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AGC's SEL Guiding Principles

  • The social curriculum is as important as the academic curriculum.

  • To be successful academically and socially, children need a set of social skills: cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy, and self-control (CARES).

  • Knowing the children we teach—individually, culturally, and developmentally—is as important as knowing the content we teach.

  • Knowing the families of the children we teach and working with them as partners is essential to children’s education.

  • How the adults at school work together is as important as their individual competence: Lasting change begins with the adult community.

We understand that some AGC students deal with the effects of trauma, including gun violence, exposure to addiction, food insecurity, and other poverty-related trauma. AGC will deepen its SEL programming, including forest therapy, empowering students to manage the negative impact of trauma-induced toxic stress on academic engagement and attendance.