Profile of a Virginia Graduate

Every Graduate, College and Career Ready

The goal of every student is to be college and career ready. Planning ensures that each student has done his or her best to prepare for dream possibilities. Whether the future is college, military, or a job experience, Halifax County Public Schools has identified five attributes to promote an achievable profile for every graduate.


Content Knowledge

Achieve and apply appropriate academic and technical knowledge

Students are expected to master the content of all subjects in each grade level. The content can be found on the Virginia Department of Education's Website by clicking on each link.


WWW GlobeEnglish

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WWW GlobeCareer & Technical Education

WWW GlobeComputer Science

WWW GlobeHealth

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WWW GlobeCharacter Education

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Workplace Skills

Demonstrate productive workplace skills, qualities, and behaviors

Students are expected to master the three areas of workplace skills and the qualities and behaviors that will make them successful employees.

Skills: Personal Qualities and People Skills

  • Demonstrate positive work ethic.
  • Demonstrate integrity.
  • Demonstrate teamwork skills.
  • Demonstrate self-representation skills.
  • Demonstrate diversity awareness.
  • Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  • Demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness.

Professional Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstrate effective speaking and listening skills.
  • Demonstrate effective reading and writing skills.
  • Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrate healthy behaviors and safety skills.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of workplace organizations, systems, and climates.
  • Demonstrate lifelong-learning skills.
  • Demonstrate job-acquisition and advancement skills.
  • Demonstrate time-, task-, and resource-management skills.
  • Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills.
  • Demonstrate customer-service skills.

Technology Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstrate proficiency with technologies common to a specific occupation.
  • Demonstrate information technology skills.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Internet use and security issues.
  • Demonstrate telecommunications skills.


Community Engagement & Civic Responsibility

Build connections and value for interactions, as a responsible and responsive citizen

Students are required to be intuitive with the needs and be proactive and involved in their families, communities, county, state, country, and the world. More information forthcoming.


Career Exploration

Align knowledge, skills, and personal interest with career opportunities

Students are required to explore their skills, interest, and values to help choose a career and create an Academic and Career Plan.

Addressing Elements of Student Life

  • Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
  • Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.

Discovering More About Yourself

  • Identify personal assets.
  • Explain your responsibilities as a family member, student, and community member.
  • Examine the integration of assets into family, school, and community activities.
  • Relate your skills, interests, talents, and values to a career.

Exploring Career Plan Options and Possible Destinations

  • Explore all of the career clusters.
  • Complete a career interest assessment.
  • Explore career pathways and occupations of interest.
  • Describe education and career terms and concepts.
  • Explain the relationship between education and careers.
  • Investigate a career within a pathway of interest.

Developing an Academic and Career Plan

  • Identify long and short term goals.
  • Identify the steps of the decision-making process.
  • Apply a decision-making process to course selection.
  • Create or revise an academic and career plan.