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AVI-06.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) Determine personal interest for extracurricular and community service activities within the school and community
(b) Gain awareness of extracurricular and community service activities within the school and community
(c) Evaluate the impact of decisions on others
(d) Explore the importance of healthy, balanced lifestyles, including aspects such as good sleeping, eating, and exercise habits
(e) Establish understanding of concepts and content-specific vocabulary related to personal finance
(f) Identify the characteristics of positive, healthy relationships
(g) Explore individual peer relationships and identify those that are positive and healthy
(h) Gain awareness of motivators that positively impact performance
(i) Self-monitor to diagnose areas of need (e.g., academic, personal, social-emotional)
(j) Gain awareness of skills that increase mental flexibility
(k) Explore the relationship between grit and perseverance
(l) Identify strategies and skills that promote self-awareness
(m) Identify individual strengths and areas of challenge related to academic skills and performance
(n) Determine key points from learning experiences

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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