THE WHOLE CHILD SUPPORT SYSTEM
The MCCSC Whole Child Support System is an educational framework that is based on our belief that student achievement in the 21st century encompasses more than just academics. Our Whole Child initiative is grounded in addressing the academic, behavioral health, social emotional, physical health, and safety of every child; in every learning environment of each school. We believe that providing culturally responsive personalized instruction for every learner is essential to their future success. MCCSC has adopted a singular, seamless framework that is based on the integrated principles of Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS), Professional Learning Communities (PLC), Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). We believe that this unified and holistic approach to learning will encourage our students to be globally minded while also preparing them for college, career, and life.
Academic Support The design of academic instruction should allow all students equitable access to grade-level standards, or entry points, in learning experiences that are engaging and personalized to meet their needs. Academic instruction integrates evidence-based practices in all content areas so students can make effective progress.
Behavioral Support In the Whole Child Support System, our educators understand that behavior, like academics, is learned. As a result, those skills must be explicitly taught, modeled, and positively reinforced. Students must also be given ample feedback and opportunities for practice.
Social and Emotional Development The MCCSC recognizes SEL as a critical dimension to support student success. SEL is the process through which students acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
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