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Counseling & Wellness Program

The purpose of the San Antonio Academy Comprehensive Counseling and Wellness program is to provide a high quality and effective counseling and wellness model addressing the personal, social, academic, and career development competencies of all students so that they may realize and achieve their personal goals. Recognizing the importance of the entire educational community, the SAA Counseling and Wellness team will serve as an integral member of the support system enabling all students the opportunity to fully progress so that they may be prepared to effectively manage future challenges. The SAA Counseling and Wellness program framework was created in alignment with the Texas Model for Comprehensive School Counseling Programs and the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. This framework is intended to guide the counseling and wellness team in the development of measurably effective counseling and wellness services.

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Program Spotlight

Brain Break Olympics

In the fall of 2020, the Counseling & Wellness Team created mental "Brain Breaks" designed to help students move so that blood and oxygen is carried to the brain. The breaks create an opportunity to become energized or even relaxed.
 
Devised as a series of weekly 15-minute games to provide the SAA Upper School boys with an opportunity to take a break from their academics, the Brain Break Olympics (BBO), also allows the students to have a little fun. With social and emotional health at the forefront, the Counseling and Wellness Team incorporated those SEL elements in addition to character traits such as teamwork, courage, and responsibility to ultimately help boys build that bond of brotherhood for which the school is known.  
 
To hype the program, a fun video challenge was shown every Monday in chapel so the “Olympians” have an overview of the new task they will execute at the end of the week. As the points are tallied over the course of the games, the culmination of their effort will be revealed during a closing ceremony on December 16. 
 
 
Ernest Cox Jr, Ph.D., NCC, CSC; ECJ /Director of Counseling & Wellness 
 

Charlotte Turlington /SEL Coordinator / email