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Student Learning Expectations

School-wide Learning Expectations
St. Thomas More Catholic School participates in the Church’s mission of excellence in education by providing a Catholic environment of Christian life and learning. Our goal is to teach young people to integrate Christian values into all aspects of life and encourage them to grow in their relationships with God, in their self-worth, and in their respect for one another. We provide students with educational and social skills needed to be active, productive members of the Church and community. We strive to graduate young adults who are effective witnesses to the presence of Christ in the world.

St. Thomas More Graduates will:

BE WELL-ROUNDED INDIVIDUALS
Through social competence, students will respond and adjust well to new social, physical, and psychological experiences. They will strive for physical, intellectual, and spiritual well-being. Students will possess an appreciation of literature, art, and music.

COMMUNICATE
Students will listen carefully, speak clearly, read thoroughly, and write effectively. They will be able to interact and express their thoughts, ideas, feelings, and beliefs through many different modes of communication.

DEVELOP A PURPOSE IN THE FUTURE
Students will become goal directed and persistent. They will achieve academically through inner motivation and educational aspirations. They will have hope for the future and a love for learning.

POSSESS CATHOLIC VALUES
Students will have knowledge of Church teachings, history, and traditions. They will personify the message of Jesus in their daily lives, create community through their relationships with others, and serve people through their good works.

POSSESS PERSONAL AUTONOMY
Students will become independent, reflective thinkers searching for higher learning. They will believe in their own abilities and talents. They will be self- disciplined and will take the initiative to improve their lives.

PROBLEM SOLVE 
Students will use a range of thinking skills in a variety of situations. They will use their ability to think critically and reflectively in academic areas as well as life situations.