At Jordan Lake School of the Arts, building strong social skills in an organic way is a key in our approach to developing the whole child.
A SOCIAL SKILLS CURRICULUM
Each JLSA student has a social skills curriculum built into our individualized approach . Some of the elements include opportunities to be an apprentice, a mentor, and participate actively in team projects. A multi-age classroom environment further develops these skills. Staff meets daily to creatively implement supports and direct each student’s learning to become a more confident and connected individual.
TEAMBUILDING AND GROUP LEARNING
A significant part of our academic day is structured through group learning and team building exercises. Built into these extensively planned exercises are the development and assignment of specific roles for each child that matches and stretches their current skill level. From daily routines to actively problem solving as a group, we value not how fast we reach the finish line, but that we all reach it together.