9-12

Growth:

In high school, I can:
  • Incorporate personal management skills on a daily basis, including work/study skills, personal resources and time management
  • Demonstrate control of my behavior in multiple settings
  • Evaluate the role my attitude plays in success (e.g., pessimism vs. optimism)
  • Apply honesty and personal integrity in all situations
  • Practice strategies for coping with and overcoming stress and negative feelings (e.g., rejection, social isolation)
  • Advocate for the rights of myself and others
  • Demonstrate empathy in a variety of settings, contexts and situations
  • Apply effective listening skills in a variety of settings and situations
  • Demonstrate high-valued personal characteristics such as dependability, timeliness and inclusion of others
  • Consider ethical, safety, health and societal factors when making decisions
  • Set a positive academic, career or life goal with action steps, time frames and criteria for evaluating achievement
  • Demonstrate flexibility in thinking or actions (e.g., ask for suggestions; think of alternatives; adapt to unexpected changes)
  • Demonstrate a high level of work ethic and commitment

Understanding:

In high school, I can:
 
  • Recognize my own personal learning style and find ways to incorporate my style in school and out of school
  • Set priorities in building on strengths and identifying areas for improvement
  • Advocate for my own needs related to my identified strengths and areas for growth
  • Explore possible career and volunteer opportunities based on identified interests and strengths
  • Identify organizations in my community that provide opportunities for me to develop my interests or talents
  • Evaluate how behavior choices can affect goal attainment
  • Analyze and use resources for problem solving
  • Implement a plan to build on a strength, meet a need or address a challenge
  • Seek out and identify adult role models and support systems that contribute to my school and life success
  • Recognize physiological responses to emotions and identify strategies I can use to relieve stress
  • Demonstrate responsible social media use
  • Distinguish and appropriately dress for casual, social and business situations

Interaction:

In high school, I can:
  • Evaluate how societal and cultural norms effect personal interactions
  • Present myself professionally and exhibit proper etiquette for setting (e.g., class, work, social)
  • Demonstrate strategies for collaborating with peers, adults and others in the community to move group efforts forward
  • Plan, implement and evaluate participation in a group project
  • Define social networking and its impact on my life
  • Identify consequences of safe and risky behaviors
  • Reflect upon my personal role in applying and responding to peer pressure
  • Develop understanding of relationships within the context of networking and careers
  • Explain benefits of setting limits for myself and others
  • Identify my role in managing and resolving conflict (e.g., staying calm, listening to all sides, being open to different solutions)
  • Apply conflict-resolution skills to de-escalate, defuse and resolve differences
  • Identify how all parties in conflict might get their needs met (win-win)
  • Listen to and acknowledge another’s perspective and rationale

Decisions:

In high school, I can:
  • Assess lessons learned from experiences and mistakes
  • Implement responsible decision-making skills when working toward a goal and assess how these skills lead to goal achievement
  • Utilize skills and habits of applying standards of behavior by asking questions about decisions that students or others make, are about to make or have made
  • Evaluate situations that are safe and unsafe, weigh options for safety and practice safe behaviors (e.g., personal relationships, location, technology)
  • Analyze daily schedule of schoolwork and activities for effectiveness and efficiency
  • Identify a problem and analyze the problem to consider the perspectives of those involved
  • Identify the desired outcome to the problem and analyze if it is attainable
  • Use creativity and innovation to generate multiple possible solutions and analyze each option in relation to resources, situation and personal principles
  • Identify and ask systematic questions that clarify various points of view and lead to the best solution
  • Implement the chosen solution
  • Make adjustments as necessary to the plan to ensure the goal is met
  • Contribute and support decisions that have a positive impact on community

Empathy:

In high school, I can:
  • Evaluate opposing points of view
  • Analyze the factors that have influenced different perspectives on an issue
  • Differentiate between the factual and emotional content of what a person says
  • Compare multiple perspectives on an issue
  • Identify verbal, physical and situational cues that indicate how others may feel
  • Analyze the origins and negative effects of stereotypes and prejudice
  • Recognize how perspective and biases impact interactions with others
  • Understand how cultural similarities and differences contribute to the larger social group
  • Advocate for rights of others as well as  for myself
  • Work cooperatively with others to implement a strategy to address a need in the community
  • Evaluate how society and cultural norms have an effect on personal interactions
  • Recognize and respond to social cues in a manner that contributes to lifelong success
  • Collaborate with a group to produce positive outcomes