The MISSION of Hudson Hills Academy
to be an innovative, educational organization committed to providing learning experiences of superior quality which enable ALL students to successfully meet challenges now and in the future.
ALL Hudson Hills Academy learners will be
1. Self-Directed Learners who use positive core values to create a positive vision for themselves and their future, view themselves as lifelong learners, set priorities and achievable goals, create options for themselves, monitor and evaluate their progress, and assume responsibility for their actions. To demonstrate this outcome, students will:
• Take responsibility for own actions and see possible results of actions.
• Set priorities and achievable goals.
• Monitor and evaluate progress.
• Create options for selves.
• View themselves as lifelong learners.
• Recognize continuous learning opportunities.
2. Collaborative Workers who use effective leadership and group skills to develop and manage interpersonal relationships within culturally and organizationally diverse settings. To demonstrate this outcome, students will:
• Accept criticism and use it to grow.
• Accept differences in self and others.
• Respect diversity.
• Work cooperatively and productively toward the common good
• Assume responsibility for a variety of tasks or roles.
• Exhibit interpersonal skills in formal and informal settings.
3. Complex Thinkers who identify, access, integrate, and use available resources and information to reason, make decisions, and solve complex problems in a variety of contexts. To demonstrate this outcome, students will:
• Define the problem.
• Locate resources.
• Put together information.
• Make necessary decisions.
• Realize the impact of different decisions.
• Figure out alternative solutions to a problem.
• Evaluate results.
4. Community Contributors who use their time, energies, and talents to improve the welfare of others and the quality of life in their diverse communities. To demonstrate this outcome, students will:
• Identify community needs.
• Recognize community resources
• Contribute time, energies, and talents to improving welfare of others.
• Promote and demonstrate community pride.
5. Quality Producers who create intellectual, artistic, practical, and physical products which reflect originality, high standards, and the use of advanced technologies. To demonstrate this outcome, students will:
• Create a product which demonstrates their optimum abilities.
• Demonstrate originality.
• Implement advanced technology where applicable.
• Evaluate product to meet pre-established standards.
• Monitor the process through self-evaluation.
6. Wellness Practitioners who achieve states of wellness characterized by the total integration of body, mind, and spirit and by harmonious relationships within the social environment, with an understanding that health is not just the absence of disease or discomfort, but the ability to function effectively and happily. To demonstrate this outcome, students will:
• Practice a healthy lifestyle (good hygiene and disease prevention).
• Participate in enjoyable life-long physical activities.
• Build positive self-esteem/positive self-concept and a caring attitude toward others.
• Choose socially appropriate behaviors.
7. Global Participants who engage in the maintenance of our ecosystem through individual awareness and good personal habits; understand the role of the United States in the global economy; and contribute on a personal level to an improved quality of life for all people. To demonstrate this outcome, students will:
• Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the United States in the global economy.
• Create options to improve the quality of life for all people.
• Respect the value of all humans.
• Develop awareness of ecosystem/global interdependence
• Reduce, reuse, recycle, and rethink to maintain the ecosystem.
8. Effective Communicators who listen and respond to others’ ideas and needs, relate information in various situations, and demonstrate verbal and non-verbal communication skills. To demonstrate this outcome, students will:
• Speak effectively to a variety of audiences, formally and informally, for various purposes.
• Use active listening skills in a variety of situations.
• Respond sensitively and critically when necessary to others’ ideas and needs.
• Relate information from reading and from the media through writing and speaking.
• Demonstrate knowledge of different types of non-verbal communication, body language, and appearance.