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A student who graduates from St. Martin of Tours Academy is expected to be a:

1. Catholic Christian who:

  • Lives Catholic values of inclusion and compassion

  • Shares gifts and talents with others

  • Grows in faith through Mass and prayer

  • Expresses gratitude

2. Holistic Individual who:

  • Responds to others with intention

  • Cares for our community and environment

  • Is prepared to manage their daily lives

  • Follows directions and cooperates


3. A Lifelong Learner who:

  • Develops resiliency and a joy of learning

  • Shows responsibility for learning by taking academic risks

  • Puts forth their best effort

  • Is confident in themselves


4. An Effective Communicator who:

  • Can express ideas clearly and confidently

  • Has active listening skills

  • Can use technology to show understanding

  • Respects others’ thinking and ideas


5. A Diligent Learner who:

  • Understands and applies what is taught

  • Takes pride in creating quality work

  • Is able to work independently and collaborate with others

  • Has developed intellectual curiosity and creativity

As applied in the classroom, St. Martin Academy teaches life skills along with class curriculum such as:
  • habit of reflection, prayer, expressions of gratitude (journaling)

  • good manners, politeness (using words: “please”, “thank you”, “excuse me”)

  • helping out those who need assistance

  • to include, (and never exclude), others in activities, games, etc.

  • acceptance of another’s opinion, response, etc. (no laughing at mistakes)

  • focus on assigned task / awareness (meta-cognition)

  • waiting to be called on without interrupting and/or shouting out

  • willingness to risk and to be actively involved in learning activities

  • listening to the one speaking, (teacher or peer), without hand up, interrupting

  • response to direction, one & two bells (“stop-power”)

  • coming to class each day with required supplies (paper, pencils, etc.)

  • keeping class materials together, organized and in correct place

  • remembering to take home items needed at end of day

  • remembering assignments, supplies needed, and other tasks

  • taking care of textbooks (covered), library books, reference and other materials

  • sharing responsibility for upkeep of classroom, desk, shelves, etc.

  • carefulness / neatness / organization in preparation of papers, writing, headings, etc.

  • resourcefulness in regard to finding necessary materials, beginning tasks, etc.

  • ability to evaluate own work, follow rubrics, find and correct mistakes

  • taking care of all school areas /property (restrooms, play and lunch areas, walkways)

  • taking care of personal property (jackets, lunch containers, back packs, etc.)

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