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Arlington Public Schools

Administration: Vision of Student as Learner and Global Citizen

The APS vision for students as learners and global citizen outlines what the district wants all students to know and be able to do by the time that they graduate from Arlington High School. This requires that all students experience a coherent curriculum that is aligned with the Massachusetts State Curriculum Frameworks and that supports the development of critical thinking, social-emotional and relationship skills. Students are supported in their development by highly qualified teachers, who engage in continuous professional learning. This vision informs the strategic initiatives, instructional decisions and budget requests in the multi-year plan.

These characteristics will be demonstrated by studentís ability to:

  • work independently and collaboratively

  • observe, analyze and synthesize information from a variety of sources to enhance existing understandings and construct new knowledge

  • demonstrate perseverance by using repeated reasoning and inquiry

  • participate in rigorous, focused discourse

  • develop and defend arguments based on evidence and respectfully consider different perspectives

  • create and critique original work

Students will strive to be empathic, responsible, active members of a local and global community who are aware of the role that bias and prejudice play in society, as demonstrated by their ability to:

  • speak with and listen to others in a manner that is respectful of multiple perspectives

  • cultivate and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships with diverse individuals and groups

  • develop self-awareness and self-understanding

  • think critically and reflect upon choices and their impact on others

  • participate as a consumer of and contributor to the cultural and civic life of local and global communities


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