Mental Health and Wellness

Our Philosophy

As a community HCPS has recognized the importance of championing the mental health and wellness of students and we at the SMA are strong supporters of this cause. If you are not familiar with the HCPS Virtual Calming Room, we encourage you to pay it a visit at https://www.hcps.org/virtual-calming-room/Home.html.

Our work within the SMA, now and into the future, will align with the work being done on a larger scale through HCPS and the National Consortium of Specialized STEM Schools (NCSSS), of which the SMA is a member school. We will be implementing initiatives to create a positive impact on the mental health and wellness of our students as part of our ongoing focus on mental health and wellness.

We are excited to bring mental health and wellness to the forefront in the SMA through in-class lessons, activities, and program-wide initiatives. To kick-off this school year students have already been introduced to several tools to highlight the importance of self-care and caring for others. Be sure to ask your student about our Kudos cards, Positive Post-Its, Lock Box, and Reset Button.

Please come back and visit this webpage quarterly as content will be added and used in our classes.