• Portrait of a Kyrene Kid



    The Portrait of a Kyrene Kid reflects our community’s collective vision of the skills, traits and competencies each of our students should exemplify by the time they complete 8th grade, in preparation for high school, college, career and beyond.

    The portrait is the culmination of a year-long effort to engage hundreds of stakeholders, including students, parents, educators, business leaders and community members, in its development. The portrait is a touchstone for Kyrene School District to identify priorities and will be the foundation for the next 5-year strategic plan. With this portrait as a guide, Kyrene students will be ready for the future.


  • Adaptable Learner
    I possess the desire to learn, unlearn, and re-learn. I believe in the ability to master challenging concepts and demonstrate positive attitudes about learning.
  • Self-Advocate
    I demonstrate personal agency. I possess confidence in my ability to reflect, overcome adversity, appropriately express needs, and act with purpose.
  • Community Contributor
    I pursue opportunities, actions and contributions that positively impact the community and the world. I demonstrate global and cultural citizenship through empathy and respect for others.
  • Communicator
    I articulate thoughts and ideas effectively, using spoken, written, and nonverbal skills in a variety of forms and contexts. I listen effectively to interpret meaning and intentions.
  • Critical Thinker
    I demonstrate thinking that is clear, rational, open-minded, and informed by evidence. I am able to analyze and evaluate difficult or complex situations, and I ask questions to further understanding.
  • Problem Solver
    I exhibit steadfastness in achieving success despite difficulty, opposition, or failure. I am able to identify and prioritize solutions.
  • Collaborator
    I engage with others by honoring and leveraging diverse perspectives and strengths to achieve shared goals.
Last Modified on September 8, 2023