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Vision and Mission

The HIS Mission is to provide international learners with opportunities to pursue academic and personal excellence within a caring community.

Our General Learning Targets (GLTs) embody what we want all students to know and be able to do. Every student will demonstrate:

Effective Communication:

Expressive skills - the processes and skills used to share ideas in verbal and non-verbal forms

  • I can listen to others to understand meaning.
  • I can watch others to understand meaning.
  • I can read what others have written to understand meaning.
  • I can speak clearly and confidently to tell others what I want them to understand.
  • I can use my creativity through music, art, and movement to help others understand what I want them to understand

High Level Thinking:

The ability to expand learning beyond simple knowledge and recall

  • I can use different thinking skills to see relationships, evaluate, make decisions, and solve problems
  • I can think creatively. I approach topics and problems with lots of ideas.

A Solid Foundation of Knowledge:

Mastery of basic skills in all academic areas in order to integrate and apply skills in real life situations

  • Academic
  • Artistic
  • Physical
  • Technological

Positive Learning Attitudes and Behavior:

Affective and behavioral processes and skills that develop personal responsibility within a learning environment leading to the development of quality products

  • I can set goals in areas that I need to improve. I can plan ways to reach my goals. I can reflect on my goals to see if I improved.
  • I can work well with my peers to solve problems.
  • I can make my work look great! I am organized and prepared to be a good learner.

Global and Community Appreciation:

Affective and behavioral processes and skills that develop an individual’s recognition of his or her role and responsibility within the family, the HIS school community, regional communities and the global community

  • I am a good friend. I get along with people.
  • I can help my community become a better place. I understand that I can make a difference in the world.





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