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AVI-07.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 experience extracurricular and community service activities within the school and community
(b) Evaluate the impact of decisions on the environment
(c) Identify activities that assist with self-care and healthy habits
(d) Identify areas that need attention and develop goals to address those areas
(e) Increase awareness and apply basic concepts of budgeting, spending, and making responsible financial decisions
(f) Develop a support network that includes peers and adults for academic and future success
(g) Explore how individual motivators and self-monitoring of motivation impact academic performance
(h) Seek help related to areas of need
(i) Determine personal levels of grit and perseverance in relation to growth mindset
(j) Establish self-awareness strategies and skills, including SLANT
(k) Make connections between key learning points and new contexts

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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