"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." Helen Keller At REMSEN we are optimistic, confident, and enthusiastic about learning. We spent time last year, District-wide, having faculty discussions about optimism. We also worked with our students on developing grit, perseverance and tenacity. Our students need these qualities (also called “cognitive” skills) along with hard work in their studies to truly make them ready for college, career, and life.