Arizona Hope-Centered Curriculum For Private Schools | EI Program Expanded

The company’s recently expanded emotional intelligence curriculum has been hailed as a hope-centered program because it teaches students practical goal-setting and goal-achieving skills to increase their sense of hope for the future. Private school educators can implement this EI curriculum, called “My Best Me,” as a one-hour session each week or tailor it to their classroom schedule, to complement their primary academic syllabus.

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With its updated curriculum, Hope Rising seeks to improve the learning environment and optimize academic success at private schools across Arizona. “My Best Me” has been proven to result in reduced classroom disruptions, fewer disciplinary actions needed, better education outcomes, and heightened academic performance among Pre-K-12 students.

The conversation around emotional intelligence has been intensifying within Arizona school districts in the past few years. In a 2020 review, the Arizona Department of Education outlined the need for including emotional intelligence competencies in Arizona school curriculums. This need has only increased since, aggravated by the social interruption and isolation challenges experienced by students during quarantines.

The concept of Hope Rising’s curriculum, “My Best Me,” is rooted in this definition of hope: “Hope is the belief that tomorrow will be better than today, and that you have the power to make it so”. As such, the program teaches students practical skills for setting personal and academic goals. Students then learn how to develop a pathway to achieve their set objectives. Setting goals and making them happen helps build students’ confidence and personal accountability, while also encouraging them to be actively engaged in directing their own education.

Schools implementing “My Best Me” have reported higher graduation rates, increased respect for authority, and improved grades. Educators using this interactive curriculum have also reported a decrease in issues like absenteeism, unwanted teen pregnancies, suicides, bullying, violence, and suspensions.

About Hope Rising

Hope Rising strives to provide educators and students with a comprehensive curriculum that intersects hope and emotional intelligence. With a core team, advisory board, and board of directors with diverse backgrounds in education, social work, and social sciences, the company uses scientific research to design its curriculum, which has resulted in measurable improvements for schools around the world.

Interested parties can learn more and preview Hope Rising’s EI curriculum by visiting

Hope Rising
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3750 West Main Street
Suite AA
United States

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