At ACE Elementary, our baseline is an amazing gifted education. But beyond that, we want our students to be outstanding members of their communities. To that end, we offer Elementary students two courses — Emotional Intelligence and Examined Self — to make sure that they have the tools to be healthy and happy citizens of the world.
More than just a core class, we integrate Emotional Intelligence concepts and exercises across the disciplines, supporting students in successfully navigating the academic, social, and emotional challenges they face in their formative years. We promote healthy communication and interaction among peers, allow students to voice their concerns, and draw on the expertise of psychologists and current research on the emotional and social challenges of gifted children to provide an environment that is tailored to support their development as happy, well-adjusted, confident, and contributing individuals.
This course looks at topics like nutrition, sleep, stress management, organization, health, and mood while focusing on data collection and analysis. By self-assessing, tracking growth, and looking for trends in their data, students work to build healthy habits that will keep them operating at their own peak performance level.