Students at Saint Joachim School Are Expected…
To Be Faith-Filled People…
Who have attained an age-appropriate understanding of the Catholic Faith.
As demonstrated by a minimum grade of C- on final report cards; 5th and 8th grades will demonstrate understanding by attaining a grade of 75% or greater on the ACRE test.
Who respond with compassion to those less fortunate.
As demonstrated by: attainment of a minimum of 50 hours of community service in both individual and class projects during 6th, 7th and 8th grades; active involvement in compassionate relief projects organized by classes and school organizations
Who make moral decisions based upon Gospel values.
As demonstrated by: satisfactory or better performance in Attitudes and Habits, Conduct, and Effort on report cards; the demonstration of contrition and repentance when inappropriate decisions have been made; a letter of recommendation from a non-family member for grades 6 through 8 commending the student for Christian behavior.
To Be Enthusiastic Learners…
Who demonstrate knowledge, think critically, analyze and evaluate information and solve problems,
As demonstrated by preparation of activities presented to their peers and the school community which showcase these skills. These activities will be evaluated by a rubric that will be grade level specific and requires a meets expectation score.
Who use technology for research, communication, learning and enjoyment, and
As demonstrated by the attainment of a minimum grade of a C- or passing score on a rubric for the use of computers for research and presentation.
Who are able to listen actively, read effectively, speak clearly and write concisely.
As demonstrated by the attainment of a minimum grade of a C- or passing score on a rubric for in class presentations and the graduate précis at the end of the 8th grade year.
To Be Socially Responsible People…
Who respect other cultures, ethnicities, physical appearances, religious backgrounds, and diverse points of view,
Students will be measured on the basis of a rubric designed to evaluate appreciation for diversity that students study in various projects at different grade levels.
Who become aware and knowledgeable about local and global issues and form opinions based upon Christian values, and
As measured by achieving a minimum grade of C- or a passing score on a rubric designed to evaluate, from a Christian perspective, current events projects or argumentative essays on controversial subjects.
Who develop self-confidence and leadership qualities.
As evidenced by individual and group projects and presentations, and by the graduate precise at the conclusion of the 8th grade year.
To Be Cooperative Learners…
Who participate well in a group and share talents with others,
Student progress will be measured by teacher evaluation of group project work demonstrating a minimum grade of C- or passing score on a rubric based upon group participation.
Who collaborate to reach solutions through observation, experimentation and discovery, and
As measured by a minimum grade of C- or passing score on a rubric in science classes or other classes designed to promote observation and experimentation using the Internet, in class materials or field trips.
Who listen to and respect the ideas of others in the search for truth.
As evidenced by thoughtful examination of material presented in class, the ability to identify assumptions and presuppositions, and a willingness to challenge their own thinking and adjust their own perspectives in light of new information.