GOAL 2: Skills
Every APS student will have a set of SKILLS to implement their plan.
APS students will develop the academic, social-emotional and Colorado Essential Skills needed to implement their plans. Social emotional skills include those related to self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision-making, social awareness and relationship skills. Colorado Essential Skills include those needed to be communicators, problem solvers, community members and empowered individuals.
APS students will develop the following Colorado Essential Skills:
Critical Thinking (problem solving and global and cultural awareness)
I evaluate, weigh evidence and apply reasoned decision making to solve problems.
Collaboration (communication, interpersonal skills)
I work together with others, harnessing the power of teamwork. I understand the importance of influence to motivate others to get things accomplished.
Invention (creativity and innovation)
I use imagination, innovation and ingenuity to solve problems.
Information Literacy (find and use information and information technology)
I understand how to access and process changing information, updating my own thinking and processing.
Self-Direction (personal and civic responsibility, work ethic, financial literacy, resiliency, adaptability)
I take initiative. I am inquisitive, entrepreneurial and curious. I can persevere through challenging situations, take calculated risks and stand accountable for my actions. I continually advocate for my own needs as well as the needs of others.