The State of New Hampshire has identified four behavioral qualities or habits of mind that students need to be successful in college, carreer, and life. The WLC Learner Expectations reflect the state's work and the priorities of WLC. The Work-Study Practices Portfolio provides high school freshman, sophomores, and juniors the opportunity to reflect on and record their growth meeting the WLC Learner Expectations and New Hampshire's Work-Study Practices. Students are asked to create a Google Site at the beginning of ninth grade and, using skills learned in their computer classes, add school projects that showcase their growth in the areas of Communication, Collaboration, Creativity and Self-Direction.
New Hampshire's Work-Study Practices are a part of the state's competency-based system of education. The practices themselves were identified as "those behaviors that enhance learning achievement and promote a positive work eithic such as, but not limited to, listening and following directions, accepting responsibility, staying on task, completing work accurately, managing time wisely, showing initiative, and being cooperative." By senior year, WLC students will document proficiency in all four Work-Study Practices areas.