As we at St. Edmund’s Academy focus our energies around supporting each individual student, we are also committed to empowering students to claim ownership of their own learning and growth through goal setting.
Each Upper School student is invited to set goals for her/his personal, academic and relational growth. Throughout this process, students are encouraged to set goals that are SMART – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound.
Upper School advisors coach each individual student in setting goals that are appropriate to her/him. To the extent that students feel comfortable doing so, they are encouraged to share their goals with at least one other student and to identify specific people in their lives who may be able to support them in progressing in their goals throughout the year.
In the Upper School, we consider the goal-setting process a great opportunity to guide our students in developing a healthy life skill, but also an opportunity to empower them to take ownership of their own growth and development. Through this process, we come to know each of our students better and identify practical ways of offering them individualized support throughout the year.