• Virginia's 5 C's Virginia's 21st Century school reforms centers upon the 5 Cs of Learning:

    1. Critical thinking
    2. Creative thinking
    3. Communication
    4. Collaboration
    5. Citizenship

    Learn more on the VDOE Web site and start with an introduction to the Profile of a Graduate and by viewing these short videos on the Virginia Profile of a Graduate Playlist.

    The Profile of a Virginia Graduate describes the knowledge, skills, experiences and attributes that students must attain to be successful in college and/or the work force and to be “life ready.”

    In developing the profile, the Board of Education determined that a life-ready Virginia graduate must:

    • Achieve and apply appropriate academic and technical knowledge (content knowledge);
    • Demonstrate productive workplace skills, qualities, and behaviors (workplace skills);
    • Build connections and value interactions with others as a responsible and responsive citizen (community engagement and civic responsibility); and
    • Align knowledge, skills and personal interests with career opportunities (career exploration).

    The Profile of a Virginia Graduate provides the framework for the requirements students must meet to earn a Standard Diploma or Advanced Studies Diploma (Source: VDOE, 2021).