School-wide Learning Expectations

School-wide Learning Expectations are defined as “What students should know, understand, value, and be able to do by graduation.”  The following Rubrics will detail the manner in which we achieve these expectations as well as the rationale for this process.   

A School-wide Learning Expectation of significance is an expectation that is a result of meaningful and authentic learning experiences over time.  Learning will be able to exhibit a culmination of their learning in a real world context that has significant purpose and meaning for them and others.  (Adapted from Fontana USD)  At St. Christopher Catholic School all students will be equipped with the knowledge, competencies, and orientations needed for success in a thinking, meaning-centered curriculum. 

Our School-wide Learning Expectations were revised and presented during the 2010-2011 school year.  Revisions were made with input from our teachers, staff, students, parents, school advisory council representatives, and pastor.  The school’s mission and philosophy provided the foundation for establishing these Learning Expectations.  As you will see on the following pages, our School-wide Learning Expectations state the knowledge, skills, spiritual principles, values, and understandings students should possess upon graduation from St. Christopher Catholic School.  Acquiring these Learning Expectations drives the instructional program and fully supports the operations and goals of our school. 

Saint Christopher Catholic School Students are:

Active faith-filled Catholics Who:
  • pray everyday
  • live each day as Jesus did
  • demonstrate a spirit of service
  • share the teachings of Jesus with others
  • understand and participate in the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church

Life-long Learners Who:

  • love to learn
  • use and apply basic skills
  • develop independence in learning
  • utilize critical thinking skills
  • appreciate fine arts

Effective Communicators Who:

  • speak well
  • listen to others
  • write ideas clearly
  • read with understanding and enjoyment
  • understand the tools of technology and use them responsibly

Responsible Citizens Who:

  • make good choices
  • think before they act
  • help and take care of others
  • accept accountability for their actions
  • recognize, appreciate, and use their God-given talents

Culturally Aware/Global Citizens Who:

  • “Roar” for equality
  • respect themselves and each other
  • are peacemakers
  • appreciate and care for all of God's creation
  • recognize that everyone is equal in God's eyes