Flex Academy believes in the importance of maintaining a healthy mind and body and this mentality is woven deeply into the school’s culture and educational philosophy. Social and emotional growth is fostered in all we do.
Flex Academy's Dimensions of Wellness Include:
Physical Wellness- To maintain overall physical health and engage in appropriate physical activity (e.g., stamina, strength, flexibility, healthy body, composition)
Social Wellness- To develop and maintain meaningful relationships with a network of friends, family members and contribute to the community (e.g. friendly, compassionate, supportive, good listener)
Emotional Wellness- To have a positive self-concept, deal constructively with your feelings, and develop positive qualities (e.g. optimism, trust, self-confidence, determination, dedication)
Intellectual Wellness- To pursue and retain knowledge, think critically about issues, make sound decisions, identify problems, and find solutions(e.g. common sense, creativity, curiosity)
Environmental Wellness- To protect yourself from environmental hazards, and to minimize the negative impact of your behavior on the environment (e.g. carpools, recycling)
Spiritual Wellness- To develop a set of beliefs, principles, or values that give meaning or purpose to your life; develop faith in something beyond yourself (e.g. religious faith, service to others).
A student's membership to the YMCA and its five locations will greatly benefit students and families alike by promoting a healthy lifestyle. Students will also have opportunities at Flex Academy to build on these wellness dimensions during at school Health and Wellness days.