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Portrait of the Sullins Academy Graduate
Sullins Academy challenges each student academically in a nurturing community grounded in the development of character, leadership, and service. In preparation for higher education, we motivate students to realize their potential while encouraging a lifelong love of learning.
As a PS-8 school, we know that 100 % of our graduates will continue their formal education. Therefore, we see ourselves as “equippers.” From preschool through eighth grade graduation, our purpose is to equip students with the tools to continue to grow, learn, and thrive in the challenging, diverse environment of high school.
Our Graduates will know:
1. HOW TO LEARN:
The Sullins Academy Graduate will be willing to take risks. Critical analysis of problems allows for sound decision making. Our graduates have acquired skills and knowledge beyond “fill in the blanks” and rote memorization. Our graduates will possess the skills of analysis, synthesis, and communication which will serve them in lifelong learning.
2. HOW TO COMMUNICATE
The Sullins Academy Graduate will possess communication skills, both written and oral, which allow them to continue learning at an advanced level. Graduates will be able to demonstrate articulated, structured and persuasive written assignments. Our graduates will be able to speak publicly in a clear, concise, and organized manner.
3. HOW TO THINK
The Sullins Academy Graduate will possess the ability to think both critically and creatively. Graduates will be able to see the world around them with an informed perspective. Whether a piece of art or a current event across the nation, our graduates will have the tools to think objectively and analytically as they make sense of the world around them.
4. HOW TO ACT
The Sullins Academy Graduate will demonstrate leadership qualities both in the classroom and in the community. Graduates will personify the values of character without hesitation. Integrity, respect, and responsibility will be hallmarks of the Sullins Academy graduate. Community service to others will be viewed as an opportunity rather than a requirement.
5. HOW TO LIVE
The Sullins Academy Graduate will have a knowledge of self. This will be evident in how they approach their personal physical health, their personal social life, their service to others, and their academic future. Balance will be a distinguishing feature of The Sullins Academy Graduate.