Mission

"It is the mission of Harwood Union High School to provide an educational and creative environment in which every person is valued as an individual, challenged as a learner and inspired to contribute to a democratic society. As a professional learning organization of all academic departments, we are prepared to work together in order to provide a unique and personalized learning experience for all students."


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Graduation Requirements: 2020 and Beyond

B2. Academic Requirements for Graduation for the graduation classes of 2020 and beyond:

  1. English Language Arts/ Literacy - students must demonstrate proficiency of the English Language Arts / Literacy content and skills through enrollment in four English Language Arts/Literature courses (or equivalent learning) detailed in the program of studies..
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Language
  2. Mathematical Content and Practices - students must demonstrate proficiency of the mathematical content practices listed below through enrollment in IMP1, IMP2 and IMP3 (or equivalent learning).
    • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them
    • Reason abstractly and quantitatively
    • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others
    • Model with mathematics
    • Use appropriate tools strategically
    • Attend to precision
    • Look for and make use of structure
    • Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning
  3. Scientific Content and Practices - students must demonstrate proficiency of the scientific content and practices listed below through enrollment in a minimum of three science classes (or equivalent learning) and/or a specialized STEM Pathway program detailed in the program of studies.
    • Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering)
    • Developing and using models
    • Planning and carrying out investigations
    • Analyzing and interpreting data
    • Using mathematics and computational thinking
    • Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)
    • Engaging in argument from evidence
    • Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information    
  4. Global Citizenship - students must demonstrate proficiency of the content and concepts listed below through enrollment of three Global Citizenship classes and/or a specialized Global Studies Pathway program detailed in the program of studies.
    • Inquiry
    • Democratic Dialogue
    • Historical Thinking
    • Geographic Analysis
    • Active Citizenship
    • Economics
    • Cultures of the World
  5. Physical Education and Health Education - Students must demonstrate proficiency of the content and concepts listed below through enrollment of four Wellness (Health and PE) semester-long classes and/or a flexible pathway detailed in the program of studies.
    • Knowledge and Motor Skills
    • Physical Fitness
    • Affective Qualities and Social Interaction
    • Core (health) Concepts
    • Analyzing Influences
    • Access Information
    • Interpersonal Communication & Advocacy
    • Decision-making & Goal Setting
    • Self-management
  6. Artistic expression (including visual, media and performing arts) - Students must demonstrate proficiency of the content and concepts listed below through enrollment of one year long or two semesters of a Visual or Performing arts classes and/or a flexible pathway detailed in the program of studies.
    • Creating
    • Performing
    • Responding
    • Connecting
  7. Transferable Learning Skills - Proficiency indicators (a) and (c) are assessed formally each year during each student’s time at HUHS. Proficiency indicators (b), (d), and (e) are assessed in courses and documented through a student-curated portfolio, defended by the student in a public exhibition in their final year prior to graduation. The program of studies shows how the transferable skills are mapped to courses.
    • Clear and Effective Communicator
    • Self-Direction
    • Creative and Practical Problem Solving
    • Responsible and Involved Citizenship
    • Informed and Integrative Thinking

 

B3. Additional Graduation Requirements:

1. All students will complete a capstone research project, through which students will demonstrate their knowledge and skills in conducting in-depth research, as well as proficiency in the presentation of their research through the application of technology. A committee of administrators, teachers, students, parents and community members will convene in the spring of 2016 and develop the criteria for the capstone with an adoption date of spring 2017.
 

2. All students will complete and submit at least one application to a postsecondary educational institution, training program, or other certified learning experience, such as the military, and that will provide them with multiple options for continued academic, career, and personal growth.