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Curriculum

District 202 implemented the Common Core State Standards for mathematic in fall 2013 and the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts in fall 2014.

District 202 has used a multi-year process to create its own curriculum, aligned to local, state and national learning standards. Each core area curriculum undergoes a thorough cycle of review, testing and adjustment led by teachers, and incorporating community input.

At the same time, district administration, teachers and staff are rworking to increase academic achievement through a long list of systemic improvements including:

 

Elementary:

  • Implemented Full Day Kindergarten with one class for each school.
  • Aligned our science curriculum to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
  • Adopted and implemented the Math Envision 2.0 resource.
  • Completed final validation of ELA and Math curriculum.
  • Adjusted EL programming to best support students language needs.
  • Implemented SuccessMaker Math Intervention in Title 1 schools.

 

Middle School

  • Fully implemented a new Middle School schedule with all core subject areas offered daily
  • Implemented high school Spanish I at the middle school level for 7th grade (2016-17) and 7th and 8th (2017-18)
  • Developed Literacy and Math Intervention classes to support struggling students
  • Fully implemented CCSS Math curriculum with Ready Math, the student and teacher online and consumable resource
  • Enhanced the Encore Program with additional offerings including STEM based classes, Computers, World Language, Interventions, Study Skills and Literacy classes
  • Fully implemented the Next Generation Science Standards in the 6-8 Science classrooms including inquiry based curriculum and assessments
  • Aggressively promoted National Board Certification program for master teachers and provided support for participating teachers through a grant-based program.

High School:

  • Implemented program to allow students to receive college credit for dual credit courses in:
    • English 101 Rhetoric
    • English 102 Rhetoric
    • General Psychology 101
    • Personal Finance  100