Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

The California Department of Education (CDE) adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in 2013 and released the draft instructional framework for Science Education.

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.

The committee was comprised of elementary, middle, and high school teachers from schools across the district and administrators.

New Science Website

Our new science website features resources for parents, teachers and students as we engage in further implementation of our new programs. 

Comprehensive Sexual Health Education

The California Health Youth Act guides school districts to provide comprehensive sexual health education.  Click here to learn more.


CA NGSS Adopted Materials (6-12)

SCUSD has worked closely with students, teachers and the SCUSD community to adopt new materials for grades 6-12.  

The following programs have been officially adopted by the SCUSD Board of Education: 

  • Amplify Science Grades 6-8 
  • Accelerate Education, STEMScopes 
  • High School Biology/ Earth 
  • High School Physics/ Earth  
  • SAVAAS (formerly Pearson) 
  • High School Chemistry/ Earth