School-Wide 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 in one who:

  • Speaks out to defend what is right.
  • Develops self-control and sense of responsibility for one’s action.
  • Shows accountability, independence, and courage in making moral decisions.
  • Develops an awareness of our personal responsibilities 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 conflicts resolutions in 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 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 dealing with challenges.




Western Association of Schools & Colleges

Western Catholic Educational Association

Contact and Location

4745 Pennsylvania Avenue
Fair Oaks, CA 95628

Office: (916) 967-2814
Fax: (916) 967-0705