The school personnel will provide the student, consistent with a realistic evaluation of their own abilities, the opportunities to: 1. Learn to communicate.
- Master the skills needed for effective reading, writing, speaking and listening.
- Develop the ability to communicate ideas and feelings.
- Learn to constructively examine and use information.
2. Develop a concept of self-worth, pride in self, and pride in work.
- Develop moral responsibility and a sound ethical and moral behavior.
- Develop self-understanding.
- Develop pride in one's own achievements and progress.
3. Recognize the necessity of developing the intellectual curiosity to pursue learning as a continuing, lifelong process.
- Demonstrate decision-making, reasoning and problem-solving skills individually and in-groups.
- Demonstrate good study skills and skills necessary for lifelong learning.
4. Develop an awareness of the need for self-discipline and self-control.
- Develop the capacity to discipline one's self in work, study, or play.
- Develop standards of personal character.
5. Learn to respect and accept others.
- Learn to respect authority.
- Develop an understanding of and empathy for others.
- Develop a cooperative attitude toward living and working with others.
- Learn to appreciate and understand the people and the social and political attitudes of other cultures.
6. Develop the knowledge and skills necessary for gainful employment and/or further education.
- Gain a general education, sufficient to enter an institute of higher education.
- Develop an awareness of the requirements for and knowledge of specific information about a particular vocation.
- Develop the ability to use information and counseling services related to job selection.
- Acquire the knowledge of science and technology, mathematics, history, social sciences, fine and performing arts, literature and languages.
- Acquire the knowledge necessary to use computers and other technologies for learning and problem solving.
- Acquire an understanding and appreciation of the values and the intellectual and artistic achievements of one’s own culture and other cultures
- Take full advantage of opportunities to explore, develop and express one’s own uniqueness and creativity.
7. Develop the skills, knowledge, and values, necessary for responsible citizenship.
- Develop an understanding of the obligations, and privileges of citizenship in our democracy.
- Develop an understanding of our American heritage.
- Develop patriotism, and loyalty to the ideas, and ideals, of democracy in America.
- Acquire an attitude of respect for personal and public property.
- Understand and respond to the vital need for order under law.
8. Learn wise use of resources, both personal and public.
- Develop good habits in using the environment.
- Become a knowledgeable consumer in our free enterprise economy.
- Become skilled in managing money and property.
9. Understand the attitudes and skills necessary for continued growth to be self-reliant in every-day living.
- To be able to adjust to the changing demands of society
- Develop an awareness of and ability to adjust to a changing world.
10. Acquire and develop appropriate activities and attitudes, which will promote increased awareness of the importance of safety, good health, and well being, both physical and mental.
- Understand human growth and development, the functions of the body, human sexuality and the lifelong value of physical fitness.
- Understand and apply the basic elements of proper nutrition, avoidance of substance abuse, prevention and treatment of illness and management of stress.
11. Learn the skills of family living.
- Understand and accept the responsibilities of living in a family.
- Develop an awareness of future family responsibilities.
12. Learn wise and enjoyable use of leisure time.
- Learn appreciation of and involvement in the arts.
- Pursue intellectual and physical activity.
Legal Reference: Connecticut General Statutes 10-220, Paragraph B
Adopted: October 26,1976
Reaffirmed: January 27, 1981
Reaffirmed: June 8, 1987
Reaffirmed: June 22, 1992