The Bridge School


Self-Determined Model
Know Yourself and Your Environment Value Yourself Plan Act Experience Outcomes and Learn

Know Yourself and Your Environment

Students learn to:

  • Dream
  • Know your strengths, weaknesses, needs and preferences
  • Know options, supports and expectations
  • Decide what is important to you

Value Yourself

Students learn to:

  • Accept and value yourself
  • Use weaknesses to find strengths
  • Recognize and respect rights and responsibilities
  • Take care of yourself
  • Develop and nurture positive relationships


Students learn to:

  • Set Goals
  • Plan small steps to meet goals
  • Anticipate results
  • Be creative
  • Visually rehearse


Students learn to:

  • Take risks
  • Communicate
  • Access resources and support
  • Negotiate
  • Deal with conflict and criticism

Experience Outcomes and Learn

Students learn to:

  • Compare outcome to expected outcome
  • Compare performance to expected performance
  • Realize success
  • Make adjustments