The Profile of a Graduate captures the social and emotional skills identified as most important for all KHPS graduates. The profile was developed with input from our students, parents, community members, and educators. The profile includes five broad categories and the related skills our community believes are necessary to be prepared for post-secondary success in college, career and life. The Profile of a Graduate is an outgrowth of the district’s commitment to developing and providing a competency-based educational system for all K-12 learners. As we look to next school year and beyond, our Profile of a Graduate will serve as an organizing tool for students to reflect on their learning as well and prepare a robust digital record of their experiences to share with colleges and employers.
Embraces curiosity to explore new ideas.
Demonstrates flexibility to learn, unlearn, and relearn
Plans, organizes, and prioritizes work according to short-term and long-term goals
Takes initiative and utilizes resources to accomplish goals
Seeks and responds productively to feedback.
Perseveres through obstacles and difficulties.
Listens with an open mind to understand others’ situations, perspectives, and needs.
Demonstrate awareness and respect to connect with others’ experiences, feelings, and opinions.
Makes safe, legal, and ethical choices.
Takes action to make the world a better place.
& Problem Solver
Consistently improves the quality of one’s own thinking by skillfully analyzing, assessing, and reconstructing.
Applies disciplined thinking that is clear, rational, open-minded, and informed by evidence to develop opinions and attitudes.
Identifies and evaluates possible solutions to difficult or complex situations.
Implements and reflects critically on a solution.
Understands the “bigger picture” and proposes solutions that are mindful to the impact they may have on other parts of a system.
Understands, negotiates, and balances diverse views and beliefs to reach workable solutions.
Articulates thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written, and nonverbal communication skills in a variety of forms and contexts.
Listens effectively for meaning, knowledge, intentions, values, and beliefs.
Uses communication for a range of purposes and audiences (e.g. inform, instruct, inspire, or influence).
Honors individuals’ strengths to build collective commitment and action.
Enriches the learning of both self and others.
Contributes and responds to feedback to achieve collective outcomes.
Encourages diverse perspectives and contributions.
Acts honestly and in the interest of the greater good.
Our Personal Mastery educational experience has redefined education and has gained attention around the state and nation. Personal Mastery provides your child with personalized attention from teachers. Instead of teaching to a broad group of students without understanding of their individual strengths and weaknesses, Personal Mastery allows teachers to interact with students individually or in small groups to help them better address their weaknesses. In this way, we strive to help your child reach their full potential.