Elevate Turning Point: Grade 6
Elevate Propel: Grade 7
Elevate Evolution: Grade 8
Introduction to Elevate: Grade 9
Elevater*: Grades 10,11
Elevate Beyond: Grades 12
Elevate Turning Point
In this one-semester class, students go on a journey of academic and social self-discovery to learn who they are and how they can shape the community with their knowledge, skills, and passions by answering the question: Who are you and where do you come from? This SEL driven curriculum requires students to dig deep, empower their sense of empathy, learn how to share power and to provide support for themselves and others. And just like with the rest of the Middle School curriculum, students are challenged to learn new words through a rigorous and academically-driven ESL accessible curriculum.
In this one-semester class, students begin to expand their possibilities and recognize and challenge their understandings of themselves by answering the question: What abilities do you have to shape your own life? This SEL driven curriculum empowers students to build social awareness, academic perseverance and personal grit through goal setting, entrepreneurship fairs, conversations around difficult topics like social justice and equality and the power of creating habits. Through this ESL accessible curriculum, students have the opportunity to learn more of who they are…and put plans in action to achieve who they wish to be.
Elevate Evolution is a national model curriculum developed by Elevate USA, students are provided a highly-engaging guided learning experience which is aligned with the Common Core State Standards Initiative, the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning Competencies (CASEL) and Elevate Learning Objectives. Through lessons which focus on the Art of Grit (Academic Discipline), restorative justice (Orderly Conduct) and creating a personal support network (Positive Relationships with School Personnel) students will learn how to shape their destiny through high academic and social achievement. Students will learn about and implement some of the most interesting and difficult topics of the age, including: grit, creating and pursuing a purpose, discovering the power of mentorship and their ability to mentor others, how to use restorative justice to resolve conflict and improve relationships and ultimately, use all of those skills to research, tell and parallel the story of their own lives with a senior or military veteran member of the community.
Introduction to Elevate
By taking part in the Introduction to Elevate class, students learn to elevate themselves, their peers, their families, and their communities through the lens of the “7 parts of a whole person” and Elevate’s “13 character qualities and life skills.” Importantly, the course is based on each student’s perception of their own life and involves a paradigm shift in their understanding of their place in the world. Such a shift is possible when students learn about their passions and how to translate those passions into action to create positive change in their world. To prepare for such an audacious adventure, students have a chance to discover the wisdom of their past, the power of their present and the avenues to create a bold future.
High school students are guided through their own personal leadership development within the context of 7 character qualities and 6 life skills. In addition, students are fitted with essential teaching, mentoring and leadership skills to become Elevate mentors (called Elevaters) who deliver lessons of leadership and character to elementary-age students. The course provides a balance of class work relating to the development and use of: (1) listening skills, (2) communication skills, (3) facilitation skills, (4) decision-making skills, (5) leadership and mentoring skills, (6) character and life skills and (7) teaching strategies. By taking part in this course, students are empowered to be leaders in their own lives and agents of positive social change in the lives of others by building long-term life-changing relationships with adults, their peers and younger students.
Elevate Beyond is a highly engaging and interactive experience where students will uncover their personal passions and create paths to pursue those passions through the utilization of 7 character qualities and 6 life skills. Along the way, you will work with Elevate Teacher-Mentors who help you prepare for and carry out your post-high school plan, whether it involves university, community college, trade-school, the military, the workplace or entrepreneurship. In addition, Elevate Beyond students will design and deliver a service project to benefit the community, which integrates their identified passions, skills and high school plan.
Topics to be explored include life-planning, the discovery of colleges and programs of study, career paths, post-secondary admission processes, ACT/SAT/placement testing, financial aid/scholarships, presentation and interview skills, personal financial literacy, resumes and personal statements, job searches, study skills, academic habits, and relationship-based decision-making.