At Summit Academy, we will also focus on the development of personal attitudes toward people, toward the environment and towards learning; attitudes that contribute to the well-being of the individual and of the group.
In PYP schools, students should demonstrate:
Appreciation ~ Appreciating the wonder and beauty of the world and its people.
Commitment ~ Being committed to their own learning, persevering and showing self discipline and responsibility.
Confidence ~ Feeling confident in their ability as learners, having the courage to take risks, applying what they have learned and making appropriate decisions and choices.
Cooperation ~ Cooperating, collaborating, and leading or following as the situation demands.
Creativity ~ Being creative and imaginative in their thinking and in their approach to problems and dilemmas.
Curiosity ~ Being curious about the nature of learning, about the world, its people and cultures.
Empathy ~ Imagining themselves in another’s situation in order to understand his or her reasoning and emotions, so as to be open-minded and reflective about the perspectives of others.
Enthusiasm ~ Enjoying learning and willingly putting the effort into the process.
Independence ~ Thinking and acting independently, making their own judgments summitbased on reasoned argument, and being able to defend their judgments.
Integrity ~ Being honest and demonstrating a considered sense of fairness.
Respect ~ Respecting themselves, others and the world around them.
Tolerance ~ Being sensitive about differences and diversity in the world and being responsive to the needs of others.