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Student Outcomes

The charter believes that to be an educated person in the 21st Century, one must possess certain skills and abilities, which are listed below as outcomes.

Through the curriculum and instruction, the charter will support students in becoming self-motivated, competent and lifelong learners. Specifically these student outcomes include:

1. Students will possess and apply essential knowledge in the core curriculum.

  • Meet or exceed grade level standards at their grade level andsome standards at the next grade level in English-language arts, mathematics, science, and social science
  • Comprehend reading material in a variety of content areas

2. Students will be critical, creative, and complex thinkers.

  • Utilize primary source information to produce a finished product,defend an opinion, develop an original idea, etc.
  • Be able to reason quantitatively, evaluate, solve a problem,synthesize information and ideas, apply knowledge, and makelogical deductions and predictions
  • Be able to make personal judgments about validity, usefulness,and the ethical nature of information
  • Produce a project that demonstrates analysis and synthesis
  • Develop the ability of self-assessment and peer-assessment
  • Develop metacognitive skills and the ability of self-reflection

3. Students will be effective communicators.

  • Write, speak, and listen effectively
  • Write in various genres, using correct grammar and mechanics, logical structures, and appropriate voice
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate knowledge, ideas,opinions, responses, feelings, or values
  • Give a presentation or performance in which the student reflects confidence, expression, and clear enunciation

4. Students will function effectively in a technological environment.

  • Know how to use technological resources, both longstanding and newly developed
  • Use technological resources to gather accurate and meaningful information
  • Use technology to present information

5. Students will demonstrate and accept responsibility for learning both individually and collaboratively.

  • Engage in individual activities that require goal setting, research, planning, and self-assessment
  • Develop organization skills for work and self
  • Engage in activities that are designed to require group participation, presentation, and evaluation
  • Demonstrate personal responsibility for learning by timely, thoughtful completion of products and assignments

6. Students will demonstrate respect for self and the diversity of others.

  • Adhere to District/school/class rules and policies
  • Demonstrate respectful behavior in class and school activities
  • Demonstrate an awareness of and respect for diverse cultures, lifestyles, and ideas

7. Students will conduct themselves with academic and personal integrity.

  • Exhibit character traits such as honesty, trustworthiness, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and patience
  • Complete work that reflects original thinking
  • Accept the responsibility for and understanding of the consequences of their decisions and actions