• As a school we have adopted “Learning Conversation Principles” (LCPs). Our LCPs guide our interactions both in the classroom and in meetings, and are integral to our school culture. Our LCP's are as follows:

     Listen with the intent to understand, rather than to respond. 

     Open your mind to new learning and practice.

       Invite differences and move away from ‘either/or’.

    Embrace ‘and’ Wonder in front of each other.

       Assume and exhibit good will.

     

  • SLO's- NAHS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC). All WASC accredited schools are expected to define and adopt Schoolwide Learner Outcomes SLOs) that form the basis of the educational program for every student.

    School-wide Learner Outcomes

    SLO'S

    Who NAHS Students Are What

     

    SLO DESCRIPTORS

    What Students Do

     

    Powerful Thinkers acquire knowledge and use it to reason, question, make decisions, and solve problems

    • Acquire high level content knowledge by critical reading and investigate activities.
    • Select and utilize technology appropriately and creatively.
    • Apply new understandings to achieve deeper meaning.
    • Apply new understandings to achieve deeper meaning.

    Life Long Learners demonstrate self-motivation, resiliency, and responsibility for their own education and growth.

    • Build resiliency
    • Assess their own strengths and
    • weaknesses and build on them
    • motivate and support their own
    • Access and build upon prior knowledge and experience.

    Culturally Aware Individuals show respect for diversity in all its forms.

    • Show respect for diversity in a complex world.
    • Uphold democratic values of freedom of expression, openness, equality, acceptance, cooperation and justice.
    • Demonstrate respect and compassion toward all individuals.
    • Understand the power of language and its usages.

    Successful Communicators speak, listen, write, and read purposely and insightfully.

    • Employ LCP's* in daily practice.
    • Develop skills to speak, writer, read, and listen effectively.

    Effective and Responsible Citizens use what they learn to evaluate, take a stand, and take action to impact their own world and global community in positive ways.

    • learn and apply academic and social
    • develop and nurture lifelong compassion and understanding.
    • contribute productively to society through employment, research, civic engagement~ concern for community, issues, and service.