At North Phoenix Prep, we hold a student-parent-teacher conference to discuss the next steps in each student's academic growth. In preparation for these conferences, we ask students to develop a Student Growth Plan (SGP). The SGP is a one-page document that captures the themes of our narrative evaluations, puts them into context, and documents the key area the student chooses as an area for growth in the coming year.
After writing the SGP, we ask that students attend their conferences to share and discuss the plan with their teachers and parents. The conference will aim to understand the thinking behind the student’s choice of an area of focus for growth, as well as understand how the student can be supported, and to provide guidance as needed. Some students may choose to modify their plans after the conference consultation.
The “Action Menu” link below provides two lists. The first contains 14 Learning Techniques that Research Shows to be Most Effective. The second list is categorized to provide a long list of ideas a student might choose to employ in their growth plan. The “Student Growth Plan” link provides the single sheet plan, to be filled in, and the instructions for completing each part.
It is my sincerest hope that we will continue to cultivate a joyful, compassionate community of lifelong learners through this process.
North Phoenix Preparatory Academy is a state-chartered public school dedicated to providing a comprehensive, honors-level liberal arts education. Our college preparatory curriculum exposes students to the great works of Western Civilization. Using these works as a touchstone, students are given the tools necessary to lead an examined life, develop their character, and pursue the truth.
North Phoenix Prep is a member of the prestigious Great Hearts Academies network of prep schools here in Metro Phoenix. Together, the Great Hearts Academies are setting a new standard and purpose for public secondary education. Our schools believe in each student's innate potential to comprehend the rich tradition of Western Civilization to which they are heirs and to grow in the virtues that mark a profound, philosophical life -- summarized by the triad of our Latin motto: verum, pulchrum, bonum -- truth, beauty, and goodness.
We invite interested parents and prospective students to explore our website to learn more about our school, our faculty, and our entire North Phoenix Prep community!
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