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August 20, 2017
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Chaparral Curriculum

 

Parents often ask “What will my child learn in school this year?”  The curriculum at Chaparral, as for all the schools in the Moorpark District, is closely aligned with the California State Department of Education’s content standards which clearly lay out what the state expects to be covered for each subject at each grade level.

 “Content standards were designed to encourage the highest achievement of every student, by defining the knowledge, concepts, and skills that students should acquire at each grade level.”  CDE website

Parents are encouraged to link below to the California Department of Education’s webpage for Content Standards.  Just choose the subject area and grade level you are interested in for a clear and concise outline of the state expectations.

While the Content Standards define what should be taught, the specifics of how the curriculum should be taught are left to the teachers and the school sites.  Teachers provide valuable information on curriculum, major projects, and classroom expectations at the beginning of every year at Back-to-School night.  Parents are strongly encouraged to attend this very informative evening.  Handouts will be available for those who cannot attend.

California schools, including those of Moorpark Unified School District, will be joining the majority of states in adopting the new Common Core curriculum.  Educational standards in Math and English are set for each grade level (K-12) to help ensure that students throughout the country receive a quality, uniform education. Students will be encouraged to develop a deeper understanding of the subject matter over rote memorization of facts.  Interdisciplinary connections should also be explored.   

Click for:  What are Common Core Standards?

Click for:  California Department of Education Content Standards


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