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What is a Portrait of a Graduate?

The Portrait of a Graduate process will help us develop an updated and unified vision among Districts 65, 67, and 115 for the twenty-first century competencies that Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Knollwood students need to succeed in college, career, and beyond. Our Districts share the common aspiration for all students to have a K-12 educational experience that prepares them to thrive in their future lives.

What is the Portrait Process and Timeline?

The Districts are partnering with the non-profit Battelle for Kids who will help facilitate this process for our Districts as follows:

  • January 10 - January 21, 2022: Form a Design Team of 100-150 individuals of representatives of various stakeholder groups to create the Portrait. The following groups will be represented:
  • February 3 - May 3, 2022: Engage Design Team members in collaboration, discussion about the traits and skills that District 67, District 115 and District 65 students will need the most to be successful in adult life.
  • June 2022: Create a visual representation of the finalized traits and share at the end of the school year. The end deliverable will guide our strategic planning process and will serve as a North star for the District.

Recordings from Portrait of a Graduate Meetings

(Please note: the first meeting was not recorded).