At Kent Denver, our focus on student wellness touches every aspect of school life. Our advisory curriculum engages students with age-appropriate activities to encourage social and emotional growth. We partner with Stanford's ChallengeSuccess program to assess and enhance the emotional well-being of our students. We provide crucial information about difficult topics to students and families with the help of experts like the Johnson Depression Center and Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. We collaborate with coaches, teachers and advisors to make sure wellness is central to all elements of school life.
Our 12-person wellness team—which includes three school counselors, a learning specialist, a school nurse and grade-level deans—provides encouragement, support and guidance to students, teachers and families during challenging times, joyful times and everything in between!
Current families can find additional wellness resources on the Parent Portal.
WHAT IS SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING?
"Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions."—From the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (casel.org)
We recognize that sometimes students need additional support to thrive. When students and families require specialized assistance to meet their academic, emotional or psychological needs, Kent Denver has a team of caring professionals ready to help.
Kent Denver's school counselors help meet the psychological needs of students in grades 6-12. Our counselors provide developmentally appropriate support and consultation for students, parents and faculty including:
- Short-term counseling
- Crisis intervention and assessment
- Referrals for mental health providers and services
- Coordination with outside mental health providers
- Management of student mental health support plans with accommodations as needed
Kent Denver’s learning specialist offers academic support and resources to ensure students of all learning styles find academic success. Support provided by the learning specialist includes:
- Homework, test-taking and organizational strategies
- Referrals for testing to identify potential learning challenges
- Student support plans with appropriate accommodations based on documented learning challenges
Current families can find additional resources on the Parent Portal.