The 7Cs are: Character, Competencies, Communication, Critical thinking, Collaboration, Creativity, and Citizenship. Instruction on the these 7Cs, or seven virtues, will teach children early what they should know, should be able to do, and understand why.
We are determined to have every student graduate as an expert in at least four of the 7P "long-term" performance-based outcomes. We have mapped our 7Cs to these applied 7Ps.
When children become experts on these timeless virtues grounded in our Core Principles, they become individuals who can think critically and solve problems. Professor Levitt predicted it best. "The absence of a problem leads to the absence of thinking." We achieve our vision by anchoring learning within the context of dilemma stories.
The data shows too many children start school way behind―even as early as prekindergarten (PreK). With consistent practice and focus on the 7Cs, all children, starting with PreK–2, will master the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for success. With this newly acquired skillset and mindset, practiced over 10 to 15 years in school, the most at-risk children will no longer struggle in high school or in life.