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School Health & Wellness

Like other public schools across the nation, Colorado charter schools are faced with health challenges and learning barriers related to the physical and mental well-being of their students, families, and staff members. Addressing the health of your school community ensures that your students can thrive, meet academic expectations, and be equipped to make healthy choices throughout their lives.

 

The Colorado League of Charter Schools offers access to the latest research, resources and tools related to multiple facets of school health and wellness. In addition, the League provides a list of potential partners and providers who are committed to K-12 school health in the areas of nutrition, physical activity and education, general health services, and emotional health services.

 

In key and critical ways, the League acts as a "matchmaker” between accurate, current and reliable health information and resources and its member charter schools. In today’s data-overload and "research findings du jour” world, it’s more critical than ever to ensure that your school has access to valid and reliable information as well as the resources necessary to build a healthier school environment for students, staff and families.

 

The League leverages findings from studies and charter school health and wellness experiences to help other members provide everything from the healthiest meals to the most effective emotional health support services.

For more information about the League's Health and Wellness supports and resources, contact Jacqui Carter, Program Manager, School Health and Wellness at 303-989-5356, ext. 117.

 

Research and Publications

Research demonstrates that when students and staff learn and work in healthy school environments, they are more academically successful and effective. The League provides charter schools with the research and rationale behind building a healthy school.  (more...)

 

Resources and Tools

The League connects charter schools to practical tools, trainings, and individualized technical support opportunities that are open to a diverse group of charter school stakeholders school leaders, staff members (student services, wellness coordinators, special education providers, physical education teachers and athletic coaches, and others), board members and parents. The League also provides a list of potential partners and service providers who are committed to K-12 school health in the areas of nutrition, physical activity and education, general health services, and mental health services. A list of federal and state programs related to school health is also available.  (more...)

 

Professional Development

The League offers a variety of health and wellness trainings, workshops, webinars, regional meetings and networking opportunities throughout the school year. Learn more about upcoming professional development opportunities related to charter school health and wellness.  (more...)

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