Sense of Self

The Academy graduate will be prepared to take on challenges and problems with enthusiasm and integrity; students will leave the Academy with a strong understanding of their place in the world and the ability to adapt to challenges and change, thereby overcoming adversity. A graduate with a sense of self demonstrates:

  • Sense of belonging
  • Independence
  • Sense of self-worth
  • Self-awareness
  • Reflectiveness
  • Balance
  • Resiliency
  • Fortitude
  • Integrity
  • Preparation for challenges
  • Optimism
  • Enthusiasm
  • Inspired perspective
  • Humility
  • Confidence
  • Sense of Self-Efficacy
  • Self-Discipline



The Academy graduate is an enterprising risk taker who voraciously innovates solutions. The graduate is a learner who is:

  • Knowledgeable
  • A problem solver
  • Creative
  • Enterprising
  • Innovative
  • A critical and divergent thinker
  • Open minded and pushes the boundaries
  • A mindful risk-taker
  • Adventurous
  • Courageous
  • The owner of what is learned
  • Able to justify reasoning
  • Understands self as a learner
  • Resourceful
  • A curious information seeker



The Academy graduate is an individual who, through interactions, leaves a positive footprint on peers and community. By acknowledging the differences in others and knowing when to lead and when to follow, our students will be productive collaborators. The Academy experience will ultimately create contributors to society who are:

  • Trustworthy
  • Compassionate
  • Respectful
  • Considerate
  • Kind
  • Leaders
  • Honorable
  • Lifelong learners
  • Influential



The Academy graduate realizes, and engages in, the academic, social, and professional communities in which they participate on campus, local, national, and global levels. The Academy graduates’ world view includes:

  • Global responsibility
  • Strong communication skills
  • Engagement in issues beyond their community
  • Methods to network with peers
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Service Learning
  • The notion of giving back and paying forward
  • The willingness to listen to all points of view


The Academy produces students who are prepared academically and armed with creativity and innovation to compete in a rapidly changing world.