Do you have a Portrait of a Graduate?

A Portrait of a Graduate: your system’s vision for 21st century, deeper learning for every student.


Every school system is unique, but all are connected by a shared aspiration: that all students have an educational experience preparing them to thrive in the future.

Now more than ever, that experience must not only provide for the acquisition of rigorous academic content, but it must also be more intentional about fostering empathy, creative thinking, adaptability, and collaboration, plus more 21st century skills and mindsets our young people need to thrive in this complex, rapidly changing world.


Deeper learning occurs through purposeful integration of rigorous academic content with experiences that intentionally cultivate skills, mindsets, and literacies essential for students to become lifelong learners and contributors in the 21st century.

Battelle for Kids has supported hundreds of school systems as they engage their broader community to develop a Portrait of a Graduate.  
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Locally developed, but globally positioned

The Portrait of a Graduate serves as a North Star for system transformation. Providing strategic direction for the redesign of the overall educational experience for students, this collective vision reinvigorates and re-engages students, educators, and community stakeholders.


Every school system’s Portrait will be unique, reflecting the shared vision of the community. Our gallery showcases many examples.

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Congratulations! You’ve taken an important first step in transforming the educational experiences for your students. We can help you turn your vision into a reality for every student with services for strategic planning, human capital systems, professional learning for educators, and much more.


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We’re excited to see Portrait of a Graduates from across the country! 
Keep the momentum toward making 21st century, deeper learning a reality for every student. Celebrate your district's leadership by using #PortraitofaGraduate on social media.