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The connection between school climate and student achievement has been well established in research. Focusing on the development of a campus. climate as a learning environment is fundamental to improved teacher morale and student achievement (Nomura, 1999) and formally assessing and addressing school climate is essential to any schools. effort toward successful reform, achievement and making a difference for underprivileged student groups (California P-16 council, 2008). Indicators of a positive school climate and welcoming learning environment are increased attendance and reduced discipline referrals. Increased attendance in extracurricular activities is another sign that students feel supported by an affirming school climate (Scales & Leffert, 1999).

Warming Up the Campus

Warming Up the Campus will assist campus leadership teams in focusing on school climate while developing a culture built on strong relationships. This tool incorporates research from the National School Climate Center’s dimensions of school climate which include safety, relationships, teaching and learning, instructional environment, and staff. It provides a framework for engaging in on-going conversations to gather data, which allows campuses to reflect on internal systems. Utilizing this tool will support campus leadership teams as they continue to enhance existing systems and create warm and safe spaces where learning and achievement are paramount.