Episode 44: Adults Connecting With Kids with Principal Dana Moen

When students feel like an adult on campus cares about them, they do better academically. Research recently has proved it, and we're talking with Principal Dana Moen about how he's seen that work, and how he's encouraged a culture where his staff are involved as club or sports leaders, and can be an adult who cares about those students.  

The mission of YouSchool is to pull out the best of this kind of culture and spread it to public high schools.

A little about our guest this week, Dana Moen:
My name is Dana Moen, principal of Classical Academy High School (CAHS).
I have the great honor of serving as principal of this distinguished high school. CAHS is passionate about partnering with parents to provide the best education possible so that students become successful thinkers, communicators, and achievers. We provide a rigorous and flexible academic program that meets the University of California A-G requirements. As a Distinguished, award-winning, California public charter school, CAHS offers a nurturing environment teaching students to: work hard, live pure, lead with courage, and honor each other, while preparing students for college, career, and citizenship. CAHS has been recognized by Newsweek magazine as the 136th school in the nation for preparing students for college and number one in San Diego as the best high school for homebuyers in 2016. Classical Academy High School is located in downtown Escondido, is one mile from the 78 and 15 freeways, and is within easy walking distance from the Sprinter station on Valley Parkway.


Do you know?

For years we’ve been studying what a young person needs in order to transition into a healthy, thriving adulthood.  

They're uncommon sense ideas, really.

Download this checklist and use it with your students (or kids).

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