As we considered the most valuable, equitable, and achievable approach to assessing learning in the Virtual School environment, Indian Creek has decided to focus on student competencies – rather than traditional grades during this time. Competencies are combinations of knowledge, skills and attitudes that students develop and apply for successful learning, living and working. They emphasize aspects of learning that apply within and across all subject areas. These non-cognitive skills help students to succeed both in and outside of school. Each session of Virtual School will focus on a specific competency for students in Pre-K3 through grade 12. Each competency will feature an accompanying Community Challenge to encourage thoughtful participation.