Academics

Outstanding academics that fulfill individual promise

  • Maximize academic potential through continuous improvement, a growth mind-set, and knowing each student as an individual.
  • Utilize a constructivist, integrative, and project-based approach that deeply engages students and has real-world relevance.
  • Support the development of core academic skills with focused instruction, deliberate practice, and consistent feedback.

The EQ/SEL Model

A framework for understanding and harnessing the power of emotions.
 
To provide a practical and simple way to learn and practice emotional intelligence, Six Seconds developed a three-part model in 1997 as a process – an action plan for using emotional intelligence in our daily life as students, teachers and parents.
 
Know Yourself: Clearly seeing what you feel and do. Emotions are data, and these competencies allow you to accurately collect that information.
 
Choose Yourself: Doing what you mean to do. Instead of reacting “on autopilot,” these competencies allow you to proactively respond.
 
Give Yourself: Doing it for a reason. These competencies help you put your vision and mission into action so you lead on purpose and with full integrity.
 

HEARTS Curriculum Model

Our curriculum framework is the “how” of the mission and vision of Synapse School: HEARTS. Expanding on Six Seconds’ 3-step learning approach, HEARTS distills all of Synapse’s signature constructivist and brain-based education into six phases of learning: