Target 3. Flexible Learning Environments: FWSU will maximize flexible learning environments by redefining the school day, promoting learning experiences that extend beyond the school classroom, and fostering creativity, innovation, and differentiated learning opportunities for all.

Action Step 4: Increase access to resources for all students using digital tools making learning more accessible for diverse learners.

Indicator of Success: Staff, students and community embrace digital, social, mobile and “always on” learning style of 21st century students.

Stop by the high school at BFA Fairfax any afternoon between 1:15 and 1:30 and you will see students involved in a variety of activities throughout the building. This is our daily Wellness Break! 

Students have the opportunity to play basketball in the gym…


stretch out with some yoga…


relax with “mindful” coloring…


collaborate on a crossword puzzle…


have a mini jam session…


or take a walk around the building or connect with friends for a few minutes.

High school teachers volunteer to supervise the activities which allow them to connect with students in a different way. Students are enjoying the chance to take a “brain break” in the afternoon and have reacted positively to the change in schedule:

“Wellness break gives me a chance to gather myself before the last class of the day”


“It breaks up the afternoon and helps me focus in class at the end of the day.”

Students have been invited to suggest activities for future wellness breaks. We hope that students continue to participate and benefit from this change of routine that helps to wake up their brain each afternoon in the high school at BFA.

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