Asheville School




During the Self-Assessment process with Culture of Respect, we identified a need for more expansive curricula focused on health, 幸福, and human relationships for all of our students. After many months of hard work by our faculty, we are pleased to introduce 蓝调的核心, a multi-tiered educational program that begins in August of 2021.

The crux of the mission statement for 蓝调的核心 comes straight from our school’s mission statement:

To prepare our students for college and for life;
To educate students so they can make informed choices;
To create time for teenagers to talk about life issues in small groups with adults;
To enhance belonging among our students.


蓝调的核心 Overview

Third Form 课程

All Third Formers will take 蓝调的核心 as a sixth course during the entirety of the school year.

Asheville School 101

  • 游戏名字
  • The Why Behind 蓝调的核心/Stretch-Comfort-Panic
  • Big Picture Expectations - Be Kind, Be Kind, Be Kind; Living with new people
  • Nuts-n-Bolts:
    • 荣誉准则
    • Conduct- Level I, II, III
    • 十大
    • 技术
    • Health and Safety: Health Center; Signing out; travel in pairs; duty phone
    • 寻求帮助
    • Questions in a Hat
    • Etiquette and basic manner expectations
  • Distribute “Dear Third Former,” advice letter

Emotional Intelligence Framework

  • Language and definitions-wheel with composite and subscales
  • 案例研究


  • Active Reading, Test preparation
  • Time management with planner and study time (free periods and evenings)

Healthy Relationships

  • Our Voice sexual assault pyramid lesson
  • Consent Friiess; Tea Video
  • Defining Healthy Relationships (preview of 安全的日期 #1)


  • Science behind the development of the teenage brain

酒精 and 其他药物 (FCD)

  • 酒精
  • 其他药物
  • Special attention to Trusted Adult policy for nicotine
  • Saying NO and reasons to say NO


Social Media influence in our Lives

  • Cyberbullying/Bullying
  • 发送色情短信


  • 解剖学
  • Changes during teenage years
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Eating Disorders- Huntington
  • Body Shaming and Objectification

学院办公室 Introductions

Stress Management

  • Mindfulness practice
  • Identifying healthy ways to de-stress


  • Meeting our core human needs in healthy ways
  • 价值运动
  • Looking ahead to next year with letter writing exercise


Fourth Form 课程

All Fourth Formers will meet in small groups to learn about 安全的日期. This program is endorsed by Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. The content is applicable to dating relationships between teens of any gender identity or sexual orientation.
This program strives to:

  • Raise students’ awareness of what constitutes healthy, consensual relationships and abusive dating relationships.
  • Raise students’ awareness of dating abuse and its causes and consequences.
  • Equip students with the skills and resources to help themselves or friends in abusive dating relationships.
  • Equip students with the skills to increase their understanding of consent and to develop healthy dating relationships, including positive communication, anger management, and conflict resolution.


Fifth Form 课程

Fifth Form focus will focus on Emotional Intelligence through the lens of leadership skills, making healthy choices around drugs/alcohol, bystander education, and how to have hard conversations.

We will focus on 6 of the 15 Emotional Intelligence skills:

  • Emotional self-awareness

  • 同理心

  • Social responsibility

  • Stress tolerance

  • Impulse control

  • 现实验证

Sixth Form 课程

Topics will include:

  • Science behind Happiness
  • Financial Literacy
  • 人体解剖学
  • Basic Emotional Intelligence work
  • 101年学院:
    • Hook-up culture / Consent
    • Drugs /酒精 / Addiction cycle
    • STIs / Annual Health visits
    • 寻求帮助 in college / getting involved/ college lingo
    • Being 18 means….