Focus on the whole student
In every interaction with – or discussion about – students, BARR educators address students’ academic, emotional, social, and physical needs.
Under the model, teachers work to better understand and build on students’ strengths, proactively address the non-academic reasons why they may fall behind in school, and identify what they need to thrive.
When students enter a large high school, they are a number - they use it for lunch, for attendance, for books. BARR allows our students to have an identity and they have a team of teachers who know their story.
MultiBriefs: How asset-based programs help K-12 education
MultiBrief looks at the benefits of BARR as a strength-based education model.Read More
Edutopia: Student Data: Friend or Foe?
Edutopia looks at the impacts BARR has created in Bryan Adams High School Leadership Academy .Read More
The Hechinger Report: A little-known program has lifted 9th grade performance in virtually every type of school
The Hechinger Report looks at the impacts BARR has created in diverse schools across the national network.Read More