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Student Learning Expectations

A St. Mel graduate is:

An active, responsible Catholic is one who:

  • Displays commitment to the Church by regular attendance and participation in liturgies, prayer services, retreats and sacramental preparation programs.
  • Demonstrates basic knowledge of Scripture and teachings of the Catholic Church.
    Develops a vibrant, life-giving personal relationship with God.
  • Participates in community service.
  • Demonstrates Christian values, including compassion, tolerance, justice, and respect.

A moral and ethical individual is one who:

  • Speaks out to defend what is right.
  • Develops self-control and a sense of responsibility for one’s action.
  • Shows accountability, independence, and courage in making moral decisions.
  • Develops an awareness of and a personal response to the community and beyond.

An effective communicator is one who:

  • Interprets, communicates, and expresses written information competently.
  • Employs critical listening skills.
  • Understands and uses technology responsibly.
  • Uses communication as a means of conflict resolution in a constructive manner.
  • Recognizes and understands nonverbal communication.

A life-long learner is one who:

  • Demonstrates an enthusiasm for educational development in all disciplines.
  • Is goal oriented.
  • Demonstrates the use of tools and strategies for learning.
  • Appreciates aesthetic beauty and the fine arts.

A physically and mentally healthy person is one who:

  • Has a positive sense of self-worth.
  • Recognizes and appreciates the talents and skills of oneself and others.
  • Understands and appreciates that a healthy body develops an active and alert mind.

An independent, open-minded thinker is one who:

  • Adapts knowledge to real life experiences reasonably and rationally.
  • Recognizes peer pressure and how to deal with it.
  • Is self-directed and demonstrates initiative.
  • Is encouraged to reason independently, think critically and constructively, and to demonstrate resourcefulness in dealing with challenges.

“Jesus must be recognized in our conduct.” – Sister Catherine McAuley