By graduation, students should have fully mastered the below skills (with description) which help them make a successful transition into the next phase of their lives. At CIS we will be focused on helping the students better those skills throughout the school day.
- Be Safe: Aware how actions and words, their surroundings and personal space impact others and self.
- Be Responsible: Understand and take ownership of rules and expectations. Serve the community to make a positive contribution
- Be Respectful: Show respect for self and others through verbal and nonverbal interactions.
- Be Kind: Care for and have empathy toward others.
- Awareness: Trust abilities, qualities and judgement and act upon them accordingly.
- Persistence: Demonstrate resilience and grit in all areas to accomplish tasks and overcome adversity.
- Reliance: Develop skills that lead to independence.
- Action: Take calculated risks.
- Reasoning: Articulate thoughts by making inferences and drawing conclusions.
- Independent: Define, monitor, and complete tasks without direct oversight.
- Purposeful: Use communication both formally and informally for a range of purposes and understand other points of view.
- Listening: Listen to learn and respect the values, attitudes, and intentions of the speaker.
- Articulation: Be effective using oral, written, and nonverbal communication.
- Context: Select the appropriate strategy from a variety of contexts (classroom presenta ons, videos, podcasts, interviews, etc.) to make the most effective impact.
- Team Focus: Understand that more ideas and thoughts are generated by the group than by an individual, and value the benefits of a team working towards accomplishing a goal.
- Equity of Voice: Respect all perspectives, willing to compromise if necessary and create an open environment without adverse consequences.
- Adaptability: Assume different roles, respond to feedback and constructive criticism, and value each individual.
- Mastery: Embrace the shared responsibility through perseverance while making decisions to meet the requirements.
- Self‐assessment: Evaluate the process in order to make any necessary changes to be successful
- Idea Generation: Use unique and imaginative approaches to create clear ideas to meet a challenge.
- Idea Design then Refinement: Show originality in their work. Be able to explain decisions, review feedback, and determine next steps.
- Be Challenged: Consistently persevere, view failures as opportunities to learn, and take risks. Develop curiosity and flexibility.
- Curiosity: Demonstrate a commitment to learning as a lifelong process and embrace the joy of learning.
Critical Thinker/Critical Thinking
- Discovery: Understand the problem, investigation, or challenge.
- Reasoning: Be able to make inferences and draw conclusions.
- Interpretation & Analysis: Collect and describe sources, analyze points of view, and use evidence to support thinking.
- Problem‐Solving: Identify, define and solve problems and questions.
- Constructing & Articulation: Explain conclusions based on evidence in logical order.
- Reflection: Reflect on learning experiences and process.
- Goal Setting: Be able to set personal goals with intended outcomes.
- Time Management: Utilize time, prioritize, and manage task demands