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.

Comprehensive Sexual Health Education
California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA)

Overview

California state law, the California Healthy Youth Act, requires that comprehensive sexual health education and HIV prevention education be provided to students at least once in middle school and once in high school, starting in 7th grade. Instruction must encourage students to communicate with parents, guardians or other trusted adults about human sexuality. Instruction must be medically accurate, age‐appropriate and inclusive of all students. It must include the following:

English Language Arts/English Language Development Materials Adoption

Overview

The Academic Office is looking for feedback from parents, students, staff and community members on ELA/ELD materials that will be selected for the 2018-2019 School Year. 

Please take a look at the materials listed below and on display at the Serna Center then provide feedback through the survey links below by February 28, 2018.

Thank you. 

Online ELA/ELD Materials

Click on the links below to to explore the materials online.

High School Voter Education Weeks

Overview

The California Education Code designates the last two full weeks in April and September to be High School Voter Education Weeks. This provides an opportunity for high schools and their students to partner with county elections officials to promote civic education and participation on campus and foster an environment that cultivates lifelong voters and active citizens.

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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:

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.