Profile of a NLIS Graduate
Massachusetts Academic Requirements
I have fulfilled the minimum graduation requirements for a high school diploma in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Academic Skills for Post-Graduate Opportunities
I am prepared to take on the academic challenges of an entry-level position, a gap year program, a trade school, the armed forces, or a two year or four year college.
Academic Awareness for Life-Long Learning
I understand my strengths and weaknesses as a learner and have a toolbox of well-practiced learning strategies that can be applied as needed in the future.
Social and Emotional Awareness for Adult Stability
I understand the stabilizing and de-stabilizing factors in my life. I analyze new situations, reflect on learning from previous experiences, access assistance, evaluate recommendations and create appropriate stabilization goals and action plans.
Personal and Community Advocacy
I have the skills and self-confidence to advocate for my needs and the needs of others in personal, professional or academic settings.
Achieve a Level 3 on at least 75% of the New Liberty Innovation School Competencies. The 75% you select must include the ten required competencies.
Pass the MCAS exams in Math, English and Biology or Physics with at least a 220. If your score is between 220-239, you must show growth in that subject area through an Educational Proficiency Plan (EPP). You may be required to complete extra coursework in that subject area to satisfy the EPP requirements.
Document ten weeks of continuous, competent work experience, through an internship, work-study program or paid position.
Assemble an New Liberty Innovation School Graduate Portfolio that includes evidence of your growth during your time at NLIS. This portfolio will include work samples, reflections and assessments.
Complete a competent Capstone Class, which requires development of a graduate portfolio representing the three pillars of NLIS curriculum; academics, essential habits and employment. Develop a presentation that showcases your growth and reflections on your growth at NLIS, as well as your integration of the three pillars of NLIS curriculum. This presentation will be given to the school community.