Comprehensive System of Learning Supports

Equal attention to Learning Supports is essential so that:
  • Every student will demonstrate academic achievement and be prepared for success after high school;
  • Every student will be supported by highly prepared and effective teachers and school leaders; and
  • Every school will offer a safe and healthy learning environment for all students.

School Climate - Relationships

When students perceive that adults and friends in the school care about their learning and about them as individuals, there is a positive correlation with adolescent health and academic outcomes including school attendance. This important aspect of relationships is referred to as school connectedness. School connectedness is also a protective factor against a variety of issues including violence and drug use behaviors.

Adults in school buildings can improve school connectedness by: