Key Characteristic 3:
Engagement of Learning
STANDARD # 18
Learners are immersed in an environment that fosters lifelong skills
including creativity, curiosity, risk taking, collaboration, and design
Conditions within the institution
promote learners’ lifelong skills.
Learners engage in experiences that
develop the non-academic skills
important for their next steps in
learning and for future success.
Learning experiences build skills
in creativity, curiosity, risk taking,
collaboration, and design thinking.
• Analyzed survey information
regarding student perspectives on
• Documentation regarding
non-academic curriculum and
opportunities—such as advisory
programs and activities—to
develop lifelong skills
• Individualized learning plans
for students, including goals,
benchmarks, and achievement