Accountability with Academics and Restorative Education (AWARE)
Restorative education is a process that involves, to the extent possible, the student and others who were involved in the specific offense to collectively identify and address harms, needs, and obligations in order to repair relationships and restore community. Restorative education can help students foster the skills to choose and control emotional responses, particularly in negative situations, without engaging in self-destructive decisions and behavior. This will help restore the relationships that have been affected by the incident and prevent further incidents from occurring.
A typical day at AWARE includes:
- Academic work, including classwork from the home school
- Restorative education activities including "Movie with a Message" and service learning opportunities, as appropriate.
- Physical activity
- Meetings with a social worker concerning student offenses.
AWARE is available to a limited number of students. Transportation to and from the AWARE program is provided by the White Bear Lake Area School District. Breakfast and lunch are available on-site.
Middle School AWARE classroom hours are 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.
High School AWARE classroom hours are 8:00 am to 1:45 pm.