New Directions Secondary School

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New Directions Secondary School's Learning Competencies


We use these Learning Competencies to organize the curriculum and to assess student work. Click each of the titles to find the specific Common Core standards that are the criteria we use to measure progress within each of these competencies.


Students create portfolios with cover letters for each of these competencies. They apply for promotion and graduation by presenting these portfolios at a panel of teachers, students, administrators, family and community members.


More detailed grade-specific expectations within each competency are listed in the Competency Portfolio Courses. Before applying for one of these competency badges, students submit a cover letter and work for each of the assignments in the courses listed below.


English,
Social Studies,
and the Arts (Talent)

Mathematics,
Science,
Health and Physical Education

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