Thriving in the 21st century will require real competencies, far more than academic credentials. Students who only know how to perform well in today’s education system—get good grades and test scores and earn degrees—will no longer be able to succeed in the future economy. At Heritage International Xperiential School (HIXS), we believe every student must be empowered with the following seven capacities and seven skills. These seven capacities and skills underpin and transcend all content standards. In addition to this the core of the curriculum in HIXS is the four vertical strands that every HIXS graduate is expected to master: social-emotional learning, design thinking and maker engineering, research focused reading and writing, and citizenship. These mastery strands are the anchor curriculum to achieve the HIXS graduate profile.