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SEL Curriculum/Programs

Character Strong

Mt. Angel School District uses the CharacterStrong (CS) Advisory Curriculum (middle and high school) and PurposeFull People (elementary) as our district-wide SEL curriculum. CharacterStrong (CS) focuses on fostering the Whole Child with vertically-aligned lessons that teach SEL and character, side-by-side. 

  • Middle/High School SEL Competencies and Character Development: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, Responsible Decision-Making, Patience, Kindness, Honesty, Respect, Selflessness, Forgiveness, Commitment, Humility
  • Elementary School SEL Competencies and Character Development: Courage, Perserverance, Honesty, Respect, Gratitude, Kindness, Responsibility, Cooperation, Creativity, Empathy

St. Mary's Public Elementary School uses The PAX Good Behavior Game  (PAX GBG) which is an elementary school universal intervention implemented by teachers. The PAX GBG combines science from PeaceBuilders, Good Behavior Game, and other studies for a classroom and schoolwide approach that teaches students self-management, self-control, and self-regulation through giving children choices and group rewards for displaying positive, productive actions. 


St. Mary's Public School is implementing The Zones of Regulation on a limited basis. Zones of Regulation creates a systematic approach to teach regulation by categorizing all the different ways we feel and states of alertness we experience into four concrete colored zones. Integrating in cognitive behavior therapy, students build skills in emotional and sensory regulation, executive functioning, and social cognition. The framework is designed to help move students toward more independent regulation while also honoring and respecting each student and their unique self.