What is SEL?

Transitioning back to school is an event filled with emotions for students and their parents. Your child may be excited about the new year, including all its challenges, or apprehensive, or any emotion in between. We want you to know that APW is here to help and support you. Social-emotional learning (SEL) is the process of developing the self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills that are vital for school, work, and life success. People with strong social-emotional skills are better able to cope with everyday challenges and benefit academically, professionally, and socially.

Please see below links and resources offered to help guide students, staff, and our community through any obstacles you may be facing.

What is APW doing to help our students with their SEL?

Second Step is a social-emotional learning program that teaches various social and emotional skills such as emotion recognition and management, empathy, problem solving, bullying prevention, and goal-setting.


The Positivity Project is a character education curriculum dedicated to empowering youth to build positive relationships by recognizing the character strengths in themselves and others.

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