Second Step Social Emotional Support

Longwood Academy of Discovery engages every scholar in social emotional learning using the Second Step Program. We believe in second steps holistic approach to building supportive communities for every child through social-emotional learning.  

With second step Longwood Academy is committed to: 

Give Students a Healthy Learning Environment

Socially-emotionally competent students have more positive attitudes toward themselves and others, show more positive social behaviors in school, and have fewer conduct problems. This results in greater school connectedness, which helps keep students safe and out of trouble.

Teach Skills and Concepts for a Lifetime of Learning

Becoming a successful learner isn’t just about academics. Second Step offers a social-emotional learning curriculum that supports the whole child. It teaches skills for resolving conflicts, working with others, forming healthy relationships, and making good decisions—so students can be more successful emotionally, socially, and academically.

Address a Wide Range of Social-Emotional Needs

Students come to school affected by their home life, often including adverse childhood experiences  that affect their behavioral health and readiness to learn. When schools implement universal social-emotional learning programs, the competencies students learn can support them and improve their ability to benefit from instruction.

Putting Safety and Support First

Second steps helps Longwood Academy of Discovery establish an environment of safety and support, which also leads to our students feeling more connected to school. School safety is strengthened when students feel supported by adults at Longhwo.