Two theoretical frameworks guide the students’ rights policy. The first is a four dimensional framework called Expected School-wide Learning Goals (ESLGs), and the other is the Affective-Behavioral-Cognitive (ABC) Self-Regulation model. Combined, the ESLGs and the ABC model can provide an effective means to help students and faculty foster a positive learning environment, as well as guide policies to protect student rights and support the school in regulating student conduct. The ESLGs and sub-categories help direct discussion when dealing with academic and non-academic issues.
Expected School-wide Learning Goals
Responsible Citizens who
- Respect themselves, their community, people and property.
- Appreciate diversity in all its manifestations.
- Use their knowledge and talents for the betterment of themselves and the community.
Effective Communicators who
- Speak effectively.
- Write with competence.
- Read with strong comprehension.
- Communicate in various sources of media.
- Express and defend ideas clearly.
Critical & Creative Thinkers who
- Are able to analyze data and solve problems.
- Identify and utilize resources to progress in problem solving applications.
- Involve themselves in creative expression through art, drama, and music.
Active Academic Achievers who
- Use reflection to evaluate academic progress and develop internal motivation to sustain continuous learning.
- Develop a sense of their gifts and talents and set educational goals to realize their potential.
- Make the connection between education and career possibilities.
- Are well prepared to continue their education and pursue the post-secondary path of their choice.
- Produce quality work, possess confidence in academic abilities, and enjoy success in school.
- Use feedback to assess, monitor, and improve progress.
The school uses the Affective-Behavioral-Cognitive (ABC) Self-Regulation model developed by Richard Cash to deal with student issues particularly when empowering a student to become accountable for their actions or entering a situation which questions their rights. Below are three questions that can be used to open a discussion with a student when enforcing a policy. They work best with the ESLGs.