Crest Learning Center
Crest PRIDE! Four Core Essentials!
- Healthy Relationships
Healthy connections are taught by building trust through acceptance and keeping an open mind. Respect is highly valued through sharing, listening, remaining honest, and being candid about thoughts and feelings in a safe community, where communication is encouraged and incorporated into the curriculum. Healthy relationships span friends, family, peers, adults in all capacities, and community members.
Fun is an experience — often unexpected, informal, generally not cerebral but purposeful. Crest incorporates fun in all curriculum. Experiential fun learning occurs from group projects to field trips. Through learning new enjoyable activities, fun includes diverting the mind and body to contribute an extra dimension. Students are encouraged to share and explore all aspects of how fun can be added to each day.
- Work Ethic/Grit
This is a distinct combination of passion, resilience, determination, and focus that allows a person to maintain the discipline and optimism to persevere in their goals, even in the face of discomfort, rejection, and a lack of visible progress. Students are supported while learning how to ethically work hard, remain committed to their goals, and persevere through struggles and failure. Habits and traits that comprise work ethic are emphasized and reinforced positively.
Crest's Community embodies the soul of our program. It is a feeling of fellowship with others. Making efforts to be an active community member at Crest is vital to student success. Our strong curriculum results in sharing common attitudes, finding new interests, and learning how to be a productive member of any community. Crest students soon learn that supporting our community and being a part of it comes with embracing differences, feeling accepted, and finding a role here.