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21st Century Learning Expectations

The mission of Westport Middle- High School is to educate all students to become 21st-century learners, to seek and value knowledge, and to emerge as productive citizens in a global community.

We Believe

  • All students can learn
  • Students learn best in a safe, supportive, and equitable environment
  • Tolerance of individual differences and cooperative resolution of conflicts create a climate of respect
  • Inquiry and collaboration help students actively engage in the curriculum
  • Essential understanding is demonstrated through effective communication
  • Personal responsibility for behavior and learning leads to success
  • Collaboration among all stakeholders maximizes achievement

Expectations for Student Learning


  • All students should acquire, integrate and apply enduring understandings
  •  Knowledge and skills.
  • All students should read, write and communicate effectively.
  • All students should use higher order thinking skills to solve complex problems.
  • All students should use media and technology effectively.
  • All students should study, research and work independently and collaboratively.


  • All students should demonstrate personal and social responsibility.


  • All students should demonstrate civic responsibility.