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Portrait of a Graduate

What is a Portrait of a Graduate?

A Portrait of a Graduate is a collective vision that articulates our community’s aspirations for all students. The portrait encapsulates the hopes, aspirations, and dreams our community has for its young people and the skills and mindsets our children need for navigating the dynamic landscapes of today and the uncharted territories of tomorrow.

Why a Portrait of a Graduate?

The world is changing at a rapid pace. In fact, today's elementary school students will end up in jobs that do not even exist today. In navigating this dynamic global economy, our Portrait of a Graduate stands as a strategic blueprint, ensuring our students are not just ready for change but are architects of it, equipped with the skills and competencies essential for leading the world that awaits them.


Share Your Insights

Whether you're a parent, NPS staff member, employer, or a community member, your input is crucial in crafting the Portrait of a Graduate—a guiding beacon for NPS' future endeavors. Your feedback will help us develop core competencies that articulate our community’s aspirations for all students in NPS.

Share your insights in this quick, 5–7-minute survey. Your thoughtful responses will contribute to shaping future NPS initiatives and ensuring our students are well-prepared to become the leaders of tomorrow.

Deadline: January 19, 2023

English and
Spanish Survey

Creole Survey 


Note on Switching Languages on the English and Spanish Surveys 


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Portrait of a Graduate Examples

Explore these example Portraits of a Graduate from school systems across the nation. These portraits detail the skills and competencies identified as paramount for students' success in both K-12 education and beyond, as recognized by their respective communities. The accompanying graphical representations capture the essence of each unique community’s vision for fostering future-ready leaders.

Kettle Moraine School District 

Athens City
Schools System

School District 

Additional Resources

Explore these video resources to learn how our world is changing and the skills our students need in order to be Future Ready.