Social and Emotional Learning is the process through which adults and children learn how to manage and regulate their emotions, set and move closer to positive goals, develop a growth mindset, maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. While "SEL" has become quite the buzzword in education, we recognize that its lessons and goals are not new, nor are they revolutionary. However, the renewed interest in SEL aids in bringing more supports and focus in integrating it back into the teaching field.

Social and emotional learning has been supported through the Indiana Department of Education and is shown to have many benefits to our students, classrooms, and communities

Lafayette School Corporation is dedicated to incorporating social and emotional learning (SEL) into the school day. Our current corporation wide efforts are currently funded through a grant provided by North Central Health Services and will provide evidence-based programing to all LSC students by the 2021-2022 school year. The goal of this grant is to increase academic performance, decrease disciplinary referrals, and decrease substance abuse. More information about this grant can be found in the "NCHS Resilient Youth Initiative Grant" tab on the left side of this page. 

Also on this page are updates on our two NCHS funded programs: Positive Action and Botvin LifeSkills Training. There is a Resources tab as well that includes many tools and sites that may be useful for teachers and families. 


Director of SEL
Kathryn Parthun


Ext. 8521