ECASD Portrait of a Graduate

Problem Solving

Our students:

  • Identify, evaluate, and prioritize solutions to difficult or complex situations.
  • Implement and reflect critically on a solution
  • Creatively synthesize, analyze, and interpret information in order to draw conclusions



Our students:

  • Assume shared responsibility for collaborative work, and value the individual contributions made by each team member
  • Seek, contribute, and respond to feedback to achieve collective outcomes.
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively and respectfully with diverse teams


Effective Communication

Our students:

  • Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written, and nonverbal communication skills utilizing a variety of formats and methods.
  • Listen effectively to decipher meaning, including knowledge, values, attitudes, and intentions.
  • Use communication for a range of purposes and audiences to inform, instruct, motivate, and persuade. 



Our students:

  • Exhibit steadfastness in achieving success despite difficulty, opposition, and/or failure.
  • Embrace the idea that failure is a part of success and quickly adapt and pivot to keep moving forward.
  • Deal positively with praise, setbacks and criticism

Academic Preparation

Our students:

  • Develop and build upon a baseline of knowledge in an academic discipline.
  • Apply new knowledge with previous learning to deepen understanding of concepts 
  • Focus on 21st century skills, content knowledge and expertise


Personal Growth and Initiative

Our students:

  • Proactively organize tasks and actions and thoughtfully make decisions, prioritizing short-term and long-term goals.
  • Initiate and take action independently, utilizing resources to accomplish goals.
  • Develop a foundation of intellectual, emotional and physical health


Global Citizenship

Our students:

  • Value and embrace diversity and unique perspectives through mutual respect and open dialogue.
  • Demonstrate personal, civic, social, local, and global responsibility through ethical and empathetic behaviors.
  • Recognize the importance of contributing and taking action for the betterment of society. 


Technological Literacy

Our Students:

  • Leverage appropriate tools to consume, create, communicate, and connect.
  • Adapt to constantly evolving tools and appropriately integrate into daily life.
  • Act with an understanding of the ethical, legal, and humanistic behavior surrounding the access and use of technology and human-machine interaction.