Portrait of a Graduate takes the key components of Springfield Public School's mission and puts them into action. Students engage relevant and personal learning experiences and are empowered to showcase the work they complete during and beyond the school day. The Learner Portfolio, a digital portfolio all students in grades 3-12 will have by the end of 2021-22, allows students to authentically share their work as it relates to six attributes: communicator, collaborator, creative, critical thinker, academically empowered, and engaged citizen. These attributes are community-selected and encapsulate the skills Springfield Public Schools graduates need to be successful in a 21st century world.
Portrait of an Educator empowers teachers to demonstrate the skills necessary to support students become contributing community members. Educators attend in-person and flipped trainings geared toward building capacity in communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, academically empowered
Community stakeholders engaged in a process to help select the six attributes on which students and teachers will focus.