Belmont High School, in partnership with our community, provides students with outstanding educational opportunities for them to reach their intellectual, creative, personal, civic, and social potentials. Together we strive to create and maintain a safe, supportive environment in which all students feel valued and respected as they become successful, life-long learners and responsible citizens in a diverse and changing world.
Learn • Think • Create • Serve
Belmont High School 21st Century Learning Expectations
Responsible Citizens observe policies and expectations for behavior. They are able to work cooperatively, collaboratively, and independently as appropriate to a learning task. They take steps to achieve personal, academic, and career goals. They are able to make informed decisions concerning health, diet, and exercise in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. They participate in their school and community in order to understand and preserve our democratic process, our culture, and our environment. They consider other points of view in order to make ethical decisions and to live productively in a diverse society.
Critical Thinkers and Problem Solvers read, comprehend, synthesize, and reflect on content area materials and scholarly resources. They have organizational and study skills with which to accomplish their work. They collect and evaluate data to identify patterns, make inferences, and draw conclusions. They manipulate, combine, and apply formulae. They predict reasonable results using estimation and conceptual knowledge. They develop and test hypotheses, drawing conclusions from experiments, data, and research. They discuss, analyze, and evaluate in light of historical precedent, current events, and civic responsibilities. They observe, analyze, and present ideas, feelings, and beliefs about cultures and societies.
Researchers work with a variety of resources and technological applications to increase learning. They use technology responsibly to obtain, organize, and communicate information and to solve problems. They are able to evaluate the accuracy, usefulness, and appropriateness of information resources.
Effective Communicators are able to read, write, and speak standard English as well as listen to, understand, and communicate in another language. They participate in discussions by listening, asking questions, and responding. They design and compose work for a variety of audiences and purposes. They use the vocabulary and symbolic language specific to content areas such as math and music. They use a repertoire of skills and techniques to create and interpret works in a variety of media such as the fine and performing arts as well as film and other forms of communication.