EXPECTED SCHOOL-WIDE LEARNING RESULTS (STUDENT OUTCOMES)

Alta Vista High School prepares student graduates to be:

Responsible citizens who:

  • Demonstrate respect for themselves, the school, the staff and fellow students.
  • Take responsibility for their own learning and personal conduct.
  • Demonstrate effective decision-making.
  • Cooperate with others to solve tasks and/or problems.

Critical thinkers who:

  • Effectively apply problem-solving skills.
  • Gather, analyze, understand, evaluate and communicate information using a variety of sources; written, oral, visual, and electronic.
  • Organize and apply information to solve problems, support positions, and produce products.
  • Apply knowledge to experiences and experiences to knowledge.

Effective communicators who:

  • Communicate ideas clearly in written and spoken English.
  • Comprehend and respond to written and spoken English.
  • Competently express themselves in oral presentations.

Self-directed workers who:

  • Are able to work positively and cooperatively with others.
  • Demonstrate creativity and produce quality work.
  • Identify and adapt to changes in society.
  • Establish practical post-secondary career and/or educational goals.

CRITICAL ACADEMIC NEEDS (CANS)

Credit Completion

1. Implementation of a school-wide, class specific system to explain and comprehend credit acquisition.

Vocational and Post-Secondary Planning

2. Prepare students for vocational and post-secondary options, including career readiness.

Connection to School

3. Utilize staff sponsored/led activities and programs to engage students in enrichment programs to provide a connectedness to the school.

Literacy

4. Implement a school-wide process to provide opportunities for reading and comprehension of fiction and non-fiction materials and informational text.