Emotional, Social and Physical Education (ESP)


Building a positive foundation that will change students' lives

The Importance of Emotional, Social and Physical Education

Today’s educators are tasked with the responsibility of engaging students in learning; helping them perform academically, while also creating an environment of positive thoughts and behaviors.  The need for emotional and social education has never been greater, and much of the responsibility falls on educators to teach these important principles.  Research shows that social and emotional learning improves student achievement by an average of 11 percentile points, and also significantly improves student attitudes and behavior, while reducing depression and stress (Durlak et al., 2011).  Along with the need for Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the need for students to be engaged in physical fitness, and to build healthy habits that will have long lasting impacts on their happiness and well-being.

Acellus has become involved in the mission of providing schools with courseware that integrates the standards of SEL with the requirements of a physical education program.  We call this course ESP (Emotional, Social, and Physical Education).

The Acellus ESP Course focuses on the importance of all three components in students’ lives, and helps to cultivate healthy relationships, a caring attitude, and the importance of one’s overall well-being and physical health.  ESP inspires positivity, which will empower students to face the day to day challenges they will encounter in the real world.  Separate courses have been developed for the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

ESP Course Spotlight

ESP is taught by Dr. Pajet Monet, and guides students through the process of becoming physically fit and active, while teaching the importance of healthy thoughts, behaviors, and attitudes.


Course Overview

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