Vision Statement and 21st Century Critical Thinking Skills

Vision Statement

The Harvard Public Schools community, dedicated to educational excellence, guides all students to realize their highest potential by balancing academic achievement with personal well-being in the pursuit of individual dreams. The students engage in learning how to access and apply knowledge, think critically and creatively, and communicate effectively. They develop the confidence and ability to understand diverse perspectives, collaborate, and contribute to their local, national and global communities.


21st Century Critical Thinking Skills

  • Thinking Independently and Interdependently
  • Developing Intellectual Integrity and Courage
  • Refining Generalizations and Avoiding Oversimplifications
  • Evaluating the Credibility of Sources of Information
  • Comparing and Contrasting
  • Making Interdisciplinary/Intradisciplinary Connections
  • Expressing Oneself in a Compelling and Accurate Way
  • Analyzing and Integrating Information
  • Demonstrating Understanding Through Performance Based Tasks
  • Developing One's Perspective and Understanding of Others
  • Using Technology Effectively