Relationships First

The Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush High School is proud to be a “Relationships First” school. Relationships First is a restorative justice-practices philosophy that emphasizes the importance of positive, authentic human connection and its link to both academic success and social-emotional learning. Through meaningful relationships, teachers and school leaders create an inclusive educational environment that embraces all members. The five core RF practices encircle the school community with a Firm + Kind = Love mindset.

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