Staff Resources

Curriculum and Instruction Staff Resources


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.

FAIR Education Act: Staff Resources


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.

Materials Development Lab


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.

Professional Library


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.

Science Professional Development and Resources


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.