• The Circle of Courage


    Everything we do is driven by the core belief that every student can be successful and that we all need a healthy community in which to grow and change.  Our school community is grounded in the principals of the Circle of Courage* which asserts that there are four essential values that drive a healthy community.  These values include:

    Belonging: feeling valued and accepted has the power to transform relationships and inspire change. 

    Mastery: by developing skills and competence, a student’s desire to achieve is strengthened.

    Independence: by finding their voice, advocating for themselves effectively, and understanding the value of others in their lives, students can better embrace the responsibilities of growing up.

    Generosity: by experiencing the power of a giving community, students can recognize the wonderful gifts they have to share with others.

    We all could benefit from a Circle of Courage community, but we have found that students with emotional and behavioral challenges are especially responsive to a community that embraces these values.

    *Circle of Courage is a registered trademark.  Visit reclaiming.com for more information