Responsible Citizens observe
policies and expectations for behavior. They are able to work
cooperatively, collaboratively, and independently as appropriate
to a learning task. They take steps to achieve personal, academic,
and career goals. They are able to make informed decisions
concerning health, diet, and exercise in order to maintain
a healthy lifestyle. They participate in their school and
community in order to understand and preserve our democratic
process, our culture, and our environment. They consider other
points of view in order to make ethical decisions and to live
productively in a diverse society.
Critical Thinkers and Problem Solvers read,
comprehend, synthesize, and reflect on content area materials
and scholarly resources. They have organizational and study
skills with which to accomplish their work. They collect and
evaluate data to identify patterns, make inferences, and draw
conclusions. They manipulate, combine, and apply formulae.
They predict reasonable results using estimation and conceptual
knowledge. They develop and test hypotheses, drawing conclusions
from experiments, data, and research. They discuss, analyze,
and evaluate in light of historical precedent, current events,
and civic responsibilities. They observe, analyze, and present
ideas, feelings, and beliefs about cultures and societies.
Researchers work with a variety of resources
and technological applications to increase learning. They
use technology responsibly to obtain, organize, and communicate
information and to solve problems. They are able to evaluate
the accuracy, usefulness, and appropriateness of information
Effective Communicators are able to read,
write, and speak standard English as well as listen to, understand,
and communicate in another language. They participate in discussions
by listening, asking questions, and responding. They design
and compose work for a variety of audiences and purposes.
They use the vocabulary and symbolic language specific to
content areas such as math and music. They use a repertoire
of skills and techniques to create and interpret works in
a variety of media such as the fine and performing arts as
well as film and other forms of communication.