In the 2015-16 school year, stress management was chosen as the annual theme for the Advocacy Program for Success.  Throughout the year students, teachers, and administration focused their efforts on learning effective strategies for confronting and managing stress.  Students began creating a school wide mindset shift in the way they perceived stress. They learned that stress cannot be eliminated from their lives, instead they can choose how they respond to it.  Students wrote about their values as a method for transforming how they think about stressful experiences and their ability to cope with them.  They identified methods to reduce overall levels of stress and increase energy, including yoga, meditation and prayer, and coloring.  Faculty members led a series of TED talks on mindfulness, body acceptance, and healthy relationships as ways of confronting stress associated with non-academic issues.  Finally, students viewed a short film describing how the brain responds to stress and the factors that contribute to teen stress.