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AVI-08.SA.01: Student Empowerment is where students gain the authority and agency to make decisions on their own and implement their changes in school. Student empowerment generally includes learning, teaching and leadership in the classroom. Empowerment happens through student authorization and action upon gaining a sense of power.


(a) Explore and pursue leadership opportunities in extracurricular and community service activities within the school and local and/or global community
(b) Evaluate the impact of decisions on the world
(c) Effectively manage stress and anxiety levels, including areas such as test preparation and test taking
(d) Create a systematic decision-making model for personal financial decisions and circumstances
(e) Maintain a strong support network for academic and career success
(f) Identify mentors to influence, support, and guide future transitions and success
(g) Apply strategies to support motivation, especially when lacking intrinsic motivation
(h) Strengthen ability to self-advocate related to areas of need
(i) Leverage support network to assist with areas of need
(j) Reflect on current status and skills to strengthen mental flexibility now and in the future
(k) Recognize and overcome obstacles that could hinder future success
(l) Apply self-awareness strategies and skills with a variety of academic challenges
(m) Employ key learning points in real-world applications

Students who are empowered can:

  • build their self-confidence
  • build a sense of self-efficacy
  • build an ability to solve problems
  • research information and communicate that information and their interests
  • engage with issues occurring around them



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