Thank you to our partner schools and other mission-aligned organizations for sharing their best practices with us so that other communities may benefit from their experiences.
This tool helps students as they select courses and determine extracurricular activities for the year. Don't forget to factor in 8-10 hours of sleep per night! This was adapted from a worksheet developed by Miramonte High School, one of our partner schools.
This tool helps families consider how they are spending their time and reflect on the amount of "PDF" (Playtime, Downtime, Family time) they get each day.
Folsom High School students share their honest reflections about stress and pressure.
A report from Making Caring Common that highlights how parents and high schools can cultivate ethical character and reduce distress in the college admissions process
The Rigor Scale (developed with input from students, faculty, and administrators) is a tool for guidance counselors as they help students plan course loads. It helps counselors give students a better idea of the amount of work involved.
View posters from our friends at Miramonte High School in Orinda, CA.PDF
Learn how Aliza Gazek hosted a student workshop on stress-reduction for her Jewish youth group in 2010. She includes step-by-step instructions and some examples of posters students created as part of the workshop.PDF
Read the list students created when asked, “In what ways can teachers create a climate of support and alleviate stress for their students?”JPG
View this “stressed” poster designed by a student at a Challenge Success school.JPG
Watch a film created by Challenge Success and student David Lopez where he interviewed Challenge Success student team members about their experiences as school change agents.WATCH