Social Emotional Learning SEL Programs
Well-implemented SEL programs positively affect students' success in school. Studies show that social-emotional skills such as problem-solving, self-regulation, impulse control, and empathy help improve academics, reduce negative social behaviors like bullying, and create positive classroom climates. From an academic standpoint, students who participated in SEL programs saw an 11 percentile increase in their overall grades and better attendance.
One of the many SEL programs used at Midway is called PASS. This program helps identify fragile learners who are held back by factors such as a lack of confidence, motivation, or connection to school. By uncovering how students feel about themselves and school, educators can give them the support they need to thrive. The Pupil Attitudes to Self and School (PASS) survey is a psychometric assessment specifically designed to spot attitudinal or emotional issues in children, and incorporates suggested interventions aligned to the results of the reports. Other SEL related programs implemented at Midway include Signs Of Suicide SOS, Trauma-Informed Schools TIS, and School Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports SW-PBIS.