Portrait of a Graduate

SWPS Portrait of a Graduate

South Windsor Public Schools
Portrait of a Graduate


South Windsor Public Schools cultivates passionate learners and responsible citizens who will demonstrate resilience, innovative thinking, personal wellness, and social consciousness as they strive to achieve their dreams in an ever-changing world. These tenets represent the guiding principles that our community believes are important for a graduate to be successful.

RESILIENCE

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Persevere to finish difficult tasks, recover from setbacks, and understand that failure is an opportunity for learning.
·  Use positive coping skills to confront and overcome obstacles.
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Manage behaviors and emotions to maintain focus on individual/collaborative tasks.
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Adapt to an ever-changing world by identifying passions and setting challenging goals.

INNOVATIVE THINKING

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Approach a problem with a solution-based mindset, incorporating multiple perspectives and constructive feedback.
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Formulate high-quality questions and analyze information to satisfy their curiosity about the world around them.
· Design a plan to overcome obstacles, reach goals, and solve problems both individually and collaboratively.
· Take risks to create original, inventive solutions to real-world needs.

PERSONAL WELLNESS

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Commit to mental and physical wellness, including diet, nutrition, exercise, responsible decision-making, and stress management.
· Identify, access, and use community health resources.
· Nurture a network of healthy relationships.
· Use technology and media in a safe and respectful manner.
· Balance the competing demands of personal and professional life.

SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS

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Demonstrate kindness, ethical behavior, and mutual respect.
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Embrace the diversity of others as a strength, including thoughts, beliefs, and abilities.
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Recognize the needs of others, and strive to improve the world in which we live.
· Access, analyze, and evaluate information in order to make informed decisions as active members of local, national, and global communities.

Approved by the South Windsor Board of Education on May 28, 2019.