IACS asks students to demonstrate growth in each of the four school holistic outcomes each year: community membership, effective communication, problem solving and self-direction.
Self-Direction: Students are persistent and self-directed learners.
- Students use systems thinking tools to analyze their growth over time.
- Students reflect on their own learning in order to both leverage their strengths and manage their personal challenges.
- Students work independently by setting and meeting deadlines as well as manage timelines of intermediate steps.
- Students assess and take risks as part of continuous growth in learning.
Problem Solving: Students are critical thinkers who engage with real-world problems.
- Students use systems thinking tools to identify elements and connections within complex problems.
- Students make interdisciplinary connections between and among academic disciplines.
- Students make practical applications of their skills and learning to the world beyond the classroom.
- Students can effectively generate and evaluate solutions.
Community Membership: Students are constructive contributors to the school and their larger communities.
- Students use systems thinking tools to model roles, relationships, and influences within community systems.
- Students work collaboratively, using other people’s roles and ideas to improve results.
- Students demonstrate respect for and responsibility to their communities.
- Students pursue cultural proficiency within themselves and their communities.
Effective Communication: Students are effective communicators in formal and informal settings.
- Students use systems thinking tools to make their understanding and knowledge visible.
- Students listen actively and speak confidently to familiar and unfamiliar audiences.
- Students read critically and write effectively to create and communicate meaning.
- Students leverage technology to develop and communicate ideas.