others, and to make realistic evaluation of various actions' consequences.
SEL in Elementary Classrooms:
In Grades K-5 grades students are taught social emotional skills via direct and indirect lessons. Our school counselor utilizes the Second Step, Sources of Strength, and Riding the Waves curriculum.
SEL in Secondary Classrooms:
Our secondary students receive SEL through our comprehensive Colorado Health and Physical Education standards taught through our physical education and health program in grades 6-9. The addition of 6-12 Advisory Period makes it possible for students to receive both SEL lessons and and post secondary/career planning with the school counselor. Our school counselor uses Second Step, Botvin Life Skills Training, Sources of Strength, and Common Sense Media curriculum.
Mental Health Counseling
Robbie Woltring, MSW serves as our school's mental health counselor.
TheAxis Gunnison Health System located at 710 N. Taylor St., Gunnison, CO is open by appointment Monday-Friday. The Axis Care line is available 24/7 to talk: 970-247-5245. The Colorado Crisis Services line is available 24/7 talk: 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text talk to 38255. The National Suicide Hotline is also available 24/7, call 800-273 - TALK (8255) or TEXT 741741