Knowledge, skills and dispositions
Students who graduate from high school with a balance of knowledge, skills and dispositions are more likely to be successful in their future endeavors, whether those involve college, the workforce, military service, family, volunteer work or community involvement.
Coeur d’Alene Public Schools is creating a Portrait of a Graduate that represents what this community wants its high school graduates to be equipped with as they prepare to take the next steps in life.
"This represents the outcome upon graduation," Superintendent Steve Cook said. "This is what we are striving for, for each of our kids."
Through a series of community workshops in 2018 and 2019, we have developed our Portrait of a Graduate. We gathered input from parents, students, teachers, administrators, employers and community members.
"We love what we have developed so far, and we want to be sure our Portrait is complete and reflects what we as a community truly want for our students," Cook said.
The Portrait of a Graduate will guide a new, five-year strategic plan to be written for Coeur d’Alene Public Schools this year. The strategic plan also will encompass recommendations from a comprehensive curriculum audit that the district commissioned earlier this year.