• Social and Emotional Learning
    Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is an important part of well-rounded student instruction. SEL skills help students  academically, emotionally, and socially.

    What is SEL?
    Social emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which students acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary for being a healthy adult. This includes problem-solving skills, communication, understanding, as well as building healthy relationships.

    SEL focuses on 5 key components:
    Self-Awareness
    Self-Management
    Social Awareness
    Relationship Skills
    Responsible Decision-Making

    At South San Antonio ISD our SEL curriculum is Sanford Harmony.

    Research shows that students who engage in SEL programs like Harmony:
    Perform 13% better academically
    Experience fewer conduct problems, emotional distress, and drug use
    Graduate from high school and college at higher rates
    Are less likely to experience mental health disorders
    Are less likely to be involved in the juvenile justice system