Expected Schoolwide Learning Results
"A Plan for the Future"

Northwood High School students will become effective communicators and complex thinkers who produce quality work. They will develop the habits of healthy individuals and life-long learners who will be active community participants.

A. Effective Communicators

  • Communicate clearly and appropriately for various audiences
  • Read, write, listen and speak reflectively, critically and with integrity
  • Listen with intent to understand
  • Utilize multiple forms of communication effectively
  • Foster understanding and forge connections

B. Complex Thinkers

  • Ask essential and relevant questions that stimulate dialogue
  • Access, analyze and synthesize information to formulate conclusions, solve problems and make decisions
  • Use a logical and effective decision-making process to analyze and understand possible outcomes
  • Make recommendations based on justifiable rationale
  • Seek out multiple perspectives
  • Explore ideas beyond the surface
  • Consider unconventional ideas and solutions

C. Producers of Quality Work

  • Develop, create and support purposeful, intellectual, artistic and practical works
  • Establish and use rigorous and consistent standards of quality
  • Accept and provide constructive criticism
  • Develop a sense of ownership

D. Healthy Individuals

  • Practice behaviors that promote physical fitness and emotional and social well-being
  • Develop self-discipline and accept responsibility
  • Prioritize and use time effectively
  • Resolve conflicts constructively
  • Respect, accept, and appreciate individual differences
  • Seek help when necessary
  • Be flexible and adapt to different situations
  • Develop positive self-esteem
  • Learn from mistakes
  • Strive for balance

E. Self-Directed, Lifelong Learners Who are Able To:

  • Assess their strengths and weaknesses realistically
  • Set and strive toward realistic goals
  • Assume responsibility for their own learning and employ effective learning strategies
  • Acquire a body of knowledge, both shared and understood, as a basis for learning
  • Approach life with intellectual curiosity and be willing to take intellectual risks
  • Apply knowledge obtained in school to life
    Stay informed
  • Engage in continual self-reflection and assessment

F. Community Participants Who:

  • Contribute what they have learned to enriching the quality of life in their communities
  • Effectively collaborate with others toward a common goal
  • Expand their sense of community to include a global perspective
  • Understand, recognize, and practice ethical behavior
  • Appreciate cultural diversity
  • Anticipate and responsibly address the needs of future generations
  • Develop a sense of pride and ownership in the school, community and the world
  • Experience the satisfaction of making a difference in the world
  • Become positive role models