Curriculum development is the foundation of our instructional program. There are two times during the school year that the formal curriculum development process takes place, January and June. The curriculum development process follows these steps:
1. Curriculum leaders and department chairs prepare recommendations as a result of ongoing work with teachers, administrators, students and parents.
2. Preliminary panel meetings are held and recommendations are reviewed by leadership teams at the elementary, middle school and high school levels.
3. At a final panel, the revised and/or edited recommendations are reviewed again by K-12 discipline teams and Central Office administrators.
4. The Assistant Superintendent and Director of Curriculum & Professional Development review the recommendations with a community curriculum input committee.
5. The Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent and Director of Curriculum & Professional Development prepare administrative reactions to the recommendations.
6. The recommendations are presented to the School Board for review and/or final approval.
Curriculum improvements and enhancements move the District forward. You will notice that our recommendations relate to the District’s tagline of “Customizing Learning, Nurturing Potential…Delivering Excellence” and also to the four goals of our Strategic Plan, which are to:
1. Develop the fullest potential of the whole child.
2. Foster high-level thinking and learning among our students.
3. Challenge students to contribute and succeed in an increasingly interconnected world.
4. Develop student and staff competency in current technologies.