Student Expectations


Xavier High School Students Upon Graduation Will Be:

COMPETENT

By the time of their graduation, Xavier students have exhibited an appropriate mastery of the basic tools of learning. They have the skills, knowledge, and attitude to further explore ideas and issues. Graduates have the ability to apply their intellectual skills for more advanced levels of learning and are prepared to pursue postsecondary education. Xavier graduates understand the importance of academic integrity.

Xavier students have:

  1. learned to communicate effectively through comprehending, speaking, reading and writing English.
  2. begun to grow in an awareness of historical and current social issues both in Micronesia and in the world and have begun to realize the implications of these issues on various communities.
  3. developed the ability to think logically and critically, to recognize patterns and to apply mathematical concepts to everyday situations.
  4. developed proficiency in conducting scientific investigations and in analyzing and reporting results.
  5. begun to understand the impact of technology on the future and gained skills to utilize new resources.
  6. had the opportunity to develop competence in co-curricular areas, including student governance, athletics and creative arts.
  7. become qualified applicants to be considered by competitive colleges and universities.

CONSCIENTIOUS

By the time of their graduation, Xavier students have begun to learn how to make moral judgments informed by Christian doctrine and traditions and have developed confidence in their ability to make the right decisions. They are accustomed to the habit of reflection and strive to understand the implications and consequences of their actions.

Xavier students have:

  1. learned how to discern what is right, good and true; they take initiative to act on the results of a discernment process.
  2. learned to open themselves to new experiences and have gained confidence in their ability to integrate these new discoveries into their own cultural backgrounds and value sets.
  3. developed a realistic familiarity with and acceptance of themselves. They appreciate their gifts and strive to develop their talents to the fullest, while also remaining conscious of and trying to improve upon their weaknesses.
  4. experienced the benefits of self-discipline in creating a sense of order and efficiency in their lives and learned to be faithful in fulfilling responsibilities.
  5. developed a sense of individual spirituality through prayer, retreats and participation in the Sacraments.

COMPASSIONATE

By the time of their graduation, Xavier students have learned to respond to others in greatest need by placing their talents, skills and knowledge at the service of their family, local community, the Church and their country. Xavier graduates walk with others of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, in friendship and in empathy, to empower them. These attitudes have been informed by students’ experiences living in the Xavier community and learning in the classrooms.

Xavier students have:

  1. developed the habit of putting themselves in the place of others.
  2. formed friendships with those of different cultural backgrounds and contributed to developing a spirit of Micronesian unity.
  3. begun to understand some of the demands of community building at a local, national, and global level.
  4. begun to see the importance of their influence on public policy by critiquing laws already in effect, by modeling the policy-making process in their student government and, for older students, by voting.
  5. been prepared to enter the broader community as influential leaders and agents of positive social change.

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