KELSO'S CHOICE - Elementary CampusesSince the Fall of 2012, Alvin ISD elementary schools began implementing a conflict-management curriculum called Kelso’s Choice. This curriculum teaches students to distinguish between small (minor) problems and more serious problems. Students are empowered to resolve small problems themselves by utilizing options such as talking it out, walking away, and waiting and cooling off. Throughout the curriculum, students are taught nine options to solving small problems. For more serious problems, students are taught to get an adult’s help. Our school counselors work with students to learn how to distinguish between small and serious problems.
More information about Kelso’s Choice can be found at the link below:
Second Steps - Junior High CampusesSince the Fall of 2019, Alvin ISD junior high schools began implementing a social and emotional curriculum called Second Steps. The Second Step Middle School Program is a first-of-its-kind SEL curriculum that’s modern, web-based, and responsive to the needs of today’s students and educators. It’s underpinned by the latest research in adolescent brain development and social psychology, and it’s been refined through multiple pilot programs in classrooms across the country. The result is a program that doesn’t just help kids do better in school. It helps them do better in life.More information about Second Step's curriculum can be found at the link below:BULLYING PREVENTION
Alvin ISD takes the issue of bullying very seriously. We want our students to feel welcome and safe in a caring, learning environment. Counselors are provided at every AISD campus to assist students experiencing difficulty in school. However, students are always encouraged to talk to any school official (teachers, assistant principals, or principals).
What is bullying?
Texas Education Code, Chapter 37 Section37.001
Definition: “Bullying" means engaging in written or verbal expression,expression through electronic means, or physical conduct that occurs on school property, at a school-sponsored or school-related activity, or in a vehicle operated by the District and that:
1. Has the effect or will have the effect of physically harming a student, damaging a student’s property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of harm to the student’s person or of damage to the student’s property; or
2. Is sufficiently severe, persistent, and pervasive enough that the action or threat creates an intimidating,threatening, or abusive educational environment for a student.
This conduct is considered bullying if it:
1. Exploits an imbalance of power between the student perpetrator and the student victim through written or verbal expression or physical conduct; and
2. Interferes with a student’s education or substantially disrupts the operation of a school.
If you suspect your child is being bullied, please contact the school counselor. The AISD counselors have tools to aid in identifying a bullying situation and the steps to take to rectify.