Curriculum & Instruction

Common Core

Overview

The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them.

Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful Education Act (FAIR)

Overview

The FAIR Education Act (also known as Senate Bill 48) was signed into law in 2011. It requires that California public schools provide Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful representations of our diverse ethnic and cultural population in the K-12 grade history and social studies curriculum.

According to the FAIR Education Act, instruction in history/ social science shall include the following ethnic and cultural populations in the teaching California and United States history:

Next Generation Science Standards

Overview

The California Department of Education (CDE) adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in 2013 and released the draft instructional framework for Science Education last month. To prepare for the implementation of the new standards, the district collaborated with SCTA in the spring of 2015 to form a committee and develop a comprehensive three- year NGSS implementation plan.

Library Resources

Overview

School libraries are at the core of learning in today’s information age, and are one of a child’s first opportunities to discover the wondrous joys of reading and exploration. Here at SCUSD we understand the importance of sending our students on to college and careers with the skills that will allow them to be successful, accomplished and create a positive impact within their communities. We strive to empower our learners through the explicit teaching of 21st century literacy skills and to create a spark of joy around lifelong learning and foster lifelong reading.

Social-Emotional Learning

Social-Emotional Learning
Skills for success in school & life

Overview

What are your hopes and dreams for your children and the children in your community?

That they become independent thinkers? Dedicated problem solvers? Excellent communicators? That they are happy, healthy and have fulfilling relationships with others? That they love school?

At SCUSD, we are committed to providing schools that are safe, caring places for children to enjoy learning, be intellectually challenged, make lasting friendships and master essential standards of learning.