Continuous Curriculum Review 

The Common Core State Standards and National Curriculum have shifted the standards movement from individual state standards to national standards. In each of our disciplines, we have adopted national standards, and this shifts our curriculum review from a cyclical review to a continuous review. Curriculum encompasses several key components outlined in the model below, and this model inspires innovation in our learning programs.

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Learning Principles
  • Students learn best with voice and choice.
  • Learning is a reflective practice.
  • Learning requires a safe, collaborative environment.
  • Learning requires feedback for growth.
  • Learning inspires passionate engagement. 
  • Learning from failure requires a growth mindset. 
  • Appropriate challenge engages and motivates learners.

Assessment Beliefs
  • The student is the first and most important user of assessment data.
  • Reflection is integral to deep learning.
  • Assessments should be aligned with adopted standards.
  • Feedback to students should be timely, targeted, accurate, actionable, ongoing, and embedded in the assessment process.
  • Assessments should produce accurate data capable of informing instruction and learning.
  • Assessments should give students opportunities to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
  • Creating and upholding structures that support teacher collaboration around assessment practices will enhance student learning. 

Profile of Graduates:
    • Leadership - inspire and motivate others
    • Collaboration - purposeful and effective interaction with others
    • Individuality - self-development, confidence, and motivation
    • Open mindedness - embrace and respect diverse ideas to refine perspective(s), balance judgment, and inspire compassion
    • Balance - well-roundedness, focus, and sustenance of a healthy mental and physical lifestyle through an efficient and proficient use of time
    • Integrity - willingness and desire to do the right thing
    • Growth mindset - belief that talents may be learned and perfected through perseverance
    • Critical thinking - apply multiple perspectives and deep reasoning to real world situations