Our Mission and SLOs

Twain High School 

Mission Statement

Within a small, supportive, and flexible learning environment, students engage in the development of higher level thinking skills while becoming responsible citizens and preparing for careers and higher education.

The Twain High School Mission Statement was last revised and adapted by the Twain HS Community in January 2021. 


San Diego Unified School District 

Mission Statement

All San Diego students will graduate with the skills, motivation, curiosity and resilience to succeed in their choice of college and career in order to lead and participate in the society of tomorrow.


Twain High School 

Schoolwide Learner Outcomes (SLOs)

Our Schoolwide Learner Outcomes (SLOs) are a driving force in curricular development and teaching methodology. SLOs are reviewed annually to ensure that they are timely and assess our students for skills and outcomes that are pertinent for graduates in today’s society.  SLOs were last adapted by the total Mark Twain community in Spring 2021.

Critical Thinkers 
Twain HS graduates will be able to: 
- Utilize critical and creative thinking skills both independently and collaboratively
- Analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information to solve real world problems
- Apply academic concepts required in everyday situations and in the workplace

Effective Communicators 
Twain HS graduates will be able to: 
- Convey their thinking
- Comprehend, interpret, and analyze a variety of print and electronic sources
- Demonstrate the ability to write and speak effectively for different purposes

Collaborative Workers 
Twain HS graduates will be able to: 
- Demonstrate growth as responsible school and community members
- Demonstrate respect for self, staff, fellow students, and community
- Collaborate with the school community to meet academic requirements

College and Career Ready 
Twain HS graduates will be able to: 
- Prepare for their future of college and careers
- Articulate personal, academic, and career goals
- Research post-secondary options for employment and/or higher education 
- Access hybrid learning opportunities online

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