distinguish between facts and opinion;
construct and recognize the structure of arguments;
define, analyze, and solve problems;
organize and analyze materials and data;
integrate information and see relationships;
evaluate information by drawing inferences and arriving at reasonable conclusions;
apply understanding and knowledge to new and different problems;
remain open to new information, methods, values and beliefs.
RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS WHO:
- exercise leadership;
- work effectively with others in diverse settings;
- resolve conflicts productively and peacfully;
- demonstrate a sense of civic awareness;
- contribute responsibly to the community.
TECHNOLOGICALLY LITERATE INDIVIDUALS WHO:
- demonstrate basic technology skills;
- apply technology ethically and productively;
- communicate using technology;
- conduct research using technology; and
- use technology to enhance critical thinking.
HEALTHY INDIVIDUALS WHO:
- understand and demonstrate physical, mental, and spiritual health;
- develop the life-long health and fitness goals;
- understand substance abuse, its effects and consequences
TOLERANT INDIVIDUALS WHO:
- respect themselves and others;
- understand and appreciate the diversity and interdependence of all people;
- deal effectively with conflict caused by diversity of opinions and beliefs;
- respect the role of gender, religion, culture and ethnicity in the world.
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATORS WHO:
- articulate thoughts clearly;
- demonstrate an understanding of their audience;
- take responsibility for their message;
- demonstrate the ability to listen actively; and
- use a variety of communication skills.
LIFE-LONG LEARNERS WHO:
- demonstrate intellectual curiosity;
- are self-directed;
- integrate and apply what they learn to improve their own lives;
- understand the value of continuous learning;
- reflect on and evaluate their learning for the purpose of self improvement; and
- use a range of learning strategies and time management skills to enhance learning.