MHS Social & Emotional Learning
Montgomery High School’s Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Targets
We at Montgomery High School believe in the development of the whole child. The development of Social and Emotional Learning skills are as important as the development of the cognitive learning skills typically taught in schools. Our SEL target areas are the fundamental skills needed for life-long learning, including how to deal with oneself, others and relationships, work in an effective manner, manage their emotions, resolve conflicts in a civil manner, and make responsible decisions. It is our hope to develop these skills in our students so that they may achieve school and life success, establish and maintain positive relationships, and demonstrate responsible behaviors in personal, school, and community contexts. Our SEL skills fall into the following four categories:
- Self-efficacy: Develop interpersonal skills that promote persistence, resilience, and acquire the coping mechanisms necessary for growth and success in personal, school and community environments.
- Conscientiousness: Develop the organizational, reflective and motivational skills necessary for academic and social growth
- Sociability: Develop social-awareness, interpersonal skills, and a sense of community to establish and maintain positive relationships with peers, adults and community members.
- Intellect: Enhance and promote intellectual capacities through the development of critical thinking skills, and demonstrating knowledge through a variety of creative avenues.