Hillsdale Graduate Profile

  • Hillsdale's Graduate Profile is a way for students to practice and demonstrate their knowledge of these important skills.

    As a Hillsdale High School graduate, you will:

    Communicate effectively:

    • Write logically structured documents that demonstrate an appropriate sense of audience, purpose, and context.
    • Speak with poise, clear organization, a command of language, and an appropriate sense of audience, purpose, and context.
    • Listen actively, acknowledging and understanding different viewpoints, and providing and accepting feedback.

    Read for Understanding


    • Critically:
      • Ask critical questions
      • Generate hypotheses
      • View problems from multiple perspectives
      • Analyze, evaluate, and synthesize information
      • Pursue answers and solutions through research, experimentation and/or computation.
    • Creatively: Generate unique answers and interpretations.
    • Metacognitively: Reflect upon and assess your work.


    • Yourself:
      • Make informed and appropriate personal and academic decisions
      • Be prepared, participate and persevere
      • Reflect and self-evaluate
    • Your community:
      • Demonstrate integrity and empathy
      • Collaborate in large and small groups
      • Understand, appreciate and respect diversity
    • Your world:
      • Participate in civil discourse and the democratic process
      • Make authentic connections between what you have learned and the wider world

    Understand and apply:

    • Content
    • Content skills