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101 Educational Philosophy & Essential Learner Outcomes


Series 100 - Long-Range Planning And Improvement

Educational Philosophy                          Code No. 101

It is vital that students are able to learn and adapt in an ever-changing society.  Accordingly, the Forest City Community School has the responsibility to provide quality education and guidance and to create maximum learning opportunities for all students.

The school should be student-centered; students should be treated as individuals with unique capabilities, aptitudes, and personalities.  Students should be active participants in the learning process; the educational program should promote individual as well as group experiences in order for students to learn effective cooperation with others.

In addition to academic involvement, students should be encouraged to participate in co-curricular activities as a valuable educational, interpersonal experience.

With quality as the constant and time as the variable, assessment of student performance is based upon what students know and can do.  The following essential learner outcomes will be a part of our curriculum in all subject areas:

  • Communication Skills
  • Learning/Study Skills
  • Technology Skills
  • Higher Order Thinking Skills
  • Multicultural Gender Fair Skills
  • Global Skills
  • Career Skills

The Continuous School Improvement Plan (CSIP) will also contain information relevant to long-range planning.  This would include long-range goals in reading, math, science, culture/climate, and technology.  It also includes information relevant to continuous improvement through program evaluation of district programs.

Adoption   2- 8-88

Review    7-17-89   11-11-04   9-19-11  3-13-17

Revision   3-14-94     9-14-98   12-9-04

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