Methuen High School
 Core Values, Beliefs, Learning Expectations, and School-wide Rubrics
established through the 2017 review and revision cycle

Core Values

  • P.R.I.D.E.

  • Diversity

  • Responsibility

  • Achievement

  • Community

  • Creativity and Innovation


Beliefs

  • Students learn best when they take responsibility and pride in their education and character.

  • Student learning should be supported by partnerships between the school and extended community.

  • All students have the potential to achieve in rigorous courses.

  • Honoring diversity is a cornerstone of a safe and rewarding learning community.

  • Creativity, innovation, and ingenuity should be fostered through instructional support which encourages authentic problem solving.

  • Social, psychological, and emotional well-being promote student success.


21st Century Learning Expectations

Academic Competencies:

1. Students will demonstrate effective communication and literacy skills for varied contexts and purposes.

2. Students will engage in critical thinking independently and/or collaboratively to creatively solve problems and accomplish goals.

3. Students will effectively utilize media and technology to research information with adaptability.

Social Competency:

4. Students will embrace diversity through cultural understanding and value personal, social and emotional well-being.

Civic Competency:

5. Students will aspire to be contributing members of the school and extended community through their participation and embodiment of good citizenship.



21st Century Learning Expectations Departments Reporting Student Progress*School-wide Rubrics
 Aggregate Results of Achievement 

Measured at the close of term two in the 17-18 school year.
1. Students will demonstrate effective communication and literacy skills for varied contexts and purposes.
Foreign Language
Language Acquistion
Health
Social Studies
LE1- Communication & Literacy

LE1 for ESL- Communication & Literacy

LE1 for FL- Communication & Literacy
 
2. Students will engage in critical thinking independently and/or collaboratively to creatively solve problems and accomplish goals.
Career & Technical Education
Fine Arts
Mathematics
Science
Skills
 

LE 2- Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
 
3. Students will effectively utilize media and technology to research information with adaptability.
Career & Technical Education
English
Health
Science
 
LE3- Research & Technology


 
4. Students will embrace diversity through cultural understanding and value personal, social and emotional well-being. 
Foreign Language
English as a Second Language
Family and Consumer Science
JROTC
Physical Education
Skills
Fine Arts
 


LE 4- Cultural Understanding & Values
 
5.  Students will aspire to be contributing members of the school and extended community through their participation and embodiment of good citizenship.
Family and Consumer Science
JROTC
Mathematics
Physical Education
Social Studies
 

LE5- Community Engagement and Civic Responsibility
 
Student progress in each learning expectation is reported via comment codes on second and fourth quarter report cards. 

Guiding Research-based Resources:                                                                                         

Review and Revision Cycle
NEASC recommends that each "school regularly review and revise its core values, beliefs, and 21st century learning expectations based on research, multiple data sources, as well as district and school community priorities." The MHS community engages in this revision process every four years and is currently reviewing its core values. Administrators, teachers, students, parents, and community members who have reviewed the resources linked above are encouraged to take part in this review.