CURRICULUM GUIDES AND COURSES OF STUDY
Curriculum guides shall be
provided, as necessary, for the various subject areas. These guides shall present at least a minimal
outline for instruction and a basis for further development of the particular
The guides shall be designed to
assist all users in strengthening and in clarifying their philosophy regarding
the teaching of a subject, and will, when possible, suggest a variety of
possibilities for instruction, patterns of individualization, variations of
approaches, and materials.
A. Courses of study
shall establish the basis for curriculum and instruction and shall define the
key components of a District’s curriculum.
1. A course of study
shall be adopted for each subject taught.
Each course of study shall:
a. Comply with the
provisions of O.R.C. §3313.60;
b. Align with the
District vision, mission, philosophy,
educational goals and strategic plan;
c. Specify learning
and performance expectations;
d. Establish a scope
and sequence of knowledge and skills to be learned;
e. Provide a way to
assess student progress and the need
f. Address the
various developmental needs of early childhood, middle childhood and adolescent
through young adult students.
g. Use technological tools and emphasize inter-disciplinary,
real-world, project-based, and technology-oriented learning experiences.
h. Be guided by Ohio’s state-adopted academic
i. For career and technical courses, be guided by
state-approved career and technical core standards and performance measures.
2. Courses of study
shall provide for the following topics to be a part of the curriculum as
required by Ohio law.
3. Courses of study
shall be reviewed and updated as needed.
B. The principal,
department heads, and director of instruction shall see that classroom
instruction adheres to the courses of study.
C. The Superintendent
shall maintain a copy of all courses of study offered by this District.
Upon the request of any parent or
legal guardian of a student, the parent or guardian shall be permitted to
promptly examine, with respect to the parent’s or guardian’s own child:
A. Any survey or
questionnaire, prior to its administration to the child;
B. Any textbook,
workbook, software, video, or other instructional materials being used in
connection with the instruction of the child;
C. Any completed and
graded test taken or survey or questionnaire filled out by the child;
D. Copies of the
statewide academic standards and each model curriculum developed by the State
Board of Education, which shall be available at all times during school hours
in each school building.
Adopted: November 22,