The Office of Curriculum and Instruction supports SCUSD schools in providing high quality curriculum and instruction designed to ensure that all students graduate college and career ready. A focus on college and career readiness permeates curriculum and instruction from grades preK-12 and within all of the content areas, including mathematics, English language arts, science, social science, foreign language, visual performing arts, and physical education.
The FAIR Education Act is to be implemented in social science classes in all grades. As part of this work, SCUSD is available to support teachers and the school community to create and maintain a safe and respectful classroom environment.
The law provides no additional funding for new textbooks.
3051 Redding Avenue (District Warehouse) – Box 726A
Library/Textbook Services works with the Curriculum Department to complete K-12 curriculum fulfillment for textbooks, workbooks and teaching materials year-round. Please use the documents below to request teacher or student material, or return curriculum materials.
The Materials Lab is located at the Serna Center on the first floor in the Professional Library.
It is a place that increases the effectiveness of teaching in the classroom by offering a wide variety of different materials, ideas and machinery to aid in all phases of the classroom curriculum resulting in improved learning opportunities for all students and staff.
SCUSD Hosts SVMI (The Silicon Valley Math Initiative) Professional Development Sessions
At SVMI Professional Development Meetings, coaches bring a team of teachers to participate in professional development together. The goals of the workshops are to enhance teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge in mathematics. The meetings target teachers of mathematics in grades K-HS. The workshops involve whole-group activities as well as a significant amount of time in gradespan groups K-3, 4-5, 6-8 and HS.
The Professional Library @ Serna has just what you need! It is a review and circulating library of over 25,000 titles including books aligned to California Curriculum.
Teachers can check out up to 30 books for 30 days.
You can search the entire collection from your school or home.
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.