Homework Numero Dos

23 Dec

Animo Inglewood’s mission statement and anticipated learning results:

ACADEMICS

Mission

The mission of Ánimo Inglewood Charter High School is to prepare ethnically and economically diverse students for college, leadership, and life through innovative instruction, a rigorous curriculum, and the use of technology. We aim to achieve our mission by creating a student-centered environment that unifies the efforts of family, community, and school to foster life-long learning, cross-cultural competency, social responsibility, and academic excellence.

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Expected School-wide Learning Results (ESLRS)

Ànimo graduates will be Socially Responsible Citizens who:

  • Are culturally aware and are understanding and tolerant of the histories and values of different cultures.
  • Are leaders within their community who contribute to the improvement of life in their school and community.
  • Demonstrate personal responsibility and integrity.

Ànimo graduates will be Effective Communicators who:

  • Utilize technology as a tool for learning and communicating.
  • Demonstrate skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing for different purposes and in a variety of situations.
  • Collaborate, work effectively, and manage interpersonal relationships within diverse groups and settings.

Ànimo graduates will be Academic Achievers who:

  • Produce quality work across the curriculum.
  • Are knowledgeable with regards to educational pathways and career choices.
  • Are eligible for college by completing required coursework and equipped with the necessary skills to pursue and succeed in higher education.

Ànimo graduates will be Critical Thinkers who:

  • Know how to access information and integrate knowledge.
  • Identify and use resources effectively to gather, communicate, and evaluate information.
  • Demonstrate the thinking skills of application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation in a logical and integrated manner.

Ànimo graduates will be Life-long Learners who:

  • Are open to discovery and develop an enthusiasm and interest for learning.
  • Are adaptive to a wide array of professional and cultural settings.
  • Are goal-oriented and understand the importance of continual goal setting.

Technically, these are Animo’s goals for their students. How successfully has Animo complied with their vision? What actions do you feel are necessary for Animo to take to fulfill these goals? In other words, what can we suggest Animo to undertake in order to produce the kinds of students their mission sets out to create? Similarly, what, if anything, would you change about this mission statement?

Plato set out to create a theoretically functional society in “Republic”. Make this a project to, in a way, create a theoretically functional Animo that also works in practice.

Please read over and post notes and observations as you see fit for discussion.

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