Portrait of a Graduate
The Farmingdale School District is in the beginning stages of developing an exciting new initiative called Portrait of a Graduate. Our goal is to frame a new vision for the district that articulates the community’s aspirations for all students. Both a process and a product, the portrait will help us consider the overall educational experience for all students by identifying the ideal attributes we desire them to acquire by graduation.
Working closely with the entire Farmingdale family, our uniquely structured portrait will reflect the community's perspectives and expectations. We expect this process to be a transformative movement—helping to ensure that our graduates become equipped with academic knowledge and learn how to be adaptive, versatile, motivated individuals with strong character.
Our Portrait of a Graduate will provide a cohesive statement of who we are and what we believe, bringing together our existing values and initiatives as both stemming from and contributing to a central vision. It will be a living document—amended as the needs of students evolve— incorporated into our methods of teaching, our strategic initiatives, and our district wide professional development.
In the coming months, we will be seeking input from the community to help us create a student-centered vision statement. To allow for a transparent and meaningful information gathering process, we will be sharing information on our website, the Farmingdale School District Facebook page, LinkedIn, and Thoughtexchange.
We greatly look forward to working with the community to co-create our Farmingdale Portrait of a Graduate. With your input and support, our students will be optimally positioned to thrive in a 21st Century world, and leave Farmingdale School District fully prepared for college, careers, and life.
Portrait of a Farmingdale Graduate
Board Presentation February 5, 2020