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We in Lincoln and at the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union recognize students need to master content in a variety of areas, whether mathematics, science, literature, or history.  We recognize also that it is impossible to know everything one might need to know.  It is therefore equally or more important to learn how to learn. Finally, a student must apply both process and content for the betterment of self and community.

Consequently, we have adopted the following three broad goals for our students that include these ideas of content, process, and engagement.  Specific skills fall into these categories and may change somewhat as the needs of students and society evolve.

  1. Core Subjects in a Digital and Global Environment
    To become one's personal best and a contributing member of a community, each student will demonstrate knowledge and skills within and across disciplines.

    1. Students demonstrate competence in the core subjects (English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, arts, health, fitness and nutrition).
    2. Students interact critically and productively in a dynamic information and media rich environment.
    3. Students demonstrate competence as responsible and informed citizens of the world.

  2. Life and Career Skills
    To become one‘s personal best and a contributing member of a community, each student will develop effective social and emotional skills.

    1. Students engage actively in their own learning and pursue personal interests with self- direction, independence and responsibility.
    2. Students view themselves as valuable, contributing citizens, participating actively in the community.
    3. Students demonstrate adaptability, respect, and collaboration in solving problems collectively.
    4. Students relate to each other, value diversity in others and demonstrate understanding and empathy for all.
    5. Students foster health and wellness for self and others.

  3. Learning and Innovation Skills
    To become one‘s personal best and a contributing member of a community, each student will develop skills that lead to using one‘s mind well.

    1. Students exercise perseverance and intellectual curiosity.
    2. Students practice and hone skills for accuracy and effectiveness.
    3. Students make connections, transferring knowledge to new and meaningful situations
    4. Students show creativity, imagination, and innovation in solving problems.
    5. Students communicate publicly what they understand.
    6. Students seek feedback and collaboration to extend knowledge and skills for continuous learning.

In accomplishing these goals, LCS emphasizes 16 Habits of Mind that specify even further what we hope to accomplish.