Valor’s academic model is designed to leverage the powerful, mutually reinforcing relationship between academics and social-emotional learning.

Rigorous & SEL-Integrated Academics

Valor’s academic model is designed to engage scholars with rich, high-quality content and to develop the core knowledge, skills, and enduring understandings they need to be successful at Valor and beyond. Our academic model is also designed to leverage the powerful, mutually reinforcing relationship between academics and social-emotional learning. The resources below provide a few examples of two strategies Valor is using to integrate the Compass and academics:

1) Core Compass Habit & Course Content Integration
2) Compass-in-Academics Habit Integration

Integrated SEL and Academics Strategy

This document outlines the two primary ways that our Academic team works to integrate our core Compass Habits into the design of our rigorous academic program.

Strategy 1: Core Compass and Course Integration - 8th ELA Year-at-a-Glance

This is an 8th ELA example of the year-at-a-glance document we use to ensure a foundational integration of the core Compass Habits and our academic content at each grade.

Strategy 1: Core Compass and Course Integration - 8th ELA unit

This is an 8th ELA example of the unit document we use to ensure a foundational integration of the core Compass Habits and our academic content.

Strategy 1: Core Compass and Course Integration - 8th ELA lesson

This is an 8th ELA example of the lesson document we use to ensure a foundational integration of the core Compass Habits and our academic content.

Strategy 2: Compass-in-Academics - 8th Humanities Cornerstone

This is an example of specific places in our humanities curriculum where we integrate explicit opportunities for scholars to build their Compass-in-Academic Habit of growth mindsets via challenging academic content.

Strategy 1: Core Compass and Course Integration - 8th Math Year-at-a-Glance

This is an 8th Math example of the year-at-a-glance document we use to ensure a foundational integration of the core Compass Habits and our academic content.