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The BARR (Building Assets, Reducing Risk) Model allows staff to better understand and build on students’ strengths, proactively address the non-academic reasons why a student may be falling behind in school and identify what resources they need and steps they can take to thrive.  All Moreno Valley Unified School District's 9th graders who enroll at Canyon Springs, Moreno Valley, Vista del Lago, or Valley View High School automatically participate in the BARR Model.  

Diagram of the BARR Model


The BARR Model reflects the conviction that all students can excel regardless of race, zip code, or family income when they are provided the right supports.John B. King, President and CEO of the Education Trust and former Secretary of Education

How it Works

Proven Results