Desired Results for Student Learning (DRSLs):
During each 6 year accreditation process, Liahona reviews the progress accomplished on previously determined goals for student learning and sets new desired results for the next 6 years. The following goals are for the 2009 to 2015 accreditation period. We hope you will become familiar with these DRSL’S as we work together for greater awareness and to stimulate action as a community to achieve them.
1. Students will be Self-Governed Learners.
We believe that students should be taught correct principles and learn to govern themselves as they demonstrate commitment to their own learning and progression.
Spiritual Learning - As all learning is spiritual in nature, students commit to living up to a higher standard of morals, values and ideals so that they can be receptive to the teachings of the Spirit.
Students who demonstrate commitment to their own spiritual growth or learning:
Demonstrate a commitment to following the standards outlined in Liahona Academy’s Dress and Behavior Code as founded upon the precepts of the Strength of Youth Pamphlet through their actions, language and dress standards.
Assume responsibility and are accountable for personal actions.
Seek first for the spiritual truths of academic subjects and demonstrate the desire and ability to integrate those truths into all aspects of everyday learning and living.
Academic Learning - Personal growth and character development are the foundation of a successful and independent lifelong learner.
Students who demonstrate a self governed commitment to their own learning:
Identify personal goals, organizes and maintains information, monitors progress, and engages in self assessment.
Maintain personal responsibility by utilizing the following tools available to them to assist in their commitment to their own learning: The Scoop, daily overviews, electronic grade book, access to online classes to make up assignments, review, and retake tests as necessary, and regularly attend Study by Faith Nights.
Develop effective note taking/rephrasing skills from lectures, reading and presentations
Spiritual Learning - Students who demonstrate the ability to recognize the spiritual principles of learning are able to:
Recognize that ALL things testify of Christ (Demonstrating Knowledge that ALL things testify of Christ)
Demonstrate the ability to integrate rather than compartmentalize spiritual and secular learning.
Academic Learning - Thinking and reasoning skills enable students to make principle based choices in their lives.
Recognize the Spirit as He testifies of truth (Demonstrating Knowledge of the spirit as He testifies of truth)
2. Students will be Discerning and Reasoning Communicators.
As lifelong learners, students will seek learning by study and faith in order to develop the ability to think and reason in a discerning manner and effectively communicate truth from error.
Students who demonstrate the ability to think and reason independently and communicate:
Acquire, organize, and evaluate information in both secular and spiritual contexts to make informed decisions
Integrate new concepts learned with existing knowledge and experience so that personal relevancy is increased.
-- Communicate with clarity, purpose and understanding
-- Integrates and uses a variety of communication forms and skills
-- Recognizes, analyzes, and evaluates various forms of communication
Students will demonstrate compassion, love, empathy, and respect for themselves and for their fellow students contributing toward a safe learning environment.
Students will fulfill their duty to God, Country, Family and Fellow Man by developing leadership attributes and seeking ways to serve and actively make a difference in the community and in the world.
Students will look outside of themselves in order to develop and share their unique talents, gifts, learning styles and knowledge gained.
3. Students will be Charitable Citizens
“Many small people in many small places doing many small things can alter the face of the earth.” Little by little our charitable acts change our natures, define our characters, and ultimately make us individuals with the courage and commitment to live our values and to stand ready to make a difference in the lives of others through service. (Since this DRSL truly encompasses both the spiritual and academic or physical side of learning simultaneously, it has not been broken down into the two different categories.)