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Social Emotional Learning Program

Shelby County Schools are dedicated to prioritizing Social Emotional Learning to meet the District’s Destination 2025 goals. Extensive research demonstrates that SEL programs improve well-being, reduce problem behaviors, support academic achievement gains, and develop skills critical to success in college and career.

SCS SEL Priorities Foci

Educators and Leaders
Our intent in providing this information is to supply all Shelby County Schools leaders and staff easy access for SEL competency development that is essential for the successful operation and compliance of their school. The information we have compiled here attempts to capture an overview of the departments and the procedures and protocols that highlight operational best practices in our district. This information has been composed from various sources, and the content will be constantly reviewed and revised in order to provide the most up-to-date information available. While we have aimed to make this SEL website a complete reference guide, you should always call any Shelby County Schools Department if you are in doubt of a specific policy, procedure, or mandate to make sure you are acting on the most current information. Please remember this website is not meant to serve as a substitute for seeking advisement from central office, legal, accounting, or other professional advice. (Adopted from AOSS Procedure Manual)

Schools, Parents and Communities
Social and emotional learning starts at home. Our SCS parents and families are critical partners in helping their children develop social and emotional know-how. Families can model the kinds of skills, attitudes, and behaviors we want all students to master. Parents and families can be important advocates for SEL at school.

In addition, community organizations that partner directly with schools offer students opportunities to practice the SEL skills they are learning at home, throughout the school day, and in their afterschool programming. These may include out-of-school-time providers (before and after school programs), community-based nonprofit organizations such as the YMCA, and health care providers. (CASEL.org