Vision Statement NPA challenges our community to learn, lead, and grow into compassionate problem-solvers and engaged citizens who will bring joyful curiosity to build an equitable world together.
Mission Statement NPA provides a collaborative, well-rounded education through academics, arts, and athletics, and provides educational opportunities for a successful future, while fostering a diverse and inclusive community.
Integrated Learning Strategies (ILS) is a required opportunity for grades 6-9, while being optional in grades 10-12. The following guide details the parameters for this class to serve students in accordance with our vision and mission. NPA’s guiding values coupled with relevant, evidence-based approaches informs the ILS experience for students and teachers.
The purpose of ILS is student success that is primarily academic and always student centered. An engaged teacher builds positive, supervisory relationships with students that assists in the following:
With a primary focus on student success, an environment that sets the stage for that must be in place, below are attainable suggestions that work for a physical and academic environment.
<aside> 🗣 These also work well for any classroom environment
The supervisory role means a few things that allow for teacher discretion and preference, so long as the role is student-centered and aimed at student support. To sum it up, the role includes coaching through direct assistance, staying visible and engaged, and communicating with and to students and other teachers to promote student agency and success.
Nuance is part of the game and students’ needs change and range! It is important to rely on your own experiences and expertise to give advice to students and directly support students to point them to success. To do this, visibility and engagement become critical.