SEL for secondary students

Partnering with Schools to Help Middle and High School Students Thrive

Tier 1 & 2 supports help students succeed

One in three students struggle with social-emotional barriers that make it difficult for them to focus and learn. EmpowerU partners with schools to give these students the dedicated time and support they need to build resilience. And we do it without taxing the limited resources of school counseling teams that are already stretched thin.

Tier 2 Supports

Proven to build student resilience and confidence

EmpowerU partners with schools to engage students as active participants in their wellness journey. 

Tier 1 SEL Program

Our Tier 1 secondary SEL curriculum (grades 6-10) gives all students the vocabulary, skills and mindset to find healthy success in school and life.  

  • Turnkey curriculum led by classroom teachers using prompts and resources inside the EmpowerU portal
  • Daily exercises tailored to each grade level to reinforce classroom lessons and build SEL proficiency
  • Engaging resources and activities to help students internalize learning
  • Streamlined teacher training and minimal daily prep

Tier 2 SEL Prorgam

Our Tier 2 secondary school SEL intervention (grades 6-12) delivers expert 1:1 support to struggling students. Our team can help identify the students who will benefit from daily online lessons and 1:1 coaching by trained EmpowerU instructors. 

  • Independent course of study with 6- and 12-week options
  • Students identify goals in four areas — personal, emotional, social and academic — and schools and students can easily track goal progress in the EmpowerU portal   
  • Daily online lessons and 1:1 personalized coaching with highly-trained EmpowerU instructor 
  • Collaboration between EmpowerU and school-based counseling team maximizes meaningful student support  
  • Three-year data shows EmpowerU students make significant improvements in emotional wellbeing, school attendance and grades by the end of the course 

Seamless, accessible and equitable

The EmpowerU portal provides seamless and effective delivery of the SEL middle school curriculum, as well as the middle and high school SEL Tier 2 intervention with daily lessons and 1:1 coaching from highly-trained EmpowerU instructors.

Whether Tier 1 or Tier 2, our team approaches student growth one small step at a time with engaging SEL skill-building lessons. And we help each student with the reflection, feedback and highly-trained coaching that’s needed to take knowledge from the head to the heart and create resilience and persistence skills that last.

The middle school and high school Tier 2 course includes the opportunity to earn a semester wellness course credit for students who complete all six units.

Tier 2 Instruction

More than 94% of students make significant progress toward their goals, preparing them to better navigate life’s challenges and bumps.

A better way to increase engagement and avoid costly interventions

EmpowerU’s Tier 1 curriculum helps all students develop and trust their Inner Coach — and tune out their Inner Critic. This ability, and the accompanying skills and strategies to manage their emotional and stress triggers, are a strong preventative approach to help students navigate the challenges that life brings in helpful, healthy and positive ways.

And our unique, proven Tier 2 SEL intervention helps students that are struggling with mood, stress and motivation. Daily practice of resilience skills is key as they work to set and meet goals in four wellness areas: personal, emotional, social and academic.

EmpowerU’s SEL systems fuel student growth, without a heavy lift on staff or need for additional hires. And schools that use EmpowerU see fewer costly absences, better student grades and a lower need for more costly social-emotional student interventions.

Tiered SEL support for all levels of need

Together with schools, EmpowerU can design a tiered SEL program that is accessible, equitable, effective and affordable. We partner with education leaders every day to increase capacity for school-wide SEL, create a targeted intervention for struggling students and report the data-rich results of their SEL investment.

Tier 2 Interventions

EmpowerU helps schools support Tier 1 and Tier 2 students with SEL, reducing the need for Tier 3 interventions.

EmpowerU Student Lifecycle

Build Core Concepts
and Common Language

  • Teacher-led lessons – Tier 1
  • Guided individual reflection
  • Targeted support – Tier 2
  • Simple, online teacher training

SEL Skill Building
for Prevention

  • Teacher-led lessons – Tier 1
  • Guided student reflection
  • Targeted support – Tier 2
  • Simple, online teacher training

Proven Support for
Struggling Students

  • Targeted support – Tier 2
  • Semester course credit available
  • Tier 1 virtual option
  • Coordination with school-based team

Adult mental wellbeing makes a difference to students. We offer an online professional learning course for educators at any level.

Learn more about  SEL for Secondary Students with EmpowerU

What People are Saying

“EmpowerU is more than just talking about problems, it gives students tools to engage in the process of self-improvement and equips them to overcome obstacles – now and in their future.”

Bill

Principal, Online High School

Learning to use my Inner Coach to get more motivated helped me get my work done and get closer to my goals.”

Topher

High School Senior

Thank you for cheering on Elle to complete the course with a positive attitude and a high degree of integrity. I feel like these strategies will help her ongoing throughout all aspects of her life.”

Jeri

Parent of 10th grader

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Learn More

Learn more about our Tier 1 and Tier 2 SEL K-12 programs and unique methodology, or schedule a brief demonstration.

EmpowerU’s revolutionary approach to social-emotional learning helps students replace anxiety and depression with resilience and confidence. As active participants in their wellness journey, students complete engaging, online lessons supported by daily 1:1 motivational coaching that fuel improved emotional wellbeing, school attendance, and grades. EmpowerU offers site-based licenses to schools and colleges, as well as access to the credit-bearing course through third-party online schools or direct from the company.