Palos Verdes High School was awarded a Specialized Secondary Programs (SSP) grant in 2017 from the California Department of Education. This funded the development and implementation of a two–course sequence focused on mindfulness and careers related to it. The first course, Introduction to Mindfulness, launched in 2018. It is the first year–long UC “G” approved course focusing on mindfulness in California. This experiential course introduces mindfulness and the science surrounding it. Students develop a personal mindfulness practice for stress resilience and learn to improve self and social awareness, relationships, and decision making. The advanced course is expected to launch in 2019.
Introduction to Mindfulness