Teacher: Ms. Carrie Aydt Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Classroom phone: 314-415-5578
Teacher Assistant: Mrs. Rhonda Collins
Social Worker: Mrs. Kristen Hughes
Course description: KEYS (Keeping Every Youth Successful) is a course offered through Special School District to address social and emotional needs of students with an individualized education plan. This is done through psycho-educational groups that help students gain ways of coping with emotions that can impede academic achievement. Students receive a pass or fail grade and an elective credit for KEYS.
What KEYS is ...
- A class that will teach an evidence-based curriculum to gain skills to regulate emotions.
- A classroom where a trusted adult is always available to listen to you.
- A comfortable place to express thoughts and feelings without judgment.
- A resource to help challenge thoughts and behaviors that cause stress, anxiety, and prevent class attendance and academic success.
- A location to access: during scheduled times, when experiencing strong emotions, in the A.M. (before school begins), in-between classes, during lunch, and during assemblies.
What KEYS is not ...
- It is not a place to hang out when the core class teacher is not covering any new material or when class is doing nothing.
- It is not a location to sleep or rest when a core class is going on.
- It is not a study hall (academic time is granted at the discretion of the teacher).
PWHS KEYS Course weekly agenda:
- Monday: Group
- Tuesday: IC grade check; discussion
- Wednesday: Group
- Thursday: Group
- Friday: Activity
PWHS KEYS entrance routine (when bell rings)
- Remove binder from shelf
- Complete self-rating sheet
- Complete feelings id
- Be prepared for group discussion
PWHS KEYS grade is based on:
- Participation in group
- Adherence to listed daily class routines
PWHS KEYS exit routine
- Finish conversation or activity
- Return Binder to shelf
- Clean up your space
- Exit when bell rings