Academic proficiency is our district’s primary goal. The Graduate of Granite characteristics represent skills and dispositions that support a student’s academic success. If proficient in these social skills and dispositions, students will be prepared for college, career, and life. Participation in school commencement for a district (24 credit) or a school (27 credit) diploma is contingent upon a 3.0 Characteristics Point Average (CPA) on the identified ideal characteristics of a graduate of Granite School District. The 3.0 CPA requirement applies to the graduating class of 2026-27 and subsequent classes.
Graduate of Granite Characteristics Posters
4 – Demonstrates characteristic the majority of the time (consistently)
3 – Demonstrates characteristic most of the time (frequently)
2 – Demonstrates characteristic some of the time (occasionally)
1 – Seldom demonstrates characteristic (rarely)
0 – Unable to observe due to lack of attendance
An essential component of the process is engaging students in a self-assessment of the characteristics. It is recommended that students self-assess at least twice per quarter – at midterm and again at the end of the grading period. This provides an opportunity for teachers to facilitate discussion about discrepancies and helps students set personal growth goals. These conversations engage students in the process while building student relationships and a sense of belonging. Student self-assessment is a proven timesaving method for teacher scoring.