SEL is an updated synonym for our Character Education program. In Middle Country, we have had Character Education as part of the instructional program for decades. It is embedded in our mission statement which was crafted nineteen years ago with the help of MCCSD staff members, the teaching staff, and a cross section of community members. Student skills such as how to set goals, approach challenges with optimism, and believe in themselves and their abilities are emphasized. Developing students’ social and emotional skills are supported through school policy, reading assignments, and good modeling.