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R 0220 Statement of Objectives

Within the structure of the objectives, certain behavioral outcomes are expected to occur in the students. The following student outcomes are divided into four basic areas which provide for the well-rounded development of the student.

  1. Intellectual Development
    1. Develop the skills of communication, which include the ability to organize ideas, speak and/or write clearly, think critically, listen analytically and read independently.
    2. Develop quantitative thinking to the level necessary to solve mathematical problems of a practical and a theoretical nature.
    3. Understand social processes of personal, cultural and political systems.
    4. Understand the techniques of the scientific method in the world and relate these to the improvement of the universe.
    5. Recognize and apply the principles of good decision making.
    6. Develop an aesthetic sensitivity through the study of art, music, drama and literature.
  2. Physical Development
    1. Recognize and apply the principles of individual growth and maturation.
    2. Understand the need for and the means of achieving and maintaining good mental health and physical fitness throughout life.
    3. Develop fine and gross motor skills to be able to perform the physical tasks of life.
    4. Learn the importance of recreational activities through competitive games and lifetime sports adaptable to individual needs, skills and physical capabilities.
  3. Social Development
    1. Exhibit responsible behavior in the social and physical environment.
    2. Understand the rights and responsibilities of a citizen of a democratic society.
    3. Develop cultural awareness of differences and similarities which exist in the community, state, nation and the world.
    4. Seek opportunities to practice social interaction and responsible leadership.
    5. Understand the nature and the importance of governmental institutions and citizenship.
    6. Acquire the information necessary for avocational pursuits.
    7. Develop the concepts of self, morality and values.
  4. Career Development
    1. Recognize the social significance of work and apply those principles.
    2. Recognize personal interests, values, attitudes, abilities, and physical characteristics as they relate to career decisions.
    3. Become aware of the broad scope of occupational opportunities available in the community and in the world.
    4. Identify available educational programs for various occupational fields.
    5. Develop career goals.
    6. Develop career skills for various occupational fields.

Obviously, the District cannot be responsible for the outcomes. However, the District is responsible for providing the opportunity for the student to develop in these specific areas. The following objectives are an expression of that responsibility.

    1. Establish a learning environment.
    2. Provide educational opportunities.
    3. Advance academic achievement.
    4. Encourage intellectual development.
    5. Foster social development.
    6. Instill democratic principles.
    7. Promote physical development.
    8. Increase career awareness.
    9. Strengthen value systems.
    10. Develop personal awareness.
    11. Encourage research and evaluation.
    12. Promote educational excellence.
    13. Provide recognition of student achievement.

In the following listing, the objectives have been enlarged to include activities that meet the objective.

  1. Establish a learning environment.
    1. qualified staff of administrators and faculty
    2. facilities
    3. equipment
    4. disciplinary order
    5. support staff and services
    6. media centers
    7. attendance policy
  2. Provide educational opportunities.
    1. special education programs, mentally handicapped, learning disabled, gifted, cadet teaching.
    2. curricular offerings, general, vocational/technical, college preparatory
    3. school media, newspaper, yearbook
    4. events, College Day, Military Information Day
    5. adult education
  3. Advance academic achievement.
    1. graduation requirements
    2. competency testing
    3. achievement testing
    4. fundamental skills development
    5. grading system
    6. advanced placement classes, dual credit classes
  4. Encourage intellectual development.
    1. aesthetic sensitivity
    2. thinking
    3. computing
    4. analyzing
    5. synthesizing
    6. reading
    7. writing
    8. decision-making
  5. Foster social development.
    1. interaction with peers, administration, faculty and support personnel
    2. extracurricular club activities
    3. studies of culture, sociology, behavior, customs
    4. respect for individuals
    5. self-concept development
  6. Instill democratic principles.
    1. modeling equal opportunities
    2. inform about government and citizenship
    3. practice democratic principles in student elections
    4. student council
    5. weekly pledge to the flag
  7. Promote physical development.
    1. physical education classes
    2. individual sports
    3. team sports
    4. nursing services
  8. Enlarge career awareness.
    1. classroom units of study in career opportunities
    2. guidance and counseling
    3. curricular offerings which lead to specific occupational skill development
    4. career visitation
  9. Strengthen value systems.
    1. promote the work ethic - employment and homework
    2. personal integrity
    3. guidance and counseling
  10. Develop personal awareness.
    1. assessment program results
    2. personal interests
    3. strengths and weaknesses
    4. capabilities and limitations
  11. Encourage research and evaluation.
    1. student research
    2. evaluation of information sources
  12. Promote educational excellence.
    1. awards and honors programs
    2. Advanced Placement testing
    3. college credit classes
    4. scholarship information
    5. programs for gifted
  13. Provide recognition of student achievement.
    1. publicity of events in the media
    2. contact with parents
    3. awards assemblies

Board Approved Date: July 2003
Last Updated: July 2003