Student Voices Blog Post

Word Cloud: What should students know and be able to do when they graduate high school?

March 21, 2019

As high school seniors across the country prepare to graduate in a few short months, we asked students at Quabbin Regional High School and Somerville High School, “What do you think high school graduates should know and be able to do? Check out their answers in the word cloud featured below!

Word cloud depicting what high school students think they should know upon graduating.

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An approach to teaching and learning that is flexible and adaptable, adjusting the system to the individual students and what they need to be successful in today's diverse, global world.
Students exercise voice and choice in their learning, embracing their individual strengths, needs, interests, and cultural backgrounds.
The ability to use the cultural characteristics, experiences, and perspectives of culturally and linguistically diverse learners as conduits for teaching them more effectively. (Geneva Gay, 2002)
Developed in a way that ensures a barrier-free environment for all students, ensuring that every student, particularly those within historically underserved groups, has what they need to be successful. To be truly equitable, schools must not only have equity of opportunity, but of outcomes.
The process of envisioning, designing, and implementing a school model, either from scratch as a way of redesigning and disrupting the existing educational system, or as part of the transformation of an existing school.