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Diamond Technology Institute

 

Pajaro Valley Unified School District Mission

The Mission of the Pajaro Valley Unified School District is to educate and to support learners in reaching their highest potential. We prepare students to pursue successful futures and to make positive contributions to the community and the global society.

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Diamond Technology Institute Mission

Diamond Tech blends academic and career technical education. The institute places high expectations on students, parents, teachers and administrators. The program and curriculum are based on a belief that students will be provided with a unique opportunity to prepare them to communicate, problem-solve, and perform authentic real-world tasks. Students will become competitive, competent, and highly skilled in order to meet the demanding standards of our time. During these years, in addition to career skills, students will obtain the essential concepts and course content that can lead them to a two or four year college program.
 

Diamond Technology Institute Vision

Diamond Technology Institute is an educational charter school committed to providing a center for engaged learning. Our diverse students can realize their potential and meet the demanding standards of the community, state, nation and the world.

Diamond Tech School-wide Learning Outcomes

USE TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Apply industry-standard technology, programs, and equipment to create a product 

  • Interpret and incorporate reliable information and technology to increase productivity and develop transferable skills 

  • Attain industry-standard certification and skills

  • Select appropriate tools to collect, record, analyze, and evaluate data

MASTER ACADEMIC, PERSONAL, AND CAREER READY PRACTICES

  • Work collaboratively in multiple roles as a productive member of a diverse team

  • Demonstrate strong leadership and project management skills 

  • Develop clear post-high school plans aligned with personal goals, well-being, and financial literacy

  • Develop a growth mindset that accepts failure as an opportunity for growth and learning 

  • Maintain and utilize portfolios as a dynamic showcase of strengths and potential areas of growth

  • Seek ongoing improvement through clarification, feedback, reflection, critique, and revision/modification 

ARE RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS

  • Understand the interconnectedness of environmental, social, and economic impacts of decisions on community and global society

  • Participate in community improvement, networking, and service related to personal or career interests

  • Demonstrate empathy and compassion by advocating for equality, diversity, and social justice

  • Take ownership of learning by connecting it to a personal mission

  • Respect intellectual property and act with integrity

COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY WITH PURPOSE, REASON, AND EVIDENCE

  • Demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening

  • Compose clear information through writing and other mediums

  • Communicate educated opinions, scientific and/or technical information, and ideas

  • Use various examples of ethos, logos, and pathos in writing and presenting

  • Design end-user solutions that are aesthetic, functional, profitable, and appropriate for the intended audience

THINK CRITICALLY, DEMONSTRATE CREATIVITY AND  ADVANCE INNOVATION

  • Devise creative and innovative ways to solve problems using appropriate methods, practices, and ideas

  • Investigate the root cause of a problem using reliable research strategies; analyze and evaluate possible solutions, and then select and justify an optimal solution

  • Consider unconventional ideas and suggestions as solutions to issues, tasks, or problems