Mapleton Public Schools is committed to providing a comprehensive and equitable system of preventative supports that reduce barriers to learning and increase supports for all students.
Social-emotional learning, a topic gaining recent attention in public schools and education organizations throughout the country, has long been an integral part of Mapleton's 'whole-child' approach to education. In Mapleton, fostering the development of healthy, successful students goes well beyond academics, to include mental, emotional, physical and social support.
Mapleton has taken two big steps in ensuring the needs of all students are being met. The first bold step combined the departments of Special Education and Student Support Services to become the Integrated Services Department. The second move was to place full-time mental health support in every school. The Board of Education prioritized this expansion of mental health services in their 2018-19 budget planning. Mapleton's partnership with Community Reach Center and grant opportunities through the Colorado Department of Education were also instrumental in this expansion of services.