Portrait of a Graduate

Utah's Portrait of a Graduate

Utah's Portrait of a Graduate identifies the ideal characteristics of a Utah graduate after going through the K-12 system. These are aspirations not necessarily meant to quantified and measured. These characteristics begin at home and are cultivated in educational settings.

Vision: Upon completion, all Utah students are prepared to succeed and lead by having the knowledge and skills to learn, engage civically, and lead meaningful lives.


  • Mastery is the ability to demonstrate depth of knowledge and skill proficiency.


  • Autonomy is having the self-confidence and motivation to think and act independently.


  • Purpose guides life decisions, influences behavior, shapes goals, offers a sense of direction, and creates meaning.