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Career and College Readiness

Clear and High Expectations

A school district best serves its students and parents by establishing an integrated and dynamic relationship between its curriculum, instruction, and assessment standards.

In Watervliet, these standards and practices are grounded in the Michigan state standards. Michigan standards have changed over time, and the state, in recent years had adopted new standards to ensure that all students are college and career ready.
 
The state offers a definition of college and career readiness in which students and graduates are expected to:
 
  • use technology and tools strategically in learning and communicating
  • use argument and reasoning to do research, construct arguments, and critique the reasoning of others
  • communicate and collaborate effectively with a variety of audiences
  • solve problems, construct explanation and design solutions
 
This definition is aligned with our vision and mission.

Through the vision statement of the Watervliet Board of Education and the exit outcomes for high school students, Watervliet educators have embedded the needs and aspiration of its community into our standards aligned curriculum. The end product is an organization of programs that are continuously reviewed and aligned to best practices that provide for continuous professional learning and continuous progress.