Cheshire High School Performance Standards

Collaborative/Cooperative Worker

The Cheshire High School student actively participates as a member of a team in order to achieve a common goal.


A. Monitors and adjusts own behaviors in order to contribute to group success.

B. Works interdependently toward the achievement of group goals.

C. Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills and applies them respectfully when challenging and responding to the ideas of others.

D. Demonstrates respect when challenging and responding to ideas of others.

Community Contributor

The Cheshire High School student actively participates in class, school and community activities while demonstrating concern and respect for self, others and property.


A. Demonstrates awareness of social expectations and exhibits appropriate behavior.

B. Demonstrates respect for property.

C. Demonstrates respect for self and others while recognizing individual differences.

D. Demonstrates knowledge about the school and community and assumes responsible citizenship by taking positive action.

Complex Thinker

The Cheshire High School student uses a variety of complex reasoning skills to shape information into knowledge and knowledge into understanding.


A. Identifies problems, situation, questions, and issues.

B. Plans manageable tasks that have a clear purpose.

C. Explores a variety of complex or creative strategies to accomplish tasks.

D. Synthesizes and applies information and experiences from multiple sources.

Effective Communicator/Producer

The Cheshire High School student clearly expresses his or her ideas in an effective and organized manner.


A. Expresses ideas clearly in a well-organized fashion

B. Communicates effectively with diverse audiences.

C. Communicates appropriately for a variety of purposes.

E. Communicates using various means of expression.

Knowledgeable Person

The Cheshire High School student accesses, processes, integrates, and applies information in order to construct knowledge.


A. Understands the breadth of vocabulary associated with the area of study

B. Understands content specific procedures and processes (formulas, equations, syntax, etc.)

C. Understands the connections between different concepts within the discipline.

D. Applies prior knowledge to new learning.

Self-Directed Learner

The Cheshire High School student is an independent, reflective, and responsible learner.


A. Demonstrates self-advocacy.

B. Effectively uses time to complete tasks.

C. Works independently.

D. Comes to class prepared to fully participate.

Skilled Information Processor

The Cheshire High School student appropriately gathers and applies information to any given task.


A. Locates information from a variety of sources.

B. Assesses the relevance of information.

C. Synthesizes information.

D. Cites information with accuracy.