Valor’s Compass model is grounded in the foundational elements of what it means to be human.
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING AT THE CORE
“Working the Compass” means growing in body, heart, mind, and spirit in pursuit of excellence in every dimension.
The resources below include information about the Compass, its theoretical foundations, curricula, and the practice of Circle.
Compass Overview Slide Deck
This slide deck provides a history and overview of the Valor Compass model.
Valor Foundational Framework
The Valor Foundational Framework outlines our mission and strategic vision through our: 1) Foundational Beliefs & Values, 2) Valor Compass, and 3) Valor Commitments.
Working the Compass: Theoretical Foundations
This document serves to provide an overview of the underlying theoretical underpinnings, or foundations, of our Compass model.
Compass Developmental Pathways
This "scope and sequence" lays out the developmental trajectory of the Valor Compass Disciplines and Habits and is used to align our Compass curriculum.
Compass Phase System Curriculum
The Compass Phase System is the competency-based, self-directed SEL curriculum used in our Compass model used by both scholars and adults in the Valor community. Each phase includes Compass Discipline-based signature experiences, which are experiential and reflection-based and a tracking sheet.
This resource is a comprehensive handbook of our Circle model, with embedded videos of Circle in action.