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Profile of a Graduate

As 21st century citizens, Northwest Independent School District (NISD) students must be prepared with high levels of academic strength including literacy, digital skills, critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and communication. The mission of NISD is to provide a premier education, preparing all students to be successful, productive citizens. Embedded in our vision is that our students will be future ready: ready for college, ready for the global workplace, and ready for personal success. To accomplish this goal, a student who graduates from NISD will be:
Ready for College
To prepare to be future ready, a student who graduates from NISD will:
  • Engage in relevant literacy through proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
  • Employ proficient and responsible use of digital media to effectively communicate, synthesize, and create new knowledge.
  • Problem solve and critically analyze with determination to take risks, learn from mistakes, and adapt to new thinking.
  • Determine validity and relevance of information resources in the development of research skills.
Ready for the Global Workplace
To prepare to be future ready, a student who graduates from NISD will:
  • Connect and correlate knowledge and skills continuously through real-world applications in reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies, the arts, and enrichment experiences.
  • Construct new ideas through original and innovative thinking.
  • Exhibit vision for personal learning and forward thinking to prepare for the future.
  • Understand and adapt responsibly to a changing global community.
Ready for Personal Success
To prepare to be future ready, a student who graduates from NISD will:
  • Practice ethical behaviors exhibiting integrity, respect, and commitment within a well-balanced lifestyle.
  • Show initiative and responsibility through positive actions to express self-motivation, self-discipline, and perseverance.
  • Communicate and collaborate by exercising a willingness to help and connect with culturally diverse individuals and groups to make necessary compromises toward accomplishing a common goal.
  • Prepare for the unknown by being empowered with tools to face challenges and life-long learning.