Vision Statement NPA challenges our community to learn, lead, and grow into compassionate problem-solvers and engaged citizens who will bring joyful curiosity to build an equitable world together.
Mission Statement NPA provides a collaborative, well-rounded education through academics, arts, and athletics, and provides educational opportunities for a successful future, while fostering a diverse and inclusive community.
Integrated Learning Strategies (ILS) is a required opportunity for grades 6-9, while being optional in grades 10-12. The following guide details the parameters for this class to serve students in accordance with our vision and mission. NPA’s guiding values coupled with relevant, evidence-based approaches informs the ILS experience for students and teachers.
The purpose of ILS is student success that is primarily academic and always student centered. An engaged teacher builds positive, supervisory relationships with students that assists in the following:
With a primary focus on student success, an environment that sets the stage for that must be in place, below are attainable suggestions that
<aside> 🗣 These also work well for any classroom environment
Current research reveals that student agency yields the best results for student engagement and helps build skills for self-paced working environments like our ILSs. The following strategy focuses on student agency and organizational skills - where the teacher serves a supervisory role that authenticates, supports, and guides students.
Routine That Builds Student Agency
This strategy helps students create their own goals and outcomes with information stemming from their classes.