Portrait of a Graduate

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6Cs Deeper Learning Competencies

  • Through a year-long series of meetings, conversations and surveys, our Leadership Team, teachers, students, parents, the Board of Education and the community developed our Portrait of a Graduate. Six key traits emerged as common themes and they support the learning throughout the district.

    Our Portrait of a Graduate defines what skills, attributes and experiences our students need for success after high school. This Portrait clearly articulates what it takes to earn the Fraser handshake at graduation and is the centerpiece of our 2019-2023 Strategic Plan.

    Critical Thinking
    Critically evaluating information and arguments, seeing patterns and connections, constructing meaningful knowledge, and applying it in the real world.

    Communicating effectively with a variety of styles, modes and tools (including digital tools), tailored for a range of audiences. 

    Having an 'entrepreneurial eye' for economic and social opportunities, asking the right inquiry questions to generate novel ideas, and leadership to pursue those ideas and turn them into action.

    Learning to deep learn, armed with the essential character traits of grit, tenacity, perseverance, and resilience; and the ability to make learning an integral part of living.

    Work interdependently and synergistically in teams with strong interpersonal and team-related skills, including the effective management of team dynamics and challenges, making substantive decisions together, and learning from and contributing to the learning of others.

    Thinking like global citizens, considering global issues based on a deep understanding of diverse values and worldviews, and with a genuine interest and ability to solve ambiguous and complex real-world problems that impact human and environmental sustainability.