School start and end times will be changing in the 2018-19 school year as a 7-period day is implemented for high school students. We acknowledge any change has an impact to families’ current schedules. We want to ensure families have ample time to plan for the change.
Instruction and curriculum seeks to refocus and redefine the skills and learnings that students must master to be successful and productive citizens in an ever-changing world that shall require higher level skills.
The district seeks to develop curriculum that integrates basic and lifelong learning skills into all curriculum areas. The resulting curriculum shall identify what all students need to learn as well as how much instructional time should be devoted to each content area. A goal shall be to integrate content areas so students see the inter-relationships between subjects rather than viewing them in isolation.
Each student should be presented with a core curriculum, a common set of learnings, as well as have an opportunity for an individualized curriculum based on advanced learnings in the content areas or new learnings in individualized content areas such as foreign language or vocational education.
WAC 180-16-220 (3)
WAC 180-16-225 (3)
Basic Instructional Program (IGA)