Curriculum and Standards

Great expectations for every student

As outlined in our Strategic Plan, we believe all students benefit from high-quality instruction and high expectations each year, in each subject and in each classroom. 

In addition, we are committed to preparing students to be competitive after school in college and career. To do that, we have high standards and a rigorous curriculum for every learner in our district.

 

Instructional Framework 

Our instructional framework is built on the belief that classroom experiences should allow students to make meaning and build knowledge. 

We want our students to think critically about the information surrounding them and to make sense of and make meaning from it. 

All instruction is standards-based and follows the grade- or course-level standards as adopted by the Tennessee
State Board of Education. 

 

Academic Standards

Academic standards guide what teachers will help students learn by the end of each grade.

Subject areas covered:

  • Arts Education
  • Counseling and Career Guidance 
  • Computer Technology 
  • Early Learning Development 
  • English Language Arts 
  • English as a Second Language 
  • Health/PE/Wellness 
  • Mathematics 
  • Personal Finance 
  • Science 
  • Social Studies

Tennessee’s standards have kids learning some concepts in an earlier grade than their parents did. As a parent, you don’t need to be completely confident with the lesson to help your child with homework. 

Tip: Ask your children to explain concepts they’re working on – teaching someone else is a great way to learn. Because many assessments will ask students to show their work on some problems, you can help them prepare by asking them to show YOU how they got their math or English answer. Here’s a guide.