Habits of Work (HOW)

The habits of work are behaviors and dispositions that support college and career-readiness.  Academic achievement and work habits are both important for all students.

Perseverance: The qualities that embody the character trait of perseverance include grit, persistence, resilience, and determination.

Initiative: A student who demonstrates initiative  displays a spirit of collaboration, a willingness to participate, and an attention to attendance.

Self-Management: Self-management is a skill that, when mastered, is exhibited in a student’s ability to act responsibly, demonstrate reliability, be self-directed, present a high level of preparedness, and show a willingness to accept and meet deadlines.  




  • stick with things even when they get tough.
  • tackle difficult situations.
  • try again even if I do not succeed the first time around.
  • complete revisions when necessary.

  • Strength
  • Tenacious
  • Flexible
  • Diligent
  • Committed
  • Fortitude
  • Patient
  • Endurance
  • Dedicated
  • Purposeful

  • Resubmit work/fixing incompletes (can be tracked on IC)
  • Seek/attend academic support and/or seek help during study halls and RTI
  • Stick with a book beyond the first few chapters



  • access appropriate resources to solve problems.
  • attend classes regularly.
  • participate actively in class activities.
  • do something in the absence of direction

  • Present
  • Collaborative
  • Commitment
  • Participate
  • Attendance
  • Timely
  • Teamwork
  • Cooperative

  • Group work/collaboration
  • Class participation
  • Propose a novel way to meet indicators/design a project



  • meet deadlines established by others.
  • if unable to attend a class or an event, communicate and meet with teachers to make up work.
  • bring the tools that will help me learn.
  • listen actively to what others have to say.
  • ask for help when needed.

  • Accountable Equipped
  • Trustworthy Ethical
  • Dependable Citizenship
  • Appreciative
  • Reliable
  • Organized
  • On-Task

  • Look at the number of late submissions (can be tracked on IC)
  • If absent, sees teacher to get work/get help on missed work
  • Addresses teacher/missed work before planned absences
  • Create goals and documents personal progress toward those goals

We believe that academic achievement and work habits are both important for all students.  Teachers will assess HOW formatively and summatively and report in Infinite Campus.   HOW will also be recorded on transcripts.