George Lucas Educational Foundation

Valor Collegiate Academies

Charter, Urban
Grades 5-8
Nashville, TN
Social and Emotional Learning

SEL as a Foundation for Academics

These middle schools were built on the idea that academic risk taking, fostered by social and emotional learning, can be a key to high achievement.

Tom Berger
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Building Schools on a Foundation of SEL

    Visit a pair of Nashville middle schools born out of the belief that strong social and emotional learning practices improve academic outcomes.
  • Professional Development

    Spreading the Word: Professional Development for SEL

    Educators from around the country come to Compass Camp to experience a unique model for social and emotional learning.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Weekly Circles for Students and Faculty

    See what happens when students and faculty participate in regular meetings to build trust and promote deeper learning.