Dear Parents and Community Members:
Welcome to the district web page for Curriculum and Instruction. The Office of Curriculum and Instruction is responsible for the development, adoption, and implementation of district curriculum K-12 in all disciplines. Our goal is to provide a rich, rigorous, and appropriate curriculum for all students. We strive to provide consistency in the instructional program across schools and grade levels to the extent practicable—while continuing to honor teachers’ professional autonomy, unique content-area expertise, and pedagogical skills.
We continually strive to update our curriculum and provide opportunities to support students in meeting and exceeding the New York State Learning Standards. Middle and High School course catalogs are accessible on this webpage and on the individual school sites. We are proud of the quality of our teachers’ efforts and the achievement of our students.
Accompanying our curriculum is a strategic program of professional development, K-12, that promotes teacher reflection and analysis for 'what' we teach and 'how' we teach it—with an ongoing commitment to the improvement of instruction. Teachers share best practices regularly in professional and collaborative settings facilitated by experts in the field, as well as with their colleagues.
Over the course of the school year formative and summative assessments are administered to students to provide teachers with information regarding their achievement and to provide data which supports teachers in making informed instructional decisions. It is imperative that parents continue to work collaboratively with their children’s teacher(s) to support their learning.
We invite you to frequent our site and browse the various pages pertaining to curriculum and instruction, as new information is posted regularly. Our postings on the left-hand side of this page will be expanded over the course of the school year and should give you greater insight into the expectations and rigor of the learning experiences available to students in grades K-12.
Charles R. Leone