Social Emotional Learning Program

Students in grade 6-11 at Desert Academy participate in a class titled Focus, which is dedicated to building skills of emotional regulation, conflict resolution, goal setting, digital literacy, and stress reduction. In-class exercises include training in active listening, mindful awareness, and empathy building. Focus class takes place weekly during the fall semester and is taught by faculty and staff members. We are also fortunate to have a dedicated and highly qualified parent and community volunteers to ensure the students are exposed to these skills on a regular basis. We at Desert Academy feel confident Focus will be of paramount importance as we educate our students to be compassionate global citizens dedicated to collaborating effectively with others.

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"It may be the first time in history we have no idea whatsoever how the job market would look like in 30 years. So the best bet is to focus on emotional intelligence and mental stability and mental resilience," Harari said.