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Portrait of a Graduate

Portrait of a Graduate is a collective vision that articulates the community’s aspirations for all students.

In 2019 a team of educators and administrators came together to form our Portrait of a Graduate team. They focused their work around a common question.

What qualities are most important for a successful graduate of the Appleton Area School District?To ensure success for Every Student, Every Day in the Appleton Area School District, our Portrait of a Graduate brings clarity to what our community values most as outcomes of the Early Childhood through Grade 12 educational experience.

We believe that graduates of the AASD should possess certain qualities that will ensure that they are college, career, and community ready. 

After conversations, surveys and interviews with students, staff, parents and community members, nine attributes rose to the top. The team then organized those attributes into three key themes - They are Lead, Care, Contribute.

Leading, Caring, & Contributing

We asked our 2023 graduating Seniors in our Career Based Learning Senior Survey if they feel prepared to Lead, Care, and Contribute.

LEAD by example 56.6%
CARE for themselves, others, and their community 71.8%
CONTRIBUTE to their classrooms, schools, and communities 65.3%