Learning and Competencies
Working Together to Engage Every Learner
Oyster River High School promotes a safe and nurturing community where the uniqueness of each member is valued. In this spirit, we are committed to becoming educated, ethical, responsible citizens who strive to contribute positively toward the betterment of ourselves, our school, our society and the world.
Vision of a Graduate
As ORCSD students strive to develop and master transferable academic, social and emotional skills, our graduates will be capable and empowered individuals who demonstrate a critical awareness of self and an empathetic awareness of others.
21st Century Learning Expectations
- Knowledgable Person
- Skilled Information Processor
- Critical and Creative Thinker
- Self-Directed Learner
- Responsible Citizen
- Effective Communicator
- Collaborative Worker
Awareness of Self
ORCSD students will demonstrate resilience and adaptability as independent thinkers through being self-directed, self-regulated and self-advocates who understand themselves as learners.
Awareness of Others
ORCSD students will demonstrate ethical, empathetic, and respectful thinking through being collaborative, responsible community members both locally and globally.
Transferable Skills and Knowledge
ORCSD students will demonstrate a growth mindset and master transferable foundational skills and knowledge through critical thinking, effective communication, problem-solving and healthy risk taking.
For additional curriculum and competencies information, please visit the district's Academics page.
Oyster River High School Supported Learning
Every student has talents, skills, an ability to learn and an ability to contribute to our school community. We strive to help each and every student to thrive and reach his/her full potential.
- Math Lab
- Writing Center
- Learning Lab
- Homework Den
- Student Tutors
- Flex Time
- Student Services
Flex Time is a block of time each day when students will have the opportunity to participate in Advisory, seek Academic Support and Enrichment/Tiered Support. Through Flex Time, the goal is for our students to be empowered to make the appropriate academic and social decisions necessary for success at Oyster River High School and beyond. Flex Time may also be utilized for class meetings, and school assemblies in order to decrease the amount of instructional time that is used for school-wide activities.