Decisions Make Responsible Choices

DECISIONS: Make Responsible Choices.
Consider personal beliefs, safety and the situation.
Think through potential consequences.
Put your best self forward.

This principle refers to the ability to make constructive and respectful decisions about personal behavior and social interactions based on one’s personal beliefs, ethical standards, safety concerns, and social norms; applying decision-making skills to academic and social situations,including digital citizenship; and contributing to the health and well-being of oneself, school and community. Students who are responsible decision-makers are self-directed learners that seek ideas and are able to access appropriate resources at home, at school, and in the workplace.

The Goals

As an Arkansas graduate, I am:

  • A self-directed learner
    • I take on projects and work independently.
    • I am able to organize my time and manage personal responsibilities effectively.
    • I seek ideas and support from peers and adults when making decisions.
  • A responsible citizen
    • I am able to take ownership for the decisions I make.
    • I am able to demonstrate responsible behavior including the ability to say “no” to negative peer pressure.
    • I am a contributing member of my community.
  • Able to identify, set and accomplish goals
    • I use effective decision-making skills to set and achieve goals for college, career, and community engagement.
    • I consider multiple factors in decision making, including ethical, health, and safety factors, as well as personal and community responsibilities
How I get there:
  1. K-2
  2. 3-5
  3. 6-8
  4. 9-12