Reimagining Our Culture of Learning
Long Term Goal: CAIS fosters a culture of learning characterized by curiosity, agency, perseverance, and joy. Our culture supports the development of each student’s skills, abilities, and learning dispositions, so that they are able to adapt and thrive in a world that continuously presents new challenges and opportunities.
Key Strategy: We will support our students in building the skills they need to be prepared for the evolving challenges of school, work, and life. These skills include critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication.
Key Strategy: We will emphasize connections between learning, purpose, and meaning.
Rationale: In a world where knowledge and information change and increase rapidly, coverage and assessment of a finite amount of discrete academic content will not serve our students well. In order to welcome new opportunities and challenges with confidence and skill, our students must be able to take control of their own learning, experiencing the joy and empowerment of a life in which learning is a continuous and never-ending journey. Students must be adept at assessing new situations, and with an understanding of their own strengths, challenges, and passions, choose a path forward that will help them to become their best selves and contribute to a better world.