Students are the reason why ASAP exists.
We are willing advocates for our students. Engaging activities develop values, skills and relationships. Activities are not seen as ends in themselves, but as vehicles for creating values, building skills and solidifying peer and adult relationships. An engaging activity is one that holds children's attention, awakens their imagination, and inspires them to want to learn more. Children have the right to be accepted, respected and valued by others. Children are viewed as individuals to be developed, not problems to be solved. ASAP students are involved in decision-making and program design. If students get to choose how, when, in what and with whom to be engaged, they are far more likely to enjoy themselves and behave cooperatively.