Skills for Success
Learning is often compared to building a house; it is completed brick by brick, establishing a solid foundation of knowledge. A house cannot be built with bricks alone, however. It requires construction plans and tools to transform those bricks into a proper home. The Carmel Clay Schools' “Skills for Success” are the tools required to achieve academic and personal success in today’s ever-changing and global society. Skills for Success are the characteristics and strategies employed by individuals for developing emotional intelligence, as well as intra and interpersonal competence. The skills CCS students will develop over the course of their K-12 journey to reach their full potential as individuals and as members of the greater community:
Self-Initiative | Growth Mindset | Connection | Regulation | Problem Solving |
Insight | Perseverance | Collaboration
The Why Behind Skills for Success?
- A need to better define the often difficult to define skill set required for personal and professional success
Informed by educators, students, parent/caregivers, and community members
Increased ownership by the district as a whole
Consistent and focused
Allows for vertical and horizontal alignment
College & Career Readiness
The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) identified the eight core competencies associated with career readiness.
- Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
- Oral/Written Communications
- Digital Technology
- Professionalism/Work Ethic
- Career Management
- Global/Intercultural Fluency
Skills for Success Workshop Series
Learn more about the activities and initiatives that build character development and emotional intelligence. Facilitators will provide an experiential learning environment for participants in order to increase awareness of the CCS Skills for Success.
Stay tuned for more opportunities.
Ways of dealing with oneself including thoughts and emotional awareness, beliefs, and skills applied inwardly.
Knowledge, skills, and attitude directed toward other people including empathy, social awareness, and collaborative problem solving.
Establishing adult connections
Social basics like taking turns and sharing
Comprehending complex situations with self and others
Manage growing independence
Respect unique perspectives
Transform group identity and mentality to individual understanding
Acquire set of values and ethical system to guide behavior
We believe in providing authentic opportunities for children and adults to continuously develop Skills for Success through the context of social and academic experiences.
We believe that a positive culture and learning environment starts with adults. Adult self-regulation is necessary to foster relationships with students that contribute to achievement.
We believe direct and explicit instruction of skills is important to incorporate into classroom activities and raises achievement in all domains.
We believe practices and activities should be assessed through an inclusive lens and be relevant to all students. Practices should affirm diverse cultures and backgrounds while strengthening practices that promote equity.