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Profile of a Learning Gate Graduate

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

  • Collect, assess and analyze relevant information
  • Reason Effectively
  • Use Systems Thinking
  • Make Sound judgement and decisions
  • Identify define, and solve authentic problems and essential equations


  • Participate effectively in civic life through knowing how to stay informed and understanding governmental processes
  • Exercise the rights and obligations of citizenship at local, state, national and global levels
  • Understand the local and global implications of civic decisions

Creativity and Innovation

  • Use a wide range of idea creation techniques (brainstorming, divergent and convergent thinking)
  • Elaborate, refine, analyze and evaluate ideas in order to improve and maximize creative efforts
  • Demonstrate originality and inventiveness in work
  • View failure as an opportunity to learn
  • Understand that innovation is a long-term process if small success and frequent mistakes

Personal Responsibility

  • Act responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind
  • Demonstrate personal integrity, honesty and ethical behavior

Environmental Literacy

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the environment and the circumstances and conditions affecting it
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of society’s impact on the natural world

Global Awareness

  • Learn from and working collaboratively with individuals representing diverse cultures, religions and lifestyles in the spirit of mutual respect and open dialogue in personal, work and community contexts
  • Understand other nations and cultures