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CORE BELIEFS & LEARNING EXPECTATIONS

Core Values and Beliefs

Weston High School is committed to providing a safe and intellectually challenging environment that will empower students to become innovative thinkers, creative problem-solvers, and inspired learners prepared to thrive in the twenty-first century.

We believe that effective teachers:

  •  Create opportunities for intellectual risk-taking, collaboration, problem-solving and application of classroom learning to real-life situations;

  •  Implement strategies that promote ownership of learning to students;

  •  Design instruction to integrate a variety of innovative technological tools and resources to  
     enhance learning;

  •  Demonstrate ongoing professional growth in order to increase the quality of instruction;

  •  Collaborate with colleagues to share and discuss exemplary practices, interpret student
     performance data, and design assessments that promote twenty-first century skills.

We believe that successful students:

  •  Communicate in a meaningful way for a variety of purposes and audiences;

  •  Demonstrate a sensitivity to the precision and nuances of written, visual and aural medium 
     through comprehension, interpretation and evaluation;

  •  Employ critical and creative thinking skills to solve problems;

  •  Pose questions, examine possibilities and apply skills to find solutions to authentic issues.

 

Our Social and Civic Expectations are:

  •  Make positive choices related to physical and mental wellness;

  •  Contribute to the local and global community in a collaborative and respectful manner.

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24 School Road     Weston, Connecticut 06883
Phone: 203-221-6550     Fax: 203-221-1253
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