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Portrait of a Graduate

Portrait of a Bellefonte ASD Graduate

Throughout their time at Bellefonte Area School District students will develop the following knowledge, skills, and dispitions to enable them to be successful in an ever changing global society. 

 

  • Understands the Importance of a Balanced and Meaningful Life

  • Recognizes importance of lifelong learning

  • Focuses on family

  • Works hard and plays hard; makes time to be in the moment

  • Accepts and embraces change - absorbs new experiences

  • Understands the concept of working to live rather than living to work

  • Possesses passion

  • Maintains physical and emotional wellness

  • College and Career Ready - Academically Prepared

  • Possesses effective communication skills
  • Masters essential content; applies knowledge and skills to real-world situations
  • Utilizes creative, critical, and divergent thinking to define problems and create solutions
  • Exhibits a strong work ethic
  • Has a plan for the future
  • Displays perseverance, confidence, resilience, and drive to achieve personal goals, complete tasks, and manage projects (explore/try/do)
  • Conducts self ethically and with integrity - accepts responsibility for personal actions
  • Prepared to lead, collaborate, and work in teams
  • Civically Engaged

  • Advocates for self, others, and the community
  • Is informed by facts and aware of local, national, and world events and issues
  • Engages agency: is part of the solution rather than part of the problem
  • Participates within the community - volunteers and serves others
  • Seeks to be a positive force
  • Respects divergent thinking to engage others in thoughtful decisions
  • Culturally Competent

  • Interacts effectively with diverse individuals and groups

  • Asserts a deep commitment and action toward a better world

  • Demonstrates civility, empathy, compassion, and respect for others

  • Understands cultural differences in general and recognizes that these differences have implications

  • Creates and embraces opportunities to forge cultural partnerships within and beyond the local community

  • Exhibits open mindedness

  • Is aware of events and issues at a global level

  • Able to look at a problem through multiple perspectives

  • Future Ready
  • Operates from a clear and adaptable vision for the future

  • Takes risks and exhibits traits of self-confidence, self-reliance, and pererverance

  • Understands the balance between work and personal life

  • Possesses problem solving skills, curiosity, and the ability to self-reflect

  • Leverages social skills including negotiation, etiquette, self-discipline, and manners

  • Constructs effective schemes to enable future learning situations

  • Exhibits financial literacy

  • Possesses the ability to create, innovate, and iterate

  • Exhitbits an entrepreneurial mindset