- Academic performance is positively impacted by developing life skills that promote interpersonal relationships and a strong community.
- Self-discipline and relationships skills are necessary to work in our global, project-oriented, and team-based environment.
HFCA's faculty has been trained in the philosophy of Restorative Practices. This framework develops life skills that promote healthy interpersonal relationships and strong community. Simply stated, restorative behavior seeks to: 1) restore those that have been harmed, 2) restore relationships, and 3) restore our community.
Rather than a set consequence or punishment for misbehavior, restorative practices acknowledge that:
- Decisions are best made and conflicts are best resolved by those most directly involved in them.
- Each incident or conflict is an opportunity to learn how a student's behavior impacts others.
- Understanding this impact is more likely to influence future behavior than a predetermined consequence or punishment.
Providing students with self-discipline and relationship-building tools allows HFCA to:
- Hold students to a higher standard of behavior.
- Build a stronger sense of community among HFCA teachers, students, and parents.
- Equip students to be effective global citizens who possess solid interpersonal skills needed to contribute to a more peaceful world.