9-12 SEL

A Practical Solution to the Challenge of High School SEL

Aperture Education’s high school platform simplifies high school SEL assessment. Our Student Portal, featuring the DESSA-Student Self-Report, engages students in a reflection of their own social and emotional strengths and empowers them to set their own goals for growth. The educator completed DESSA-High School Edition provides an educator perspective of student social and emotional competence. Using either option or both together, you’ll have a solution that helps you connect to students and meet them where they are.

Aperture Education 9-12 SEL Includes:


SEL Assessment

DESSA-High School Edition
Student Self-Report

DESSA-High School Edition mini 1 minute universal screener

DESSA-High School Edition
educator completed assessment


Data & Insights

Student progress monitoring and
outcome evaluation

Program dashboard for educators,
counselors, and administrators


SEL Strategies

Individual and small group
competency-based strategies

Personalized goal-setting and advocate connections

Make high school SEL easy, engaging, and accessible

Get student voice data straight from the source and give students choice in their own personal growth through SMART goal-setting.


Self-assess with the DESSA-Student Self-Report

Receive immediate results and research-based personal intervention strategies

Set personal goals through a self-guided, mobile-friendly system



Capture accurate SEL data in real-time

Easily identify strengths, trends in competency gaps, and students in need of Tier 2 and Tier 3 supports

Assign and track research-based intervention strategies to students in need



Align Aperture to your district’s existing initiatives like MTSS, RTI, and PBIS

Quickly understand your district’s overall strengths and areas of need

Make informed decisions for implementing social and emotional strategies and new initiatives district-wide

Easily create and customize real-time reports to track impact

Keep growing

Aperture Education serves entire districts with practical and consistent SEL solutions for K-8, 9-12, educators and staff.
Drive transformation at every level of your district, school, or out-of-school-time program.

Our SEL Competencies

Aperture Education products are centered around 8 CASEL™- aligned social and emotional competencies to guide students and educators in their social and emotional skill development.

Interested in learning more? Download our SEL strategy guide for students in grades 9-12.

Aperture Education Testimonials

We are honored to work with districts, schools, and out-of-school-time programs around the world who show a commitment to SEL by partnering with Aperture Education to create social and emotional transformations for the educators and youth they serve.

The Aperture Student Portal is helping us connect a lot of pieces. Including, but not limited to the ability to teach kids a lifelong skill that is going to make them career and college ready. We can all benefit from knowing our strengths and how to set goals.

Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District
Oak Creek, Wisconsin

Overall, I think the Aperture Student Portal provides students with a great dose of self-awareness. We talk a lot about perception, self-concept, self-esteem, and growth mindset. This is a great opportunity to use SEL in conjunction with those frameworks.

Grundy Center Community Schools
Grundy Center, Iowa

I love that it’s student-generated. It exposes them to the social-emotional domains and skills. And it’s going to offer the district data to emphasize that SEL should be a priority for us district-wide.

Burlington Public Schools
Burlington, Massachusetts

Ready to build a strength-based SEL program designed around research-based standards and reliable data?