Actively work toward independence in small steps with parents & mentors to coach. Students need practice making complex or emotional decisions when an adult is there for guidance on the process. By giving the answer, planning everything, and making things easier, adults rob students of the opportunity to learn and practice for independent living in college and career.
Practice intensely until these two habits become an immediate response when you need them:
The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.