Schoolwide Learning Expectations
Schoolwide Learning Expectations
School-wide Learning Expectations are defined as what a student should know, understand and be able to do by graduation. These learning expectations have been collaboratively developed by our Students, Parents, Teachers, Staff and School Advisory Board, reflecting the School Policy and Mission Statement of St. Francis de Sales.
Through our School-wide Learning Expectations our goal is to develop active faith-filled Catholics who are life-long achievers, effective communicators, responsible decision makers, and culturally aware/global citizens.
St. Francis de Sales Students are:
1. Active faith-filled Catholics who:a. pray everydayb. live each day as Jesus didc. demonstrate a spirit of serviced. share the teachings of Jesus with otherse. understand and participate in the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church
2. Lifelong learners who:a. love to learnb. use and apply basic skillsc. develop independence in learningd. utilize critical thinking skillse. appreciate fine artsf. value every life situation as a learning experience
3. Effective communicators who:a. speak wellb. listen to othersc. write ideas clearlyd. read with understanding and enjoymente. understand the tools of technology and use them responsibly
4. Responsible citizens who:a. make good choicesb. think before they actc. help and take care of othersd. accept accountability for their actionse. recognize, appreciate, and use their God-given talents
5. Culturally Aware/Global Citizens who:a. follow the Golden Ruleb. respect themselves and each otherc. are peacemakersd. appreciate and care for all of God’s creatione. recognize that everyone is equal in God’s eyes
As indicated above, our School-wide Learning Expectations state the knowledge, skills, spiritual principles, values, and understandings students should possess upon graduation from St. Francis de Sales School. Acquiring these Learning Expectations drives the instructional program and fully supports the operations and goals of our school.
Indicators/Rubrics for Children in Kindergarten – Eighth Grade
School-wide Learning Expectations are defined as “What students should know, understand, value, and be able to do by graduation.” The Rubrics on the following pages will detail the manner in which we achieve these expectations as well as the rationale for this process.
A School-wide Learning Expectation of significance is an expectation that is a result of meaningful and authentic learning experiences over time. Learning will be able to exhibit a culmination of their learning in a real world context that has significant purpose and meaning for them and others. (Adapted from Fontana USD) At St. Francis de Sales all students will be equipped with the knowledge, competencies, and orientations needed for success in a thinking, meaning-centered curriculum.
Our School-wide Learning Expectations, originally drafted ten years ago, were revised in April of 2010 with input from our teachers, staff, students, parents, school advisory council representatives, and pastor. The school’s mission and philosophy provided the foundation for establishing these Learning Expectations. Our Schoolwide Learning Expectations state the knowledge, skills, spiritual principles, values, and understandings students should possess upon graduation from St. Francis de Sales School. Acquiring these Learning Expectations drives the instructional program and fully supports the operations and goals of our school.
Rubrics for our Schoolwide Learning Expectations can be found by clicking on the link included below as will as in our Parent/Student Handbook (beginning on page 52).