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School-wide Learning Objectives

Self-Directed Learner

  • Take responsibility for arriving punctually to class on a daily basis with appropriate materials, for following directions, and for completing work conscientiously.

  • Seek assistance as needed from instructors or other sources of guidance.

  • Develop a realistic lifelong plan for continuing education, while recognizing personal areas of strength and future growth.

Effective Communicator

  • Write a cohesive, well-organized, and well-supported essay, relatively free of grammatical and spelling errors.

  • Communicate thoughtfully and effectively in public speaking situations, demonstrating poise and clear enunciation.

  • Demonstrate listening skills by formulating intelligent responses and questions for a speaker.

  • Use the word processor, the Internet, or other information technology effectively for research.

Qualitatively Healthy Individual

  • Gain understanding of how to maintain physical fitness and a healthy psychological outlook.

  • Become involved in a regular program of physical exercise and healthy nutrition.

  • Manage stress by applying therapeutic strategies such as journaling, movement, and taking of space.

  • Recognize the importance of decision-making and its connection to consequences or rewards.

  • Make use of a variety of conflict resolution skills.


Upstanding Community Member

  • Contribute time, energy, and talent for the benefit of others.

  • Volunteer time in local charity organizations.

  • Demonstrate behaviors of a good citizen.

Inquisitive Thinker

  • Demonstrate skills of application, analysis, synthesis, evaluation, creativity, and imagination.

  • Demonstrate effective thinking strategies for developing creative solutions to existing problems


Academic Achiever

  • Pass standards-based classes.

  • Know the results of his or her Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) and use this knowledge  to set appropriate academics and /or career goals.

  • Demonstrate literacy in language and numeracy.


Outstanding Collaborator

  • Recognize, respect, value, and respond sensitively regardless of co-workers’ opinions or backgrounds.

  • Perform competently in different group roles, contributing in several ways to a team effort.

  • Discuss a controversial issue in a civilized and orderly manner.

  • Recognize that being part of a group is as much a responsibility as working independently.

  • Speak politely and positively to others on the campus.

  • Encourage others to do well.

  • Recognize the importance of each individual’s contribution.

The William S. Hart Union High School District prohibits unlawful discrimination against and/or harassment of any student, employee, or job applicant on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, immigration status, ancestry, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, gender, or sexual orientation at any district site and/or activity.