Portrait of a Graduate Family Resources

Support your student in becoming a Portrait of a Graduate!

In 2014, the FCPS School Board developed and adopted the Portrait of a Graduate (POG). This was in collaboration with a variety of stakeholders:

  • parents
  • families
  • local businesses
  • community members
  • educators
  • students
  • our FCPS leadership

This adoption of POG acknowledges that in our rapidly changing world, education needs to evolve to fulfill our mission of supporting student success in school and in life. POG prioritizes the development of skills that will empower students to be productive citizens of a global community and successful in the workforce of the future. 

A goal of FCPS is to provide opportunities for students to demonstrate learning in more authentic ways. Teachers in FCPS are enhancing learning opportunities to include the attributes of Communicator, Collaborator, Ethical and Global Citizen, Creative and Critical Thinker, and Goal-Directed and Resilient Individual.

icons that represent the Portrait of a Graduate attributes: communicator, collaborator, ethical and global citizen, creative and critical thinker, and goal directed and resilient

How can schools and families intentionally and purposefully partner together and prepare students for this rapidly changing, increasingly diverse, and interconnected world?

To learn more about the Portrait of a Graduate attributes and how you can support your students at home, visit the grade level parent resource pages:

See Portrait of a Graduate in action on Twitter: #fcpsPoG