Student Learning Expectations

 

STA Students are:

 

  • Active Christians who
    • have a solid foundation in the basic teachings of the Catholic Church and a loving appreciation of Scripture as the living word of God;
    • are able to make Christian and moral decisions that affect themselves and demonstrate respect for the value of others;
    • develop a growing relationship with God and with a worshipping community through individual prayer, communal liturgy, and involvement in their church communities;
    • have positive experiences in relating to Jesus so that they may be open to practicing a Christian/Catholic faith as adults.

     

  • Life-Long Learners who
    • are proficient in academic content and basic skills;
    • are aware of moral issues in today’s society;
    • are able to apply numerous strategies in solving academic and life problems and are able to think critically;
    • develop good study and organizational skills, and are able to think critically;
    • have general curiosity and enthusiasm;
    • can work independently and cooperatively
    • regard their bodies as special and unique, deserving of good care and respect.

     

  • Globally Aware Citizens who
    • are aware of their stewardship of the global environment;
    • understand, respect and appreciate cultural and individual differences;
    • exercise sensitivity, empathy, and responsibility for those who are hurt, suffering or in need.

     

  • Self-Evaluators who
    • acknowledge their intellectual, spiritual, physical and social skills;
    • are able to identify individual strengths and weaknesses;
    • make decisions for themselves and seek assistance when necessary;
    • develop self-discipline and understand that there are consequences for their behaviors.

     

  • Effective Communicators who
    • speak publicly with confidence and poise;
    • express their ideas in writing clearly, creatively and effectively;
    • listen to others respectfully;
    • are able to utilize technology;
    • express their ideas through the arts and other media.