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Our Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement
The Lynn Classical High School mission is to meet the needs of all of our students and ensure they become knowledgeable, conscientious, productive, and self-reliant learners who are college and career ready.  The school community shares in the responsibility of providing our graduates with the 21st century skills necessary to be successful on a local and global scale.  We celebrate our diversity, cultivate creativity and respect, and take pride in knowing our school is safe and supportive for all.

LCHS is a student-centered learning community that VALUES:
Life-long learning
Cultural diversity
High expectations for all
Safe-learning environment

LCHS is committed to the following beliefs about LEARNING:
Rigor, relevance, and relationships are key to academic achievement
All are accountable
Making connections makes a difference
Success can be achieved by all

LCHS Learning Expectations:

  1. Communicate effectively while making and defending arguments, accessing and relaying information, and addressing peers and adults.
  2. Apply analytical, critical, and creative thinking skills to identify and solve relevant problems using appropriate technology and other resources.
  3. Demonstrate REMARKABLE content knowledge through authentic tasks, performances, and assessments.
  4. Work appropriately and productively both independently and with others in order to accomplish team and individual academic, personal, social or civic goals.
  5. Interact positively, accept responsibility, and display consideration for the diversity of the school and community.

RAM Rubrics

Listening and Speaking Rubric
R Remarkable

Student follows verbal directions and classroom discussion. Student can repeat and comment upon what has been said.
Student speaks confidently, demonstrating command of language, connection with audience, and clear expression of thought and ideas.

A Acceptable Student can usually follow verbal directions and classroom discussion. Student can usually repeat and comment upon what has been said.
Student demonstrates understanding of language, some connection with audience, and can express thoughts or ideas.
M Making Progress Student has some difficulty following verbal directions and classroom discussion. Student can sometimes repeat or comment upon what has been said with prompting.
Student is hesitant with language, has difficulty connecting with audience, and finds it difficult to express thoughts or ideas due to comprehension or emerging language learning.
S Still Working Student is rarely able to follow verbal directions and classroom discussion. Student shows limited ability to repeat or comment upon what has been said.
Student is reluctant to participate in oral communication, cannot connect with audience, and cannot express thoughts or ideas due to comprehension or emerging language learning.
Technology Rubric
R Remarkable Student utilizes technology in a way that greatly enhances the presentation or comprehension of the material
Student chooses the appropriate technology to perform meaningful tasks
Student treats technology in a manner that is safe and appropriate
A Acceptable Student utilizes technology in a way that enhances the presentation or comprehension of the material
Student sometimes chooses the appropriate technology to perform meaningful tasks
Student treats technology in a manner that is safe and appropriate
M Making Progress Student utilizes technology in a way that somewhat enhances the presentation or comprehension of the material
Student rarely chooses appropriate technology to perform meaningful tasks
Student sometimes treats technology in a manner that is safe and appropriate
S Still Working Student does not utilize technology Student does not choose appropriate technology to perform meaningful tasks
Student does not treat technology in a manner that is safe and appropriate
General Writing Rubric
R Remarkable Writing is compelling: organized, amply developed.
Writing examines causes, makes distinctions, and explores implications.
Writing is highly original and creative. Consideration for audience is evident.
A Acceptable Writing is proficient: organized, moderate development.
Writing connects causes but does not explore implications.
Writing is original and somewhat creative. Consideration for audience is evident.
M Making Progress Writing is meets minimal standards. Little organization or development. Mechanical errors distract from clarity of writing. Writing does present causes or distinctions.
Writing lacks focus and is inconsistent. Writing lacks originality and possesses minimal creativity. No consideration for audience is evident.
S Still Working Writing does not meet minimal standards. No organization or development apparent. Mechanical errors significantly detract from clarity of writing.
Writing presents imprecise or incorrect ideas, lacks logic and focus.
Writing is not original or uninspired. No consideration for audience is evident.
Reading Rubric
R Remarkable Student addresses all important aspects of the question
Student demonstrates an in depth understanding of the passage When appropriate, student can relate information from passage to prior knowledge in a relevant manner
When appropriate, student can offer insightful interpretations, evaluation, or extensions (generalizations, applications, analogies)
A Acceptable Student addresses most of the aspects of the question
Student demonstrates some understanding of the passage
When appropriate, student can relate some information from passage to prior knowledge in a relevant manner
When appropriate, student can offer some interpretations, evaluation, or extensions
M Making Progress Student addresses few of the aspects of the question
Student demonstrates little understanding of the passage
Student has difficulty relating information from passage to prior knowledge
Student offers interpretations, evaluation, or extensions which is incorrect or not connected to passage
S Still Working Student addresses none of the aspects of the question
Student demonstrates no understanding of the passage
Student cannot relate information from passage to prior knowledge
Student offers no interpretations, evaluation, or extensions
Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Rubric
R Remarkable Student identifies appropriate information or facts. Student shows clear understanding of topics and concepts.
Student usually selects and employs thinking skills and reasoning strategies; can justify the process.
Student assesses supporting and refuting reasons to determine the most persuasive. Student evaluates the potential consequences.
Student's conclusion is clear, concise, appropriate and demonstrates full potential of student's ability.
A Acceptable Student identifies relevant information or facts. Student shows some understanding of topics and concepts.
Student often selects and employs thinking skills and reasoning strategies; can justify the process.
Student assesses some supporting and refuting reasons and makes some determination of the most persuasive. Student evaluates some consequences.
Student's conclusion is moderate, unfocused and demonstrates some potential of student's ability.
M Making Progress Student identifies information or facts which may not be relevant. Student shows little understanding of topics and concepts. Student seldom selects and employs thinking skills and reasoning strategies and cannot justify the process.
Student assesses few supporting and refuting reasons and makes no determination of the most persuasive. Student does not evaluate consequences.
Student's conclusion is is inappropriate or lacking relevant information.
S Still Working Student cannot identify relevant information or facts. Student shows no understanding of topics and concepts.
Student rarely employs thinking skills and reasoning strategies. Student does not assess supporting and refuting reasons. Student's conclusion is absent or unclear.

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