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Solar Named Best of Dallas 2017 - Best Girl Power!

 
Did you start your school day with a choreographed routine to a Justin Timberlake jam, an empowering pledge that starts out with "I believe in myself; I play big; I refuse to let anyone define me" and a dedicated time for fostering positive relationships among students? Us neither, but if you think it sounds awesome ... it is. Dallas ISD's Solar Preparatory School for Girls kicked off with kindergarten, first grade and second grade last fall (it'll add a grade level each year, through eighth grade) and the little girls that skip through the former James B. Bonham campus get things done. The curriculum is STEAM focused: You'll find pig-tailed kiddos coding, engineering lemonade stands and planning guerrilla art projects — and that's before lunch. There's also an emphasis on socio-emotional learning, allowing girls space to build self-esteem and support each other. The mean girl ethos that can so easily upend female confidence is not a thing here. Instead, girls focus on the Solar Six: curiosity, self-awareness, empathy, humility, leadership and grit. In the hallways and classrooms of Solar Prep, there's a joyful and palpable energy among the diverse students. It's like they know that someday, they're gonna run this motha.

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