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CCS Hosting Community Conversations in January to Develop Portrait of a Graduate

Why a Portrait of a Graduate for Columbus City Schools? Hear from Dr. Dixon about why we are engaging with the community to develop a collective vision for our students.


Nov. 25, 2019 - Columbus City Schools is hosting four Community Conversations in January 2020 as the District is ready to begin the process of developing its Portrait of a Graduate, a collective vision that establishes aspirations for every student in Columbus.

The four Community Conversations are open to the public and will last from 6-8:30 p.m. each evening. Community members are invited to attend a session on the date and location that best meets their schedule.

  • Thursday, Jan. 9, 6:00 p.m., Northland High School (1919 Northcliff Dr., 43229)
  • Thursday, Jan. 16, 6:00 p.m., East High School (1500 E. Broad St., 43205)
  • Wednesday, Jan. 22, 6:00 p.m., South High School (1160 Ann St., 43206)
  • Wednesday, Jan. 29, 6:00 p.m., Wedgewood Middle School (3800 Briggs Rd., 43228)

During the Community Conversations, participants will discuss:

  • What are the hopes, dreams, and aspirations that our community has for our young people?
  • What are the skills and mindsets that our children need for success in this rapidly changing and complex world?

CCS is partnering with Battelle for Kids to develop its Portrait of a Graduate, which will serve as the shared educational vision for CCS and the Columbus community. The CCS Portrait Design Team will lead the visioning process and will be informed through the Community Conversations. This team is comprised of more than 150 internal and external stakeholders, which includes families, students, teachers, administrators, staff, and partners.

For questions about the Community Conversations or the CCS Portrait of a Graduate process, please email ccsportrait@columbus.k12.oh.us