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Curriculum Overview

Curriculum Mission and Vision: To create a learning environment that educates the whole student to ensure college and career readiness. The curriculum is based on the 21st century framework of the 4Cs: creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking and held accountable by the Four Questions that drive the work of a Professional Learning Community (PLC). 

Four Questions That Drive the Work of a PLC:
1. What is it we want our students to learn?
2. How will we know if each student has learned it?
3. How will we respond when some students do not learn it?
4. How can we extend and enrich the learning for students who have demonstrated proficiency?

Curriculum Highlights:
  • Data Driven Curriculum 
  • College Preparatory: Students take classes that are UC approved courses
  • Seven Advanced Placement Courses
  • SAT Preparation Classes for Juniors
  • College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS)
  • Aligned to Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
  • Aligned to Visual Arts and Performing Arts (VAPA)
  • Aligned to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
  • Aligned to USCCB Standards and ADLA Standards for Theology
  • 21st Century framework: Creativity, Collaboration , Communication and Critical Thinking (4Cs)
  • PSAT and STAR Testing
  • Field Trips for Experiential Learning
  • Naviance for College and Career Support
  • Invested in Deeper Learning 
  • Problem and Project Based Learning
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Whole Person Education 
  • Innovative Technology Induction Program (Summer Course)
  • ISTE Standards for Technology
  • Teachers are trained in Core Instructional Practices 
Faculty Support 
  • New Teacher Induction
  • PLC Meetings for Humanities Teachers and Science/Tech/Math Teachers
  • Teacher Professional Development 
  • Feedback and Observations by Teacher Peers
  • Leadership Training
Updated June 2017