North Providence School District npsd.k12.ri.us

1828 Mineral Spring  Avenue
North Providence, RI 02904
401.233.1150 Fax: 401.233.1166

Mission, Vision, and 21st Century Expectations

Mission Statement

The Mission of North Providence High School is to educate all students in a safe, nurturing, and challenging environment which empowers them to become well-rounded individuals who are lifelong learners and productive members of society.

Vision Statement

North Providence High School is a student centered community that fosters academic and social development for all students. We set high standards and expectations and provide the necessary means for students to achieve success. Our students are responsible decision makers who are ready to be productive, life-long learners in a global society.

21st Century Graduation Expectations

For a Complete Discussion on NPHS Academics, follow the link in the forms tab to see the Course of Study Handbook

All graduates of North Providence High School must possess a common core of knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to become responsible citizens, productive workers, and life-long learners. The North Providence High School community has identified and adopted four core 21st Century expectations for student learning (Graduation Expectations) which support the accomplishment of school’s mission, reflect our core values & beliefs, and are aligned with the standards and performance indicators identified in district and school curriculum documents. These interdisciplinary expectations encompass academic, civic, and social outcomes and identify what a North Providence High School student should know and be able to do upon graduation. Individual and school-wide accomplishment of these learning expectations are assessed primarily through our nationally recognized senior project, graduation portfolio, and department common tasks.The North Providence High School graduate will be able to:

1.0 achieve proficiency in all content areas of a standards-based curriculum by: 
1.1 acquiring and applying knowledge and skills within and across the curriculm
1.2 analyzing and evaluating information
1.3 applying technology as a learning tool across all disciplines

2.0 solve problems and make decisions effectively by: 
2.1 working cooperatively and/or independently 
2.2 applying problem-solving strategies 
2.3 utilizing resources and time effectively
2.4 accessing, compiling, interpreting, and presenting data and imformation

3.0 display a strong sense of self-discipline which enables him/her to act responsibly by:
3.1 making informed life and career decisions (SOCIAL) 
3.2 recognizing and respecting the diversity and individuality of others (CIVIC) 
3.3 understanding and accepting the benefits and consequences for his/her behavior (SOCIAL) 
3.4 participating in community service, leadership roles, and/or school activities (CIVIC)

4.0 communicate effectively by:
4.1 reading widely and critically
4.2 writing clearly, concisely, and persuasively 
4.3 speaking, listening, and interpreting effectively
4.4 mastering technology as a means of communication