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Essential Learning Goals

CAL Community Schools Essential Learning Goals

The CAL Communities believe it is essential that CAL Community School Students:

Live self-directed accountable lives

Demonstrate a strong work ethic
Identify and apply appropriate problem-solving strategies
Express positive self-concept that fosters inner motivation
Determine goals, set priorities, and evaluate progress
Define life and career options based on strengths and interests

Communicate Effectively

View cultural and life experiences with an open mind 

Listen attentively
Speak effectively
Read with competency for information and pleasure 

Write clearly

Process and apply knowledge and academic skills

Demonstrate competency in the basics including technology, communications, and the arts 

Apply complex thinking skills
Demonstrate knowledge of historical and contemporary contributions of diverse populations

Effectively apply personal life skills

Demonstrate practical life skills
Make choices that promote healthy minds and healthy bodies
Practice healthy personal, professional, and other societal relationships 

Participate in activities that enhance the quality of life

Work and think independently and collaboratively

Manage behavior and time to complete the process
Brainstorm options and utilize available resources
Consider other options and agree to disagree respectfully
Take pride in personal abilities
Actively participate in and support the group
Demonstrate respect and appreciation for individual and group differences

Behave as responsible members of a global society

Show understanding, tolerance, and compassion of others and their beliefs 

Take responsibility for personal actions and their consequences
Behave in a manner that demonstrates respect toward the environment
Organize time and other resources in order to accomplish a productive goal 

Are informed and involved


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