Profile of a Graduate
Kenowa Hills understands the importance of vision, and the importance of seeing the future we want to achieve. Our Profile of a Graduate defines the skills, characteristics and dispositions that are essential for our learners to become globally competitive citizens. The Profile of a Graduate is the result of input from students, staff, parents, business officials and community members.
- Embraces curiosity to explore new ideas.
- Demonstrates flexibility to learn, unlearn, and relearn
- Plans, organizes, and prioritizes work according to short-term and long-term goals
- Takes initiative and utilizes resources to accomplish goals
- Seeks and responds productively to feedback.
- Perseveres through obstacles and difficulties.
Complex Thinker and Problem Solver
- Consistently improves the quality of one’s own thinking by skillfully analyzing, assessing, and reconstructing.
- Applies disciplined thinking that is clear, rational, open-minded, and informed by evidence to develop opinions and attitudes.
- Identifies and evaluates possible solutions to difficult or complex situations.
- Implements and reflects critically on a solution.
- Understands the “bigger picture” and proposes solutions that are mindful to the impact they may have on other parts of a system.
- Understands, negotiates, and balances diverse views and beliefs to reach workable solutions.
- Honors individuals’ strengths to build collective commitment and action.
- Enriches the learning of both self and others.
- Contributes and responds to feedback to achieve collective outcomes.
- Encourages diverse perspectives and contributions.
- Acts honestly and in the interest of the greater good.
- Honors commitments and owns the outcomes.
- Listens with an open mind to understand others’ situations, perspectives, and needs.
- Demonstrate awareness and respect to connect with others’ experiences, feelings, and opinions.
- Makes safe, legal, and ethical choices.
- Takes action to make the world a better place.
- Articulates thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written, and nonverbal communication skills in a variety of forms and contexts.
- Listens effectively for meaning, knowledge, intentions, values, and beliefs.
- Uses communication for a range of purposes and audiences (e.g. inform, instruct, inspire, or influence).