The Verona Area School District, a community of learners, values
and supports educational excellence. To foster the joy
of learning and to prepare students for future challenges,
we set rigorous academic and creative expectations for
each student. Students, in turn, must show they meet
Schools exist to enhance student learning and to enable students
to reach their full potential. Our schools provide a challenging
instructional program designed to help students reach both the
Learner and the Character Goals outlined below.
THE LEARNER GOAL:
The Verona Area School District requires that each graduate be a...
LEARNER who -
Builds a substantial knowledge base from challenging subject matter
in computer/information technology, environmental education, fine
and performing arts, foreign language, health, language arts,
mathematics, physical education, reading, the sciences, social studies
and vocational education.
Develops thinking and learning processes analysis, creative thinking,
problem solving, decision making, visualizing, concept development)
that enable the student to interpret and apply the knowledge base.
Communicates accurately and precisely (listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing,
image making and other symbolizing) allowing the student to share thoughts, ideas
and concepts with others; and Unites knowledge with thinking,
learning and communication processes to create new ideas
and understandings, enhance human relations, expand
awareness, enrich human experiences and create original,
THE CHARACTER GOALS:
The Verona Area School District strives for each graduate to be a...
PERSON who -
Demonstrates a joy of learning and approaches learning with curiosity, enthusiasm, persistence and confidence.
Identifies a personal vision and consistently works toward that vision.
Makes informed, ethical decisions based on values developed through personal study and reflection.
Takes reasonable risks to promote personal growth.
Develops emotional and physical well-being, and
Values original, creative and aesthetic works.
FAMILY MEMBER OR FRIEND who -
Collaborates with others for mutual well-being.
Acts with honesty, openness and integrity.
Supports the emotional, spiritual and intellectual growth of others; and
Respects and Appreciates people of diverse cultures and races.
STEWARD who -
Displays an understanding of the relationship between local and global issues
Identifies and promotes values, behaviors and policies which protect the environment; and who
Promotes the health and welfare of all people and all cultures.
CITIZEN who -
Makes decisions based on a clear, open and defensible value system.
Participates in the political process of selecting leaders and creating laws and policies.
Acts with civic consciousness for the greater welfare of the community; and
Contributes time and talents to both improving the welfare of others and to the growth of our culture.
PRODUCER who -
Uses effective leadership skills.
Functions effectively both as an individual and in collaborative work groups.
Identifies present and emerging societal needs and
Creates products and services that meet these needs and reflect high standards.
Sets high yet attainable goals for productivity and financial health; and
Takes responsibility for reaching these goals and for the results of pursuing them.
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