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Goals For Education

Goal One: Motivation To Learn
TLC Charter School students will develop strong motivation by:

1. Responding to a community and school atmosphere which cooperatively sets high standards of expected achievement, commensurate with ability, and which evidences a high regard for the learning process.
2. Responding to a community and school atmosphere that cooperatively fosters enthusiasm for learning as learning.
3. Responding to opportunities to develop and fulfill personal aspirations.
4. Responding to opportunities for the development of positive feelings of self-worth that contribute to responsible behavior and personal growth, health and safety.

Goal Two: Mastery Of The Basic Skills
TLC Charter School students will, to their full potential:

1. Learn to communicate effectively in speech and writing.
2. Learn to read with understanding and acquire the ability to analyze critically what is read.
3. Acquire knowledge of and ability in mathematics.
4. Strengthen decision-making skills.
5. Learn how learning takes place.
6. Acquire skills in studying and research.
7. Understand the uses of technology to enhance learning.

Goal Three: Acquisition Of Knowledge
TLC Charter School students will:

1. Acquire the knowledge of science, mathematics, social studies, practical and fine arts (including art, music, dance, and dramatics), literature, and languages, all of which lead to an understanding and appreciation of the values and the intellectual and artistic achievements of our culture and other cultures.
2. Be provided and encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to explore, develop, and express their own uniqueness and creativity.
3. Demonstrate, commensurate with ability, the capacity to utilize independent study skills.
4. Be provided and encouraged to take advantage of pre-vocational opportunities to explore career skills and choices.

Goal Four: Competence In Life Skills
TLC Charter School students will:

1. Have the ability to make informed career choices.
2. Understand responsibilities of family membership.
3. Be prepared to undertake the responsibilities of citizenship in their communities, in the state, in the nation, and in the world.
4. Have the skills, knowledge, and competence required for success in meaningful employment, or be qualified to enter post-secondary education.
5. Understand the need for and the means of maintaining physical fitness and standards of personal health.
6. Understand the impact of technological change on our way of life.

Goal Five: Understanding Society's Values
TLC Charter School students will:

1. Understand the importance of developing a system of personal values.
2. Understand diversity and the potential strengths and problems of a pluralistic society.
3. Understand and respond to the need for order under law.
4. Acquire the knowledge to live in harmony with the environment and practice conservation of natural resources in balance with the economic needs of the country.
5. Understand and accept individual differences in physical and intellectual capability based on a respect for the shared humanity of all people.
6. Understand the need for individual participation and the role of leadership in a democratic society.

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