7 Mindsets at Vista PEAK Exploratory – Aurora, Colorado
Vista PEAK Exploratory – K-8 School in Aurora, Colorado
Introducing Vista PEAK Exploratory: a K-8 School in Aurora, Colorado serving 1,200+ students representing diverse backgrounds. With a strong focus on culture, growth mindset, PBIS, and restorative practices, Vista PEAK is now in its 3rd year implementing the 7 Mindsets for social-emotional learning.
#1 Focus on School Culture
In just one academic year, Vista Peak Exploratory went from under-performing to being recognized as a performance school within the State of Colorado’s School Performance Framework.
This video gives a unique peek into Vista Peak’s culture and approach, focused on how they used an “umbrella approach” to implement social emotional learning campus-wide.
Restorative Practices and SEL
Vista Peak Exploratory has innovated a unique approach to Restorative Justice Practices by integrating social-emotional learning into its model for restorative conversations.
Instead of a punitive system, students are given the opportunity to explore their values, apply the 7 Mindsets to solving problems, and develop a deeper sense of purpose in the community.