6 Ways Empowering Teachers Empowers Students

School for Entrepreneurship and Technology (SET High) students are surprised with a straw experiment.

6 Ways Empowering Teachers Empowers Students

What makes a great high school? Awesome teachers who reignite a love for learning. At the School for Entrepreneurship and Technology (SET High), our highly-qualified teachers are empowered to think about and create their L.E.G.A.C.Y. at our tuition-free public school for grades 9-12. These are the six values our talented teachers embody so that you – and everyone at SET High – love high school:

L: Life-Long Learner

Remember your love for school way back in early grades? Let’s bring that back. We encourage our multi-talented teachers to promote a continuous love for learning and self-improvement. Our teachers turn their passions into awesome electives – their excitement and enthusiasm for learning inspires you to find your own passion and awaken that deep-seeded curiosity for life-long learning you once had. You choose what academic rigor means to you. 

E: Engage and Empathize

What really matters in school? Is school only about test scores? Try teacher empathy. Our teachers encourage deep connection with you and understand your individual needs. We listen to and guide you along your personal learning journey, customized to your interests. This fosters a meaningful career journey for our teachers too. Teachers also offer passion projects that we find reignites a love for school in our students. 

G: Growth Mindset

Do you remember our philosophy about failure for success? We empower our teachers to embrace challenges and see effort as a path to mastery. Rather than fearing failure, SET High students learn from our teachers that failure is an essential part of the learning process (Hello, Scientific Method!), and that we all grow from overcoming obstacles. Accepting and expecting change reminds us that flexibility fosters growth!

A: Adaptable

SET High teachers model the beneficial behavior model of adaptability, so that the planned lesson may be molded around the current topic. Learning to pivot is an essential life skill for us all. We also promote adaptability through our 4×4 block schedule and teach what we call the H-P concepts to cultivate the emotional intelligence necessary to succeed in life.

C: Collaborative and Creative Culture

SET High teachers are encouraged to nurture a collaborative and creative culture school-wide. Teamwork, innovation, and creativity demonstrate the importance of working together to drive positive change. Critical thinking abounds here! The more our teachers practice collaboration and creativity, the more our students recognize this as purposeful practice and can carry this approach forward with them beyond high school.

Y: Youth Empowerment

Who have you uplifted lately? Just as our teachers are encouraged to reflect and consider the legacy they’ll leave with you, we empower you to take charge of your life, education, and community impact. It’s important to contribute to the collective, not to cliques, and that’s especially powerful once you discover your authentic self. Our teachers are shining examples of how to embrace individuality and bring your unique strengths to the collective.

Believe us. You can love school because our teachers are empowered to love their role at SET High. The average tenure of our teachers is over eight years and our teachers are still excited to be back to school this year. This positive energy initiates a flywheel effect across SET High, feeding the unique L.E.G.A.C.Y. our teachers create for years to come. Love it?

Are you ready to reignite your love for high school? Experience the L.E.G.A.C.Y. at SET High. We’re still enrolling the next generation of creative, compassionate, strong leaders.

About SET High 

SET High offers each student individual attention from multi-talented, highly qualified  teachers. Students build a healthy camaraderie with classmates inside an intellectually rigorous environment that brings out their talents and personality, helping them develop their individual character and direction in life. With a wide variety of electives, flexible scheduling, dual enrollment college classes and more — our students regularly exceed their academic and personal expectations. Enrolling now!