Academics

Early Learning Academic Standards

Elementary Academic Standards


Curricula

Teachers are expected to utilize the curriculum outlined below for the grade/subject that they teach.

 

Curriculum

Grade Band

Content

Creative Curriculum

PK3-PK4

The Creative Curriculum® helps every early childhood program create a high-quality learning environment that enables every child to become a creative, confident thinker.

Cornerstones

K-5

Cornerstones are high-quality, powerful lessons that students engage in through the DCPS units of study. Students experience Cornerstones across grade levels and content areas, including ELA, math, science, social studies, art, health, PE, and world languages. Cornerstones are taught as part of the DCPS curriculum and are the lessons students will remember years from now.

DCPS English Language Arts Units of Study

K-5

Literacy, Humanities, Social Studies, Writing

Guided Reading- Jan Richardson’s Next Steps in Guided Reading Framework

K-5

Reading (English and/or Spanish) at independent levels

Eureka Math

K-5

Mathematics

DCPS Science Curriculum

PK3-5

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Fundations and Fundations Booster

K-2

English phonics

Words Their Way

3-5

Word study, spelling

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