Recognized as the Simpson County School District's "North Star," the Portrait of a Graduate is a collective vision that articulates our community's aspirations for all of our students for life after school. The Board of Education approved the Portrait of a Graduate Plan on February 9, 2023.
The Portrait of a Graduate frames a new vision for our school system and guides the steps we take to prepare our students to be college-, career- and life-ready in this 21st century. Simply put, the Portrait of a Graduate adapts the traditional model of education to evolve in an ever-changing world.
Together, students, faculty, community members, and business partners settled upon a shared vision of the qualities each and every graduate of Simpson County School District should have to succeed in college, career and life.
Those competencies include: Effective Communicator; Critical Thinker & Problem Solver; Motivated & Adaptive Lifelong Learner; Socially Intelligent & Team Player; and Community Contributor.
Confident and passionate
Speaks, listens and writes effectively
Conducts self professionally in person and virtually
Indentifies challenges and breaks down problems
Reasons and asks questions
Researches reliable and relevant information
Self-driven and goal oriented
Responsible and takes ownership
Evaluates and analyzes personal success and growth
Accepting of others and their ideas
Welcomes feedback and constructive criticism
Collaborative and open-minded
Participates in community service and civic duties
Understanding and empathetic of local and worldwide issues