North High School Denver, CO
How North Became A Partner School:
In 2016, we launched our first-ever ASSET summer institute. We brought together 9 educators from throughout Denver. One of those educators happened to Beth Lakin, an 11th grade Language Arts teacher at North High School. Beth quickly became an asset to ASSET as she piloted our first iteration of the curriculum with her AP Language Arts class. In Beth’s initial pilot, 100% of her students reported using the tools outside of class. 50% reduced their self-perceived stress and 66% increased their mindfulness. The following year, North implemented ASSET in freshmen seminar classes and all 11th grade English classes. This academic year, North implements ASSET in the majority of English classes as well as several Science, Math, and PE classes. The ASSET team at North High School self-selected to implement the curriculum once per week as part of their content classes.
Core ASSET Team:
North’s English Department
We give credit to Beth for conceptualizing the idea of the ASSET menu. In the winter of 2017, Beth suggested we create a guide of different types of student stress and tools that work best for each type of stress— thus the ASSET menu was born!
Scott Wolf, North’s principal, is the mastermind behind the idea of using ASSET school-wide during high-stress times. Thanks to Scott’s leadership North implements ASSET tools in every class before PSATs, midterms, and other stress-provoking situations